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Experiments with copper wire.

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  • Teallaura
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    I saw this on Pinterest and it reminded me of your thread:

    http://themetapicture.com/?attachment_id=166004

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  • sylas
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    Originally posted by mikewhitney View Post
    what do you use to form the track shape?
    The copper is very soft; I can bend it by hand. There are regular yorks soldered across the track to keep its shape.

    I'm getting antsy; I have not done a new one now for some months. Gotta get back into the workshop!

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  • mikewhitney
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    looks very nice.

    but now where can i hook the high voltage power to these?

    what do you use to form the track shape?

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  • Teallaura
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    Nice!

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  • sylas
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    Here's the marble race in action!


    The marbles are actually large ball bearings.

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  • Cow Poke
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    Hey, I used to do that! It was lots of fun! I used to save leftover Cat3 scraps, and make stuff out of them. My favorite was a giraffe - pretty good detail.

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  • mossrose
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    Very cool!

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  • sylas
    started a topic Experiments with copper wire.

    Experiments with copper wire.

    I took up a hobby last year: copper wire sculpture. I've slacked off a bit recently with sorting out work commitments, but I hope to get better organized and make some more time for this. In the meantime here are two of my best so far.

    This was a Christmas present to my niece:
    Butterfly2-reduced.jpgButterfly3-reduced.jpg

    This is more what I am focused upon: dynamic marble runs. What I am planning is going to be a huge challenge; this one was a deliberately simple Christmas tree marble run to work on basic soldering and shaping techniques.
    treerun-reduced.jpg

    Cheers -- sylas

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