New Photos - Tools of the Craft
I have just put up a new section for photographs and the first pictures to be put up are about my newest hammer (head) which I snagged from eBay a few weeks ago.
11/6/2010 02:13:41 pm
HI - Just want you to know - I have been there - and "smashing' Can be very liberating - and usually the form can be retrieved and is often improved for the adventure!! But the main reason I am writing is about the issue of maintaining a level edge and trying to retain symmetry. What I recommend: Be more precise drawing concentric circles with a compass centered off the "belly button" (original center punch divet at the center of the disk when you cut it.) Use those lines ONLY as a guide for keeping your hammer face perpendicular to the edge of the vessel. other recommendations: 1.- cut interior & exterior templates of the contour of the finished form you are seeking - use them often to check the form. 2. For each course of raising - rotate the disk or form in opposite directions - this should prevent or minimize the tendency of the disk to spiral up higher on one side of the vessel.
The Silversmith (Laurie
11/8/2010 12:50:14 pm
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