Saturday, 20 October 2007

Re: Planishing

I'm already quite taken with planishing - it doesn't involve as much cleaning as chasing and repoussé and you get to a pleasing surface quite quickly.

This is my copper learning piece, it is going to be a little bowl. We started with a wooden bossing mallet, and hammered against wood to get the concave shape. The shape was refined on a sand bag. The surface is a bit bumpy at this point.

Then, after annealing, we started to smooth the surface using a planishing hammer on a steel stake. Will be returning to this in two weeks time (there is no class next week).

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