|Release Date:||July 2022|
|Materials Used:||scrap aluminum sheets, aluminum tube;|
|Tools Used:||M6 die, step drill bit, scribing compass, |
ruler, snips, hammer, file, needle-nose pliers
|Approx. Cost:||a few cents (mostly scrap metal)|
This metal rose can be made entirey with hand tools and is a great beginner's metalworking project! No forging, welding or brazing required - not even glue!
Full disclosure: I did not come up with this design, just saved this awesome instructable in my "ideas" folder until I could use it for an anniversary: Make a Metal Rose without Welding and Forging
Please refer to that link for detailed instructions - but I thought I'd also share my experience here :-)
Notes & Photos
Attaching the leaves was tricky - maybe I should have used rivets instead, this way I broke off several thin sections before arriving at a functioning "wrap-around"...
cut a male thread around the tube using a die, then protect the tgread with some nuts and hammer the rest into an interesting shape