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Titanium in your kiln?


#1

Please call me Bill

Please send me your Zip Code so I can send you the reprints you
asked me to copy for you.

I use titanium sheet in the kiln in place of the mica. The sheet
is continuously reusable and the enamel comes off just like with
the mica.

There is an airframe manufacturer in south San Diego County who
sells the scrap at like $2.00 a pound. The students at the J.C.
would buy the wire to make chain mail suits for the Renaissance
Fair held in this area every year. Last time they went
down there they bought several hundred feet of titanium wire and
some small sheets about 6x6 and .03 thick. I bought several
feet of wire and they sold me one square of material.

I recently bought two trivet kiln elements from :

California Crafts Supply
1201 E. Ball Road
Unit C
Anaheim, California 92805
Fax 714 774 4450
Phone 714 774-4588

They had two sizes, one about 6 inches and the other about 8
inches. Can’t find the bill but as my failing memory remembers
not too expensive. Like $25.00 for two, one of each because
that’s what my checkbook stub says. Was able to fit the larger
heating element directly into a hot plate that was not being
used. I think Thompson Enamels still sells that type of kiln.

Need to quit as it’s ice cream time and a tv movie (?). I really
should study my AutoCAD homework.

Bill
Ginkgo Designs


#2

There is an airframe manufacturer in south San Diego County who
sells the scrap at like $2.00 a pound. The students at the J.C.
would buy the wire to make chain mail suits for the Renaissance
Fair held in this area every year. Last time they went
down there they bought several hundred feet of titanium wire and
some small sheets about 6x6 and .03 thick. I bought several
feet of wire and they sold me one square of material.

Ti chain mail…I love it. Any chance you could furnish the
name/address of the manufacturer ? I know I would like to get
some wire, and I am sure there are a couple of other folks here
who might, too.

Cheers
Douglas


#3

Would appreciate that address also… I could use the wire and a
piece of titanium would be wonderful!!!Thanks calgang


#4

I do believe the company is Rohr Aircraft . San Diego,
California.

Bill
Ginkgo Designs


#5

Ti chain mail…I love it. Any chance you could furnish the
name/address of the manufacturer ? I know I would like to get
some wire, and I am sure there are a couple of other folks here
who might, too.

I just found a new good source for titanium, both wire and
sheet. Sample wire price: 14 guage is $.56/ft Sample sheet
price : 22 guage is $.20/sq. inch

Reactive Metals Studio
PO Box 890
Clarkdale, Az. 86324
(520)634-3434
reactive@sedona.net

Good luck,
Karen


#6

I just found a new good source for titanium, both wire and
sheet. Sample wire price: 14 guage is $.56/ft Sample sheet
price : 22 guage is $.20/sq. inch

Reactive Metals Studio
PO Box 890
Clarkdale, Az. 86324
(520)634-3434
reactive@sedona.net

Thanks, I’ll give them a shout. Has anyone made any work with
Titainium and other metals ? A couple years back one of my
instructors made several rings of Ti and 18k, and they looked
very nice. The metals went together with rivets, and were set
with diamonds and rubies. Very pretty, and expensive.

Cheers
Douglas


#7

Ummm, is Bill Seeley on this list?

I know he is/was on Artmetal, and he is really the one to ask
about any of these matters. He runs reactive metals and they are
a great source for not only Titanium and Niobium but
Mokume(Shakudo,Bimetals) anodizing set-ups,Patinas, Mini nuts &
bolts and all kinds of findings one would use without heat as
well as fusion findings. Oh, he is also a swell guy who is pretty
nice about answering questions if you E-mail them with questions
about products.

No, I have no relation to this company, I just think they have
cool stuff and are nice folks.

Karen


#8
   Thanks, I'll give them a shout. Has anyone made any work
with Titainium and other metals ? A couple years back one of my
instructors made several rings of Ti and 18k, and they looked
very nice. The metals went together with rivets, and were set
with diamonds and rubies. Very pretty, and expensive. > >Cheers

If you look in the Orchid Gallery under my name you can see one
of the niobium and 18k bands that I’ve been making for 11 years
or so. You can burnish diamonds into niobium, fusion weld
findings to it, build pieces around it, rivet to it.

Rick Hamilton
Richard D. Hamilton

Fabricated 14k, 18k, and platinum Jewelry
wax carving, modelmaking, jewelry photography

http://www.rick-hamilton.com
@rick_hamilton


#9

Hi Karen, I am trying to work in titanium and niobium here in
England , although its proving difficult to find anyone to
supply me with relatively small amounts. I am desperate to find
a supplier, and wonder if you know the e-mail address of
’Artmetal’ . I would be really grateful. Thanks , Kate Arbon.


#10
 I am trying to work in titanium and niobium here in England ,
although its proving difficult to find anyone to   supply me
with relatively small amounts.  I am desperate to find   a
supplier, and wonder if you know the e-mail address of 
'Artmetal' .I would be really grateful.  Thanks , Kate Arbon. 

Hi Kate,

Better yet, as previously posted I will forward the
Reactive Metals Stdio, Inc. address:
PO Box 890, 600 First North St.
Clarkdale, AZ 86324
(520) 634-3434 Fax (520)634-6734
or
reactive@sedon.net

Artmetal is a group like orchid that discusses similar
topics with a heavier emphasis on larger scale
metalwork, i.e. blacksmithing, and often wanders into
long rambling and engrossing philisophical debates about
art…studios…safety…trees…dogs…, you get the idea.

I had to choose between lists because of the time
constraints and I from a pure business perspective
I get more out of Orchid. I thought since Bill from
Reactive Metals is “on” Artmetal maybe he signs
on to Orchid as well. He is very helpful, E-Mail
him at the above address…

I found them to be very professional & friendly.
@Karenworks


#11

Hi Kate

They may not remember me but I am sure if you get in contact
with The Worshipful Co. of Goldsmiths in London u will receive
contacts for supply of the metals u seek. If u hav no luck then I
suggest Sir John Cass City Of London Polytechnic. Let me know
how u get on and if you need futher John (Aurum)


#12

Hi Karen, Thanks a lot for the Artmetal seems
interesting , I think I will join in with the frivolities, there
too! I can’t believe how helpful everyone is! What kind of work
do you do? As you might have guessed, I am trying to work in
titanium and niobium!

Thanks again!

Kate.