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Project by grosa posted 01-03-2015 11:40 PM 1150 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We had a couple big jobs making monitor frames for a big company and we have a bunch of panels left over from the monitor screen cutout. The owner of the company I work for asked me if I knew anyone interested in buying them and I said I would check if there was any interest. I thought you guys might be interested in some of these. This stuff is real aluminum glued to mdf. This material is called Chemetal, a 4×8 sheet costs $250.00. The Chemetal is glued to 1/4” MDF and has a brushed metal look and feel to it. The colors we have are: brass, bronze, aluminum, copper and black. You will need a metal cutting blade for this. The metal is a little over 1/32” thick and it is attached to the 1/4” mdf with contact adhesive and pressed flat with a vacuum bag. Most of the panels ( not all )have black melamine on the back. The sizes. I have available are: 5×8 1/4” – $4.00, 9×12 -$8.00, 11 7/8” x 11 -$9.00, 15 1/2×18 -$15.00 plus shipping. The small sizes panels will be shipped in flat rate boxes to save on shipping cost. These panels all have a brushed aluminum, brushed brass, brushed bronze and brushed copper and brushed black look and feel to them. If you are interested in bigger sizes let me know the size and color you are interested in. If you guys have never used this stuff I suggest you get a small one to try it out first. If you guys and gals are interested let me know. The first two pictures were taken in very low light with no camera flash.You can see the reflective qualities this material has. The fifth picture shows the colors I have available, top left is bronze, top right is black, middle left is copper, middle right is brass and bottom is aluminum. The frame is made from red oak, sand blasted for texture and painted black. The skull is made from the brushed aluminum chemetal and the background is made from the bronze. It was all glued together with contact adhesive and pin nailed to the frame.

-- Have a great day.





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#1 posted 01-04-2015 04:19 AM

Looks like cool stuff. Is the metal annealed for easier cutting?

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#2 posted 01-04-2015 12:46 PM

Shipwright, Don’t know. It cut’s great on a table saw and on a scroll saw I used a #9 revers tooth wood blade and I cut it face up and it left a little burr on the edge of the cut. So I made another cut with the same blade cutting it face down and it left a very small burr on the edge. Then I cut it with a metal cutting blade on the scroll saw face up an it cut nice. The aluminum is only 1/32” thick. I will be making a seahorse night light lamp from this material in the copper using a metal cutting blade. When we buy the sheet of Chemetal it’s just the metal. Like when you buy laminate. We then glue it to the material we are working with.

-- Have a great day.

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#3 posted 01-04-2015 03:28 PM

The reason I ask is that annealed brass for marquetry is hard to come by. I will look into this product. Unfortunately, I would have to unglue the metal from the pieces you have. I have 2/0 blades for both metal (60tpi) and wood (30tpi) and would like to try some metal as was common in AndrĂ© Charles Boulle’s work.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#4 posted 01-04-2015 06:41 PM

It isn’t solid brass, it’s aluminum with some type of anodized coating on it. I do have some that are not glued to anything.

-- Have a great day.

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#5 posted 01-05-2015 02:39 AM

I checked and their solid polished brass is only about 1/64” thick. Too bad.
What I would be looking for would be at least 1mm thick and smooth annealed brass or pewter.
I don’t think this is the source.

Thanks

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#6 posted 01-11-2015 03:39 AM

Great looking project!

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#7 posted 01-11-2015 01:53 PM

Thank you Crazyace

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