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"Folding" metal


#1

Thanks to all for the tips on improving my polishing techniques.
Here’s another question for my favorite “gurus”.

I have seen copper jewelry that looks as if the metal has been
folded like a piece of fabric. I do not mean folded like you
would a piece a paper. The affect is softer, with rounded
"folds", like an afghan draped over the back of a chair. I hope
y’a’ll can figure out what I am trying to describe!

As always, I appreciated all your input.

Candy

P.S. It’s great to have Orchid back in my mailbox!


#2

Candyce05@aol.com wrote:

Thanks to all for the tips on improving my polishing techniques.
Here's another question for my favorite "gurus".
I have seen copper jewelry that looks as if the metal has been
folded like a piece of fabric.  I do not mean folded like you
would a piece a paper.  The affect is softer, with rounded
"folds", like an afghan draped over the back of a chair.  I hope
y'a'll can figure out what I am trying to describe!

The foremost expert of the technique that you describe is
Charles Lewton Brain… The softer effect that you describe is
achieved by subsequent forming with urethane pads in a hydraulic
press.

Lee Marshall Bonny Doon Engineering
http://www.bonnydoonengineering.com


#3

I have seen copper jewelry that looks as if the metal has been
folded like a piece of fabric. I do not mean folded like you
would a piece a paper. The affect is softer, with rounded
"folds", like an afghan draped over the back of a chair. I hope
y’a’ll can figure out what I am trying to describe!>Candy

Hi Candy, could be several things, thin enough copper can be
folded to look like cloth, cloth can be sealed and electroformed,
cloth can be metalized (sprayed with semi-plastic droplets of
metal-this is however rather rare) or it may be fold-formed, a
system of rapidly shaping metal by folding, working and unfolded
sheet metal which I developed (see the Brain Press page for more
descriptions).

There was a short chapter in Tim McCreight’s 'Metals Technic’
book on it and I sell a 49 page paper and introductory video on
it. There are also a number of people teaching parts of it around
now. I’ll be teaching workshops on it next summer in North
America, Email me off list for details if you are interested.

Charles

Brain Press
Box 1624, Ste M, Calgary,
Alberta, T2P 2L7, Canada
Tel: 403-263-3955 Fax: 403-283-9053
Email: @Charles_Lewton-Brain

Metals info download web site:
https://www.ganoksin.com/borisat/tip_sear.htm Product descriptions:
https://www.ganoksin.com/kosana/brain/brain.htm