I will let the pictures speak for themselves. Click to open in an larger view, read the caption and scroll to the next.
This and That
Slowly making progress...
Put this fold formed Handkerchief Cup in the pickle so I can clean it up and put a patina on it.
This a tray I started over 2 years ago. I am bringing the wall in more. Then I will trim the wall even and do some chasing & repousse.
I received my new tools from Bill Dawson (link on the Tools & Equipment Resources page)
The tools are a combination of the Nancy Megan Corwin set some of Bills
Canister for my tools
For the past few weekends I have been working on a canister for my chasing & repousse tools. The tools from Liza Nechamkin come in a container but now I have so many others that I have either made or bought from other tool makers, they don't fit in the one container I did have.
What's a tool girl to do?
Search the internet - trust me there are none. I tried tea canisters but they are either tool short (I like my tools at least 4+" long) or they don't close properly. How do they close? It is a pressure fit and with tools shifting, the lids get pushed off and the tools are then all over the inside of my tool bag.
So, it was time to make my own. I used the Complete Metalsmith to review the best ways to make a seam. I also learned some seams while at Haystack last summer but I wanted to review the process before I started.
I mentioned all of this in my last post and I now have pictures to post. The last picture shows the tools i have purchased in the bottom of the canister. The tools I have made (and one made for me) are in the lid, and in the middle you can see ANOTHER canister that is in progress.
I still have add the locking mechanism, which will be a post and slot.
I can now take these with me when I attend the David Huang chasing workshop and decorate them - a chased canister to hold my chasing tools.