What obstacles have you encountered?

solderI did not realize the complexity of issues that would arise working with copper due to the nature and properties of the metal. Unable to use tools for typical metal work because of the small, intricate sizes and shapes, I had to locate small machinery and tools capable of handling industrial copper materials.

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imbedded While in the process of making elements for the artwork I was creating, I encountered unforeseen problems such as the metal becoming extremely hot, solder not flowing correctly or matching the color of copper, nasty burrs to remove, breaking drill bits, color consistency, etc.  I would eventually learn how to overcome these obstacles to go on and create beautiful artwork with a purpose.

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