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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

More Brass Work

I am still alive, I promise...just very busy :-)

Now that I know how to work with brass on the lathe I have been having loads of fun with it. First up is this candlestick, it is Dutch and dates from about 1650.























A close up of the three pieces that makes up the candlestick. The screw was made using a tap and die set.
















I taught this as a class at our club recently, for most of the students this was their first time turning brass on a lathe and they had lots of fun, here are two of the students with their candlesticks.

















Next I made all of these little pieces...

















It is hardware for this dressing table mirror dating from about 1800, the candlestick in this photo was made by Bill Robertson.




















With the drawers open, I will be teaching this piece soon at our South African convention.



















And lastly another tilt top table latch, I posted lots of step by step photos on the IGMA forum if you want to see how I made it.














All screwed together, now I need to start working on the table for this latch :-)
















Have a great week everyone.
Elga




13 comments:

miraclechicken said...

Hi Elga! Al;ways good to see you blogging. These pieces are stunning---

Pepper Mitcheson said...

Lovely work, I'm just disappointed I can't attend your workshops. Nice to see a post from you =0)

Giac said...

Hello Elga,
How beautiful! Wonderful work. I do wish I were able to take the class. Have fun and I hope you have a great group.
Big hug
Giac

The Old Maid said...

Great works as usual Elga! Wish I had all you skills! :)
Hugs

Catherine said...

Elga,

It is so nice to see you posting in your blog again.

Your work is beautiful. I love the brass turnings. I wish I could take your furniture making class. :-)

otterine said...

Marvelous work! I love the attention to detail you put in your furniture builds. :D

miniaturista said...

Esos candelabros parecen reales, están perfectos, son de bronce antiguo....del bueno....
Un abrazo
Maite

latchkey and jonquil said...

Hi Elga, that is really wonderful, what a beautiful candlestick! And I love your dresser, especially the tiny finials, very elegant.

Jonquil

Elizabeth S said...

EXQUISITE as well as future Heirloom! :D

Josje said...

As I said before, your metal turnings are just wonderful! The candlestick and the dresser are another beautiful addition to your collection. Great work, as always.

Idske de Jong said...

Wow they are so beautiful! I'd love to take one of your classes! Your miniatures club has a treasure with a teacher like you! Don't suppose I could turn brass on my mini wood lathe...

Elga said...

Idske you can turn wood on a metal lathe but not metal on a wood lathe, metal turning requires more precision from the lathe itself and metal lathes are produced with smaller anf finer tolerances than wood lathes.

iseecerulean said...

It's gorgeous! I love your work.