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Part VI Hard Rock Cafe @ 30.96 Hastings Mike Ma Metal Works Forum


March 25, 2017
Metalworks HRC

Dear All

-- Greetings, wonderful show at the PNE; managed to see a few friends from the past...here is a circle divider from Tim McCreight's Book-Complete Metalsmith-use it to divide up circles into equal parts. love the presentations of our club at the show as well as our Presidents display of jewellery/carving. he has gathered some great talent behind him. I see a group of seven in the far future.

cheers

Mike


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March 26, 2017  8:24am
     Metalworks  your makerbot sample request

dear all,
here's a suggestion for a program for the HCR one of these days .. there also is a place (3DSmith) west on Seymour at 518 West Pender on the north side of the street a few stores down that has a range of 3-D printers and he has displays of what it can do ..particularly to jewelry he has a range of pendants/rings n' others that he had cast in silver derived from the 3-d printer...i will get some cards from him to get to  our next meeting..see attached letter. enjoy the attached video file.
 
 We've released new products since then, and we have a wide network of resellers in Canada now, and I'd be happy to set up a demo or talk about time and money-saving uses for Creative jewelers Guild.

For example, you might like this new video we produced with Lockheed Martin about their satellite telescopic lenses: http://mbot.co/2m88i87  MakerBot One MetroTech Center, 21st Floor Brooklyn, NY 11201 W
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Cheers

Mike



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April 3, 2017  8:00am

Metalworks-HCR

Enjoy viewing the attached websites...instructional DVD shorts on techniques/tool reviews/tips n' tricks..titanium strip pieces for clamping down your soldering projects (download pics of some clamp configurations)

--Dear all,

 here are 2 websites that are both free and paid for service subscription .. some of the free viewing is listed on Andrew Berry's website and on youtube. They are: www.atthebench.com -over 1000 instructionals available and he is producing 3 DVD shorts each week with techniques/tool reviews/top tricks n tips. he is a definite well versed instructor and covers what we all would like to achieve in jewelry and at a fractional cost of doing a jewelry course in the lower mainland. it might be the way to expand one's experttise in the long run the next website introduces titanium strips for usage as clamps for soldering. you can view the assorted ways they are shaped and view Andrews Berry's use of them on youtube. www.andrewberry.co.uk/product/knew-concepts-titanium-soldering-strips/# you can download pics of the various shaping of his minicamps on this web page



cheers

Mike
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April 3, 2017  9:30am

Metalworks-HCR

here is a great overview of soldering by Kate Richbourg on youtube-elapsed time 1 hour 39 minutes in length..intensive/thorough...I read through her newest book...love her 1 inch square tester plates. will make up several of them for our future classes

 

and from the attached website:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCng1kQjEAc

Cheers

Mike

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April 10, 2017  12:07pm

Metalworks-HCR

Dear all,

 at the central library on 5th floor-Magazine section- Ornament magazine (undergoing a new management)-reference magazine Volume 39 no.3 listing the work of glass bead maker-Kristina Logan ... check out her website- www.kristinalogan.com probably could play with enamels this way...watching how she frames her work might help us play with our bezels too- jazz it up so to speak !


cheers

mike m

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April 13, 2017

Metalworks-HRC  Your forging Ebook is right here!

Dear All

Here is a fella that started blacksmithing with singularity & zeal at the age of 11 years old .. he is on youtube with exercises that can be incorporated into copper/brass/silver and gold I'm sure ... attached I have subscribed (freely for) to his ebook. an interesting way to see in small steps how the metal will move.
My name is Alec Steele, I am a blacksmith! You probably know me through YouTube and know that I film and edit a daily YouTube vlog, forging projects that push the boundaries of my knowledge and entertain you, the viewer!
check out his website as well he is a comedian with a hammer .. you will be smitten .. keep hammering on!


cheers

mike

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April 15, 2017
 
Metalworks-from HCR - Becker youtube on Kinetic jewelry

Dear All

Jeweler Kinetic Rings - Studio Michael Berger


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69kVOM7uQ5Y

 ... loves transforming graceful hands into eye-catching stages. Appropriately, his hand-made collections feature kinetic jewellery pieces that move and spin on the wearer's hand. At first glance, his stainless steel or gold ring sculptures seem to be attractively heavy, clearly shaped pieces. It is when you put them on and start moving your hands that their full magic is revealed: the top elements, which nestle closely together, start to move and rotate.

