Brass covered nail project part 2

 

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Project coming to form

The nail project is gaining momentum an now I have a representation of the larger finished peace.  There a few interesting design elements here.  There is a elongated rectangular form that strangly resembles a picket fence.  There is a different square and reactanguler pattern made by joining nail heads to the side of a perpendicular nail.  Then there are the fork tine design which really draw attention to the horizontal plane of the art work.  I am conetmplating a crown of verticle forks to really offset the piece.

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Getting the brass to lay down smooth takes some practice.  You must not overheat the nails as this will cause the zinc in the brass to boil away and also will cause extensive oxidation to the nails as well.

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