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Monday, June 17, 2013

Innovative Self-Made Pendant Anniversary Gift (22 pics)

It’s just a pity that this guy’s girlfriend then dumped him!

Crucible Materials
Water, Gloves, Hammer, Steel Rod, Pipe Cap, Anvil, and a Doggie.

Welding Time

Finished Crucible
A little crude, but hey all of this was scrap.


Making the Mold
I needed to make the mold out of a brick so when I poured the metal into it, it wouldn't cool off right away and pour evenly.

Making the Mold
Again, just a brick. Note how I messed up the dimensions the first time.

My (Propane-Oxy) Blowtorch
If you got bad news, you wanna kick them blues; Propane.

Silver Spoon
"Borrowed" from my mother.

Silver Bearing Wire and Ingot
I only used part of the spoon and found the wire to melt easier. I did mix in some Borax (not shown) as flux to help a little.

Melting
Just some metal in the crucible.

Mold (finished)
On top of a propane burner to keep it warm.

Crude Ingot
Just a blob really.

Starting To Cut
Making it into a prism.

Ingot
Mostly cut up.

Starting to Polish
Used sand papers, grinders, sharpening stones, polishing tips, all kind of grains.

Still Working on it.
It was easily the longest part.

Almost Done Polished!
Had a minor imperfection.

Comparison to Mold.
Shaved off a lot.

Drilled a Hole
with a drill. duh.

Voice patterns.
So I printed off 3 different voice patterns using Garageband of me saying "I love you" at different distances from the mic, volumes, intonations, etc., and chose the bottom one. I then made it smaller and printed it off onto one of those Avery Labels using microsoft Publisher.

My Dremel Setup
Disorganized, i know.

Done Etching!
Not exactly identical, but hey it's art.

Finished Product.
I wanted to make something special for our anniversary, she told me she wasn't in love with me anymore. That's life.

3 comments:

  1. She doesn't love you anymore? she doesn't deserve it.

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  2. Should have spent all that time with your lady

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  3. so um all of that begs the question.. did you get the fuckin pendant back and use it to get with her sister/bff?

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