I have a picture of my 3 items - Blacksmith Tongs, Steak Turner, and BBQ Tongs and I will add it to this post but later in the week.
Yesterday I had another session with Deb and sorry but no pictures as we got too busy and I did not take in process pictures, but I will try to post a picture or two of where I ended (again later). What I worked on is also on my ever shrinking and growing metals to-do list.
I did make major progress not only on making my canisters (to hold my chasing & repousse tools) but in learning how to solder big volumes of copper.
I have the top and bottom soldered on the two halves of the first canister. We also have all four rings decorative rings soldered on. There is a ring at each end of the two halves(lid and body of the canister) and we have the rings at the ends of each, where the two halves will meet and lock. We did not get to the locking mechanism (a peg and twisting ).I have to clean up the solder from all of this but I can take the first one with me to my class in 3 weeks. Then when I go to Debs in June, we will finish the locking mechanism.
I also had the sheet and prepped to start another canister so we soldered the sheets (lid and body) into cylinders and have the top and bottom plates done as well. By June, I should have the 4 rings made and if possible soldered on each piece.
FYI the first canister has the lid slightly larger in diameter than the base section and it slides over part of the base wall. The pegs will be soldered to the inside the lid walls , 180 degrees apart and just above the ring at the bottom of the lid. Then the slots (L shaped) for the pegs will be cut in the base wall above the top ring on the base. The lid will be aligned in the upright part of the L and slide downward until the lid ring meets the (upper) base ring. Then the lid will be turned so the pegs move into the horizontal section of the L.
Because the lid is slightly larger in diameter than the base, it does not give a smooth transition along the body, It looks like a stacked pillar. This is why I started the second canister. The lid and the base ARE the same diameter and the rings where they meet will be flush when they meet with just a small groove between them. It will have the same peg locking mechanism but we will solder a short (height) ring inside the lid and the pegs will be inside the base but work the same way.
When I post the pictures it might make more sense but I think this is a pretty good description.