copper ring

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  1. Moscow

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    I am, today, starting the process of making a piece of jewellery out of a piece of copper. why copper? because A) it's good practice, B) I've had a piece lying around for ages, C) it's the only metal I've got to hand and D) I like the colour. pix and updates as I go. apologies in advance for the shit tier image quality- this is on my 3.2MP phone cam.

    first pics: I've already sawn the piece into two and cleaned them up. in a previous life it was part of an ancient CPU heatsink.
    before cleaning:
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    After Cleaning
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    Looks like you could almost make a pair of brass knuckles out of those. At the very least you should make a ring with a stud so you can mess dudes up when you punch 'em.
     
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    make a bracelet.
     
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    well, I melted one of the pieces down yesterday And I was worried I'd run out of mould before I ran out of metal in the crucible. I should get a couple of rings out of it at least.

    I think It'd be a small one, and very plain but I might have enough with the second piece. I'll see.

    need another canister of gas and another canister of oxygen for the other- it took quite a while to melt the metal. the microweldflame, though hot and capable of melting small amounts of metal without issue, was unfortunately a little small for this job so we had to resort to the oxygen/propane torch that looks at the task of melting through platinum up and sneers. (FYI pure platinum melts at 1700 °C/3200 °F) and it still took a while and a very high oxygen flame. why? because copper is a great thermal conductor and it just sucks that heat in and dissipates it- hence its usage in heatsinks. Pix of the bar pre and post cleaning up tomorrow.
     
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    Hurrah, better pic quality this time- brought my camera to take some photos with instead of my shitty phone.

    The bar in the acid, pickling all the shit that sticks to it when it comes out of the crucible off. when I took this it'd been in just over a day. IMGP0001.JPG
    This is it out of the acid, post-pickling. now I have to decide whether to roll it out or beat it out like the smiths of old. Hmm...
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    so you have decided to take up the career of stealing copper nice

    steal copper wire for teh big bux

     
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    lolno, I'm not that stupid. scrap metal theivery is for gypos and chavs. seeing as I am neither I don't see the point.
     
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    Piece of vitrified borax- a waste product form the melting process. it lowers the melting temperature of the metal (don't ask me how, all I know is it does) however, when you pour the metal out you inevitably get a blob of this at the tail end of your ingot.
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    Moscow confirmed as Sauron's Sock.

    One faggot to Rule them all (obviously @zaiger gets the guernsey)
    One faggot to suck them (I'm thinking that wanker Racketeer's good for this)
    One faggot to bring them all (@Magnum in his big fat car, unless someone here's got a truck)
    And on EDF he'll fuck them (well, @Flu is the logical choice with that alien cock of his)


    OK, so Tolkien's turning in his grave and I can't write poetry for shit.

    Fuck the lot of you.
     
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    That's brilliant. I nearly fell out of my chair giggling at that
     
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    So, I've ground off the outer layer of metal, chopped that twisted bit off of the tail end and spent my lunch hour rolling it out, I'm not done with that yet but here's my progress so far, no doubt that little bobble on the end will have to come off soon too.
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    Turn it into a shiv and murder Chavs with it.
     
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    you know they have machines that do this 10,000 times better than you ever could.
     
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    Yo teach this nigga gotta quest-a-an
    What the fuck are all those dents?
     
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    just saying, you're artistry isn't good enough to outdo your inefficiency.
     
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    You seem extra angry today.
    whats up?
     
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    Extra truthy you mean.
     
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    For a short while I used it for target practice for my air pistol. hence the little craters all over the piece.
     
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    AIR PISTOL
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    I really like how its turned out so far c: <3
     
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    Well, he lives in some sort of nanny state Orwellian shithole.
    They don't even allow their police to have firearms.

    Hell I'm surprised they allowed him to have a airsoft gun.
     
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    lol im bouncing a fully loaded shotgun on my knee.
     
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    Safety first!
     
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    the safety is on and there is no round chambered. Its pump so I'd have to actually work the slide to even make it possible to fire.
     
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    So how many guns do you have now perp?
     
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    just the two. I will get more eventually. Pain in the ass in CA, no good gunstores near me anyway.
     
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    Well seeing as that's the most powerful thing I'm allowed to buy without going through the expensive and time consuming process of UK firearms licensing I don't see the problem. If guns were as freely available here as they are in the US I'd probably have a proper pistol.
     
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    lol you are a slave.