Hi there everybody. I’m again from the store with new work to share. This time it’s a trio of little wonders merely titled the “S3C”. This work is the third and remaining design in my “bead-like” sequence that I have been intermittently engaged on this yr.


For these simply becoming a member of this challenge, or these in want of refreshing, above is a household photograph of the complete sequence. I’ve taken as my start line for this sequence the straightforward concept of the inherent problem in creating attention-grabbing inside area utilizing the reductive processes inherent to machine work. In iterating round this straightforward problem, I hope to construct to one thing somewhat extra complicated within the close to future.

For now these little works are excelling in additional methods than one.

One of many different ideas I’ve tackled on this sequence is using unique supplies in numerous metallic working circles. I’ve been incorporating a single completely different unique supplies into every new design somewhat than utilizing all of them directly (as is extra frequent). To this point, I’ve used Superconductor for the SB312, Mokume-gane for the S2B, and now with this work, I’ve introduced Titanium Damascus into the dialog.
I had hoped to include every new materials in a restrained and regarded manner, adapting every design to the actual challenges of its explicit materials. I’m not certain how profitable I’ve been in that regard, however I’ve loved taking my time to get to know the quirks of those unique alloys, and their limitations.
Just like the title implies, Titanium Damascus is a composite materials that’s solid very like Mokume-gane or different Damascus steels, solely it makes use of two completely different grades of titanium alloy. This composite, when topic to warmth bluing, reveals a coloration that’s fairly putting and distinctive.
Here is a link that offers somewhat extra element on the origin of Titanium Damascus, however largely in the event you try to search it, what you’ll find is a slew of merchandise and ornamental items on the market that are made with the fabric. To name it fashionable is a little bit of an understatement, and its business potential is spreading a lot quicker than helpful details about it. However there isn’t any arguing that it’s a lovely materials

By way of machining, it’s a fairly troublesome materials to work with. Titanium is usually difficult, however add to {that a} composite materials with various hardness and issues solely change into much more so. Moreover there is a little more hazard in that if a cutter turns into boring or breaks, issues can get too scorching shortly and titanium can really catch fireplace (and metallic fires are not any joke). So you may see why it is a materials to be taken significantly. 
I do not love the thought of utilizing massive portions of this materials in my dwelling store regularly as a result of familiarity breed errors, however at this level in my profession, the exceptions are what I dwell for and I understand how to watch out.
However, with somewhat further care, endurance and various added precautions, I’m assured I can deal with this challenge with out burning my home down within the title of my artwork. But it surely by no means hurts to say this stuff out loud to be sure that they sound like they’re true. Anyway, I digress. 

I do not need to ramble on too lengthy with my keyboard, so I made a decision to change on a digicam and ramble a bit there as a substitute. I hope it serves the identical objective. See the demonstration video above to study extra about how the work is assembled and another little course of tidbits.
As ever, I admire all of you who proceed to take an curiosity in my work. Your feedback and questions are at all times welcome. For individuals who accumulate, there are notes on the backside of the publish.

Dimensions of the piece are roughly 3″ Diameter by 2″ deep.


Notes for collectors: As with the opposite two works within the sequence, I can be providing this design up as a one time restricted version. The sale of those works can be a pre-order with work to start a number of weeks after the join closes.

Pricing goes to be somewhat bit difficult for this work as a result of it’s each a bigger work, and one with a number of variables when it comes to materials choice.

The physique of this work is machined in 6061 Aluminum after which anodized, you’ll have a large selection of colours for the physique of the work.

The screw particulars on the work will solely be accessible in chrome steel (that is my creative resolution)

The inside rods can be accessible in both chrome steel, or brass (that is my creative resolution)

The outer (I’m calling them “fingers” ) can be accessible in both Stainless-steel, Brass, or Titanium Damascus. This choice will impact the worth of the work as Titanium Damascus is a significantly costlier and time consuming materials to work.

I don’t publish pricing on publicly dealing with media, however I’ll have all related particulars and pricing sorted out by the point the join begins and it is going to be listed on the join hyperlink.

The join will go dwell on Monday November seventh at 11 AM EST. I’ll publish the join hyperlink to my electronic mail publication, right here on the weblog, in addition to on my instagram web page.

Thanks and admire your assist for my work.