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    Default Fold Forming

    I have recently read about the art of fold forming with metal. I am keen to give it a go. Has anyone tried it? Any tips or references? I haven't invested in a rolling mill yet, and with a tight budget, am interested in the new inexpensive one at CG. My question is, do I need to consider a particular depth of metal that a mill can take?

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    You don't need a rolling mill for foldforming necessarily, but I think it would be better to practice with copper first. Have a look here (I do often as I haven't the courage to try it yet!) FoldForming

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    Charles Lewton-Brain is the foremost authority on fold forming indeed!
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    Thanks for the references. Good advice to start with copper. Let me know if you get enough courage to have a go. Would love to see the results.

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    Exclamation Isn't that IMPOSSIBLE??????

    I've ignored this thread for days because I have no idea what fold forming is...
    But I've just looked at your link Ominicci...MY GOD!...that is fantastic...How on earth do they do that??????!!!!
    Barbara

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    Wow! What Barbara said! Pretty cool stuff on that link.

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    There was a course scheduled at Birmingham with Cynthia Eid on this but it was cancelled due to lack of interest. She reckons it may run next year though - I fancy it.

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    Barbara - the links near the bottom of that page under 'Making Fold Forms' have some step by step instructions - and it LOOKS so easy, but it can't be!!

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    WOW thats great , wonder how hard it is ???

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    Is is just me, or could Charles Lewton-Brain have been a gynaecologist in a former life?

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