Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Warka mask Final

After the copper sheets were shaped and fitted I stained the wood a nice dark color.

After staining
Stained, with copper

Then I raised the details into the copper with a hammer and chasing tools.

The coffee table is a great place for metal working

 To fasten the copper to the wood I made copper nails, by cutting lengths of copper wire and placing them into the vise.

Then gently hammering them down to form a flat head.

The last thing left was a display method, so I made a spear which could stand unsupported (screws to a flat tripod, hidden by sand), the tip has a rounded strip of steel that conforms to the chin of the mask. The mask is held in without fasteners, friction from the pinching strip holds it steady.

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