Friday, August 22, 2008

Platinum piece!

A few weeks ago the fourth years had to enter the PlatAfrica competition, we had to design and manufacture the piece out of platinum that was given to us by our tech. The theme was Anniversary and we had ti design a piece that celebrated anniversary of some sort. I design and manufactured a piece that was a remembrance piece to my father. I decided to make a simple looking piece, I had never used platinum before, it was my first time, at first I hated it as you had to anniel the metal so often and it takes so long to pull wire. I then got to the forging part on my piece and started to like it, what I like was that you could roll the metal so thin and then hammer it even thinner and it is still so strong.

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