-this is a beauty of engineering/structure and art...all rolled into one .. savour this !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69kVOM7uQ5Y

cheers

mike



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April 19, 2017

Metalworks-from HCR

- hydraulic press excerpts from Ganksin

-- see if you can view from the attachment...a nice overview of the hydraulic press with accessorial methods from the past- Devcon plastic metal for die forming-positive/negative space ... other methods using 2 stage epoxy/plaster etc. my email from telusmight be changing and acting strangely- sorry if attachment doesn't work!   decided to print out the web site for your immediate usage-key points to the hydraulic press c/o www.ganoksin.com

Susan Kingsley, Floating Variations Hung-up in a Structure
  www.ganoksin.com/article/hydraulic-die-forming-artist-metalsmith

cheerless

mike
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April 20, 2017

Metalworks from HCR Studio Craft as Career-a Guide to Achieving excellence in Art-Making

Dear all,

discovered a nice synoptic book on art as career containing a 45 year career by author Paul J. Stankard's advice and attendant with this is a synopsis of 48 Artist A-Z showing their works and adding a pithy piece of advice to pursuing one's dreams (as well as their websites)...if you know someone who is younger/eager and artistic this might be a book that could be a good mentoring book to use.

Studio Craft as a Career Guide to Achieving Excellence in Art-making




an example of advice ?

p 191-Sondra Sherman:  Creative:



Growth-protect time to explore and follow curiosity
be fearless (or pretend to be)
be obsessive
cultivate and embrace your idiosyncrasy
be brave, be brave, be brave


for Practical concerns:

recognize the difference between creating and producing; knowing both are necessary in professional practice and not always in desired proportions explore the varied types of practice in your field-try them-directly or as an employee/assistant knowing yourself is key to understanding what motivates your creative growth and what form of practice will be fulfilling and viable.

Motivation must be internal and supported by your personal values or it will be fragile.

now add another 47 words of advice from other artist in glass/wood/metal etc and quotes: i.e.

page 150 - Ferne Jacobs Carl Jung said:   Pick the hardest thing to do, because if you do that, all your energy comes together to focus on it. If it is too easy, not enough energy gets engaged. I always want to be in a mystery, and learn something new, so I take the risk!



Cheers,

Mike



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April 23, 2017

Metalworks HRC  A jig and dance

a nice jig that one can make to cut one's chain links..several other designs which i will be bringing into the next smithing class ... any ideas to improve this design ?... how to secure this jig for usage ?

cheers

mike



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April 27, 2017 
 Metalwork-HRC-jewelery show at Vancouver Community College on May 18, 2017




 Dear all, 

  consider visiting VCC for their annual jewelry show to be held on May 18, 2017 between 6-9 PM it will be held at their downtown campus on Hastings street.

    check out what's the latest craze in jewelry  and what the school is offering in terms of evening courses. it has come to my attention that at John Oliver high school they are offering in their machine shop at the back of  the high school a jewelry course  and that these courses are convertible to credits at VCC's downtown jewelry school. So if you are young or old and want to consider training in this direction that might be a way to go and re-invigorate yourself.

            cheers


            mike


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May 7, 2017

 Metalworks-HRC-jewelry tutorials-small portable / efficient jewelry bench  Jewelry Tutorial Newsletter

Hello Fellow Metalsmithers,

The Workbench, Workshop and Tools, a reflection of ourselves, our creativity and our workmanship....the holy grail for every metalsmith.

This is the place where designs are dreamed up and come to fruition, work is done for hours on the finest detail and where we expand our skills, all the while doing what we love doing. There is no getting around it. This is where we spend most of our time.

That is why we must make our space work for us. Set it up to be efficient. Set it up comfortable. Make your tools work for you.


 Previous Metalsmith Newsletter Editions



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Prepping Copper for Hydraulic Press




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Mike Ma
Part I Hard Rock Cafe 30.96 Hastings  MetalWorks Forum; Torch Fired Enamelling; SilverSmithing  

Mike Ma
Part II Hard Rock Cafe 30.96 Hastings  Torch Fired Enamelling; Silversmithing; Blacksmithing


Mike Ma
Part VI Hard Rock Cafe 30.96 Hastings  MetalWorks Forum:  Mike Ma

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Part III Hard Rock Cafe 30.96 Hastings   Books

Part IV  Hard Rock Cafe 30.96 Hastings  Days of Old, Days of Gold

Part V Hard Rock Cafe 30.96 Hastings  Annual Rock and Gem Show : Children Activities too

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