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Looking for help getting materials for a memorial artwork


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Hi. I'm new to the forum so apologies if this has been covered previously. I couldn't find it.

I'm trying to get an art piece commissioned to commemorate my grandfather's role in WW1. I would like to get it made from recycled and recast old battlefield material, a poignant reminder. I know it's dangerous to source material arising from the Iron Harvest. However, I understand that DOVO and other decommissioning agencies collect the iron harvest and make it safe, shred it and then sell it to scrap yards. Does anyone know how I might source some of this material?

Thanks for your help

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Welcome to the forum.

Have you considered buying ww1 empty brass shell case/s and having the art work made from same?

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16 minutes ago, TPK said:

Thank you David. Where could I buy empty shells? Sorry if that's a silly question. 

No such thing as a silly question.

Auction sites such as eBay, The Saleroom etc or try Military Fairs / Car Boots / Antiques fairs and shops.

If you search the forum you should be able to find threads which would help you identify such items.

Good luck!

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