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    Very cool. The detail around the bell is very giraffe-ish.

    http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HT...STxWmIF-zu.jpg

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    And here it is finished - a bit of naughty patina and some further work on the lathe, plus a wee bit of tickling with the angle-grinder:

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    Quote Originally Posted by txal View Post
    That thing looks as if it's alive. Does patina change during the first days or will it stay like that?

    +1 on the soundfiles.
    I put a clear lacquer over the patina - sadly it subdues the contrast a bit and tends to kill the blues and purples. But then fingerprints would do the same and worse eventually, so the lacquer seems an OK solution with some longevity. I'll get a photo of it now with the lacquer so you can see - and a sound file too - tomorrow.

    Quote Originally Posted by River View Post
    Very cool. The detail around the bell is very giraffe-ish.
    Ha! I hadn't thought of that. It's a pattern I've used a few times in my work - it didn't come from trying to look like something, it came more from a natural consequence of using the tool. Though the other day I was thinking it reminded me a bit of Leopard spots. Then I did an image search on Leopard spots and they look nothing like it! But, the Giraffe - yes!

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    Here's how it looks with the lacquer on:





    and here's the underside:




    Here is a SoundFile for you to listen to. Please remember this isn't a typical light, washy, complex "cymbalholic" style cymbal. It is for a rock and blues player - and it hasn't properly rested yet, so some of the highs haven't quite blossomed and mellowed yet.

    Cheers!
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    The birth of the blues lol,,,,Yes,,,that is a killer cymbal
    No drums no life, know drums know life,,,,,,, By Johnathan York

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    Banda Turca pair

    OK folks, here some new old cymbals for you. Or are they old new cymbals, I'm not sure. Pretty pleased with my patina results on these.










    This is a "banda turca" or "alla turca" pair of crash cymbals. They are 16" and around 1675 to 1750g. They are for specific pieces of classical music from the late Baroque and early Classical periods - i.e. the point where the fashion for Turkish style / Janissary Band music became a strong influence and cymbals and triangles started to appear a lot more in Orchestras. They are relatively clangy. You don't get a lot of spread with small cymbals at this weight, but they are true to the period sound.

    They are B20 with hand-hammered cups. Quite small but quite tall and round for their size - about as far as I can push it without cracking. I modeled them on a 14-1/2" 1930's Constantinople K that I have. I started them about a week ago so they had time to rest. Then tweaked them a little today when I had a guy from an Austrian Orchestra come in to try them out. He wanted them a little darker and, a few rounds of hammering later, they were.

    Cheers!
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    Wow, yes, that's a high bell! Are these from the German blanks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by R.M. Shelledy View Post
    Wow, yes, that's a high bell! Are these from the German blanks?
    Yes, that's right.

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    I guess you don't need the tempering oven after all, then? Or...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by R.M. Shelledy View Post
    I guess you don't need the tempering oven after all, then? Or...?
    Ah, the tempering oven. Still sitting half finished in a corner of the workshop. When I finally complete it, it will come in useful. I've had buttery soft blanks straight from Turkey - like 2 days since they were tempered - and you can go crazy with them. But, within a week or two, they're a lot harder and you have to take some care with how extreme you hammer (certainly for non-compression type hammering, like on a wooden anvil, or for trying to hammer something ice-bell shape and thickness). So, when I get the time, I will do more work on that oven...

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    Here's something else with my secret new patina. Kind of an Old K clone. Yes, I've finally given in and stopped being original ;-)

    Hand hammered cup as ever...






    Video to follow a little later.

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