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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