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Copper Cuff
« on: July 14, 2013, 09:09:26 PM »
Here is a copper cuff made from some pipe off of a water heater...


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Re: Copper Cuff
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2013, 09:35:43 PM »
Very nice recycling of metal.  I see a railroad track under the cuff, do you use that as an anvil?

I really like your work on this.  Attached is a little modification of your photo, hope you like it.

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« Last Edit: July 14, 2013, 10:02:24 PM by gemlover »
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Re: Copper Cuff
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2013, 10:41:57 PM »
Very nice recycling of metal.  I see a railroad track under the cuff, do you use that as an anvil?

I really like your work on this.  Attached is a little modification of your photo, hope you like it.

john

Yes, It is my anvil. I do like the modification!
Here is a better photo of the anvil.


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Re: Copper Cuff
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2013, 01:00:28 AM »
My son works for Norfolk Southern RR and he can not get a piece of rail.  Consider yourself fortunate.  That makes a perfect anvil.

I did the photo editing with GIMP (www.gimp.org); which is public domain software and free.  It is very similar to Photoshop, but costs a whole lot less (FREE).  It does have a very steep learning curve, but Jim Juris has an inexpensive how to book available on his shop here in Handmade Artists.

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Re: Copper Cuff
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2013, 05:02:35 AM »
Beautimus cuff, Matt..... ;) :D

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Re: Copper Cuff
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2013, 07:50:56 AM »
Lovely work Matt. I actually really like the prop with the rail for the pic. Whether it is your anvil or not, I think it is a pretty cool photo prop.


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Re: Copper Cuff
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2013, 11:01:56 AM »
Love how you recycled those pipes. That railroad track is just awesome!!

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Re: Copper Cuff
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2013, 01:15:48 PM »
Beautiful!

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Re: Copper Cuff
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2013, 02:40:37 PM »
Lovely work Matt. I actually really like the prop with the rail for the pic. Whether it is your anvil or not, I think it is a pretty cool photo prop.
Thanks, The photos happened right after I finished the cuff, it was sitting on the anvil. I noticed how nice it looked with the sun shining on it through the window. I was thrilled how the photos turned out!

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Re: Copper Cuff
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2013, 06:19:29 PM »
It's amazing Matt! And the photos do look REALLY good!