Saturday, 16 May 2009

10 Ton Hydraulic Press

Hi
I thought I would share some press formed pendants with you. I will explained what this involves.

This my 10 ton hydraulic press














First you need to draw on an acrylic sheet the shape you want your pendant to be. Once you have got your design and pierced it out you then make a sandwich of a piece of steel then hard urethane then the acyclic with the cut out a picec of sheet silver next a soft piece of urethane then another piece of steel. Now place the sandwich in the press and squeeze.

These are the results. I do need to do some more sanding but I wanted to show you.










5 comments:

carrie chagri said...

wow, so can you draw anything you like then and make it into silver? you possibilities are endless now!!
will you be doing courses on it?
carrie xxx

Lynne Glazzard said...

Do you know somewhere to get the acrylic sheet laser cut or are you sawing out by hand?

eve said...

I love this machine lesley, you have got some gorgeous designs here,x

lesley messam said...

Thanks all of you :)

Tara said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the way that puzzle piece looks!