First steps in metalworking

As part of my work in HvA’s Makerslab I’m also learning a number of conventional techniques. Recently I took my first steps working with thin brass and copper plates and pipes. Really nice material to work with obviously, and I was really enchanted with the accuracy of those gorgeous old hand operated machines. I made two bookstands and a tea light for now, to be continued.

Techniques: cutting, angle bending (zetten), roll forming (walsen), pipe cutting (pijpensnijden), riveting (klinken), pop rivets (popnagels klinken) and spot soldering (solderen).