Friday, March 13, 2009

Aluminum 1220 F

So I thought I'd fuse another section of the aluminum can at a lower temperature. 1220 degrees is the melting point of aluminum per "The Complete Metalsmith" by Tim McCreight. Here's a photo post fusing at 1220 F for 15 minutes.

Good defination & retention of metal shape. Few air bubbles. Some scratches on the metal from the metal shears. Boring color.

Because this is a relatively a cool firing you can still see the layers of the Tetka. Not good but I was sloppy in my cutting because I really just wanted to see what was happening with the metal. So there you go! I'm not sure how I'll use it but the aluminum is free & know I know how it fires so time to come up with a new recycled piece of art!

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