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54 - Cast aluminium sphere

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Creating an object in separate components to be combined later can often help to overcome technical or production problems, see paper sphere,

52 - Red metal box

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Much good quality material can be sourced from items already made, used and then discarded.

50 - Iron wire ball

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The material is black iron annealed wire, 16 standard wire gauge, soft, and satisfying to bend between finger and thumb.

16 - Copper dome

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Although using the simplest of tools, this is a complex and time consuming process.

15 - Bent steel rod

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A simple linear description of a cube; a drawing of its edges, this 8mm mild steel rod is bent 7 times at right angles, with heat using a high temperature torch.

08 - Steel cube

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Six identical mild steel squares are gas welded along the edges and then ground square. The square hole reveals the thickness as being 20swg., or 0.9mm.

04 - Aluminium cube

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Light sheet aluminium, in this case 22 gauge or 0.71mm thick is easily worked, and while impractical to solder, lends itself well to pop riveting as a fixing method.