Good day 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 last design in my “bead-like” sequence that I have been intermittently engaged on this 12 months.


For these simply becoming a member of this undertaking, or these in want of refreshing, above is a household picture of the total sequence. I’ve taken as my place to begin for this sequence the straightforward thought of the inherent problem in creating fascinating inside area utilizing the reductive processes inherent to machine work. In iterating round this straightforward problem, I hope to construct to one thing slightly extra advanced 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 varied metallic working circles. I’ve been incorporating a single completely different unique supplies into every new design reasonably than utilizing all of them without delay (as is extra frequent). Thus far, 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 thought of method, 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 similar to 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, displays a coloration that’s fairly placing and distinctive.
Here is a link that offers slightly extra element on the origin of Titanium Damascus, however principally if you happen to try to search it, what you’ll discover 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 industrial potential is spreading a lot quicker than helpful details about it. However there isn’t a arguing that it’s a lovely materials

By way of machining, it’s a fairly tough materials to work with. Titanium is usually difficult, however add to {that a} composite materials with various hardness and issues solely grow to be much more so. Moreover there is a little more hazard in that if a cutter turns into boring or breaks, issues can get too sizzling rapidly and titanium can truly catch fireplace (and metallic fires aren’t any joke). So you’ll be able to see why this can be a materials to be taken severely. 
I do not love the thought of utilizing giant portions of this materials in my house store frequently 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 slightly further care, endurance and various added precautions, I’m assured I can deal with this undertaking with out burning my home down within the title of my artwork. Nevertheless it by no means hurts to say this stuff out loud to make it possible for they sound like they’re true. Anyway, I digress. 

I do not wish 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 function. 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 all the time welcome. For many who gather, there are notes on the backside of the submit.

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 enroll closes.

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

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

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

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

The outer (I’m calling them “fingers” ) can be obtainable 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 submit pricing on publicly dealing with media, however I’ll have all related particulars and pricing sorted out by the point the enroll begins and will probably be listed on the enroll hyperlink.

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

Thanks and admire your help for my work.