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Journeyman piece by Silver11k Journeyman piece by Silver11k
That's my Journeyman-piece. A folding stool with a 30cm diameter Damasc ring around the seat. The legs are made of forged stainless steel and polished. The seat is made of European larch.
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timjo Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow, I really like it. Especially the way how the pattern welded steel plays with the wood grain.
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Silver11k Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much. :)
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swissloko Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008
well.. congratulations on your rank as a journeyman i guess ^^
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Silver11k Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Danke vielmals. :)
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Jarathorn Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
WOW... You used Folded steel on the seat rim!? Wow It looks amazing good job on the seat and on not burning the stainless.
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Silver11k Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much. It was really a lot of work to build it.
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Jarathorn Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
You deserve it. It is an awesome piece.
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Silver11k Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ah you flater me. But thanks a lot.
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Jarathorn Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Flattery!? No that is no where near flattery. I don't flatter people. You seriously deserve the credit I gave you.
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Silver11k Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
So then... Thank you ;)
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Jarathorn Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Your welcome :)
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aliledesma Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008
Quite an accomplishment! :+fav:
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Silver11k Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much... and for the :+fav:, too.
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moonbeebz Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I've only heard of damasc steel. I've recently seen a knife that was supposed to be made out of it. It's a folding then hammering again and again? The technique only works with steel?
I am small so I like to work using little stools where my feet actually touch the ground. I wish I could see a top view of the wood.
Looks very comfortable. Does it wobble or not?
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Silver11k Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
That's right. Damasc or pattern welded steel it's made by folding and firewelding. That means, that you make billet of two different kinds of steel. Then you heat it up in the fire until it reachs welding temperature. Then you have only seconds to carry it to the anvil and forge it together to one solid block of steel. After that you almost cut it in half and fold it. then you repeat the process until you reach the number of layers you want.

There exists a similar technique for nobel metals. It's called MokumeGane and belongs to the soldering techniques, while Damasc is a welding technique, but the outcome can look similar.

The stool stands firm on the ground and won't wooble around.
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moonbeebz Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank-you for the lesson. I also passed the information on to my son who is interested in such things. I'm facinated with Mokume Gane too. It's on the project list for our lapidary club to try.
If you ever get tired of that stool...let me know!
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Silver11k Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
You are welcome and good luck for your Mokume Gane Project, but i don't think that I'll get tired of my stool soon. ;)
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AnacondasSuck Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008
Nice!
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Silver11k Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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Ugrik Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
Wow. How long is the damascus circle around the chair? Very nice work - though i must say that i personally would have made about hundred other things from that steel before stool :D

Personally i just had awful exp with damassteel - i think i tried to forge it to hot and it broke like sugar :( - most difficult material i have ever worked with (when its bit colder its tough like a - what ever is very tough). Ill go and try second time next week - hopefully i'll do better :P
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Silver11k Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
The Circle is almost one meter long if you'd open the ring and roll it out. Well I would have made other things from it to but for the Journeyman exam you need to build a journeyman piece in a very specified theme area and you need to get five forging techniques into the construction. This year was it folding stool and I needed the Damasc to get three techniques with one piece.
It's quite normal for any steel to break if it gets too hot.
Just keep trying my friend. ;)
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hawkthrower Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
Wonderful piece of work. How are the feet attached? Do you have a picture of it folded?
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Silver11k Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much. Well I don't have a picture of it while it's folded, but I can take one when I want. The legs are connected throug a joint at the crosspoint of the legs. And one is conected with the Seat-surface through a long-hole and a screw.
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zipclaw Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stylish... :D
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Silver11k Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Danke Cyber. :)
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