•COMING IN SEPTEMBER, 2015•

Brass Valley: The Fall of an American Industry

by Emery Roth

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Cutting Edge






PHOTOGRAPHER'S JOURNAL:  
 Cutting Edge

The cutting die 
provides the edge, 
the point of transformation 
beyond the mandrel 
in the maleable moment 
heat and pressure 
making metal molten
turning block to pipe 
while it leaves 
the metal's
crystal 
structure 
intact &
compact.


The die sometimes burns grease even after the pipe has been sent on. To keep the dies from overheating, the die hanger (here Ken) exchanges the hot die with the one that has been cooling, as he sets up to process the next block.


Reminders: 
Housatonic Camera Club presentation, December 13, 7 PM, Noble Horizons, Salisbury, CT.
My books on Blurb:  http://www.blurb.com/user/store/erothii