Monday, September 14, 2009

initial pendants

Right now I am finishing up a commission for 10 pendants. They are calligraphic letters, cut out of 1/4" aluminum. Sawing out the first letter or two was kind of a bitch cause the metal is so thick. But after I changed the saw blade size I was using and got some practice I started to enjoy it. I started out with a #8 saw blade, I thought I should use it cause the metal was so thick. #8 blades are good for cutting straight lines, but they are too fat to cut all the curves and corners of these letters. So I switched to the next smallest size saw blades I had, #2. The #2 worked much better, it was much more maneuverable and still cut through the metal fast enough.



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