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Apr 23, 2010 | 11:14 AM EDT
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Handle and drawer front test for a small 3 drawer cabinet I started and never finished a while ago. The handle was made with a small, bendable copper tube, and soldered in the middle (you can see the solder line). I planned to plate these handles (4) to hide the solder mark and to protect from oxydation.

Most of the wood pieces of the cabinet (the biggest ones) were done, but there was still alot of work left to finish this, and I gave up eventually.

still, very nice experience aquired.. ^_^ kinda like the feel of those handles while you hold them, even if they aren't that pretty. It follow your finger shape, so it's very nice I think! Very common material too.. (bought the copper pipe in roll at home depot)

the handle is hold by two big screws (also home depot) and the inside of the pipe is threaded where the screws come out of the wood.

was not posted on art portal, since it's a mere test.

please comment, even if it's to say it's bad.. ^_^

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radiodarkradiodark

Rated 4 / 5 stars

looks fine to me

The solder mark is actually really well placed- so symmetrically it looks intentional. It might bother visiting metalworkers who recognize it as a soldering line, but I think the average viewer would just assume the silver line was a decoration.

Did the copper piping come with the ribbon-wrapped tube effect, or did you add that?


DarkSword responds:

Yeah, the soldermark position is intentionnal, I wanted two separate pieces, rolled in different dirrections to merge in the center. It was also planned that it would completely dissapear when the handle would be electroplated, since the solder material was filed and polished to be flush with the copper (you can't feel it, only see it for now.. )

The ribbon wrap is from me, this tube came in 2 foot diameter roll, so didn't had anything close to a handle shape.. : )

I know it's a bit crude, but I am not equiped with fancy tools, so I came up with a simple but still ok design, that like I said, is very nice to the touch.. I could probably engrave it to add some visual complexity.. : )