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Encyclopedia > Metalworking finishing

Metalworking finishing is the activity of making things out of metal in a skillful manner.


Metal Working finishing is when useful and decorative objects are fashioned of various metals, including copper, iron, silver, bronze, lead, gold, and brass. The earliest man-made objects were of stone, wood, bone, and earth. It was only later that humans learned to extract metals from the earth and to hammer them into objects. Metalwork includes vessels, utensils, ceremonial and ritualistic objects. For alternative meanings see metal (disambiguation). ... General Name, Symbol, Number copper, Cu, 29 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 4, d Appearance metallic pinkish red Atomic mass 63. ... General Name, Symbol, Number iron, Fe, 26 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 8, 4, d Appearance lustrous metallic with a grayish tinge Atomic mass 55. ... General Name, Symbol, Number silver, Ag, 47 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 5, d Appearance lustrous white metal Atomic mass 107. ... Assorted ancient bronze castings found as part of a cache, probably intended for recycling. ... General Name, Symbol, Number lead, Pb, 82 Chemical series poor metals Group, Period, Block 14, 6, p Appearance bluish white Atomic mass 207. ... General Name, Symbol, Number gold, Au, 79 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 6, d Appearance metallic yellow Atomic mass 196. ... Brass is the term used for alloys of copper and zinc, the amount of zinc varying from 5 to 45 percent to create a range of brasses each with unique properties[1]. Note that in comparison bronze is principally an alloy of copper and tin. ... The rocky side of a mountain creek near Orosí, Costa Rica. ... A tree trunk as found at the Veluwe, The Netherlands Wood is derived from woody plants, notably trees but also shrubs. ... For other uses, see Bone (disambiguation), including Bones which redirects here. ... Earth (IPA: , often referred to as the Earth, Terra, or Planet Earth) is the third planet in the solar system in terms of distance from the Sun, and the fifth largest. ... Vessel can refer to any of the following: Objects Vessel (French vaissel, from a rare Latin vascellum, diminuitive of vas, vase, or urn), a word of somewhat wide application for many objects, the meaning common to them being capacity to hold or contain something. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... A ceremony is an activity, infused with ritual significance, performed on a certain occasion. ...

Tools Used

It requires skill and the use of many different types of tools, including: Caliper, Countersink, Counterbore, Combination square, Cold Chisel, Doming block, File, Gauge (engineering), Hacksaw, Hammer, Height gauge, Machinist square, Pliers, Punches, Scriber, Taps and Dies, and wrenchs.

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