Ripples Vessel

by laurie jane kern on May 9, 2010

Dimensions:
Height –
varies from 4″ to 5″
Diameter – 2″ at the base, 6″ at the rim

Edge of Ripples

List of Materials:
12″ diameter 18 gauge copper disk
Pickle
quenching water

List of Tools:
2 T-Stakes
2 Raising hammers
1 Planishing hammer
Torch
Brass brush
2 buckets- at least 9″ deep and 12″ in diameter – one for the quenching water, one for the pickle

Instructions:
1) HAMMER
2) Anneal
3) Clean
4) repeat from item one as many times as required to get desired shape
5) Planish
6) File edges
7) Polish

Estimated Time to Complete:
Who knows – depends on what you are making.

Actual time:
18 hours of hammering over 8 weeks. This does not include the annealing and cleaning time. Oh and lets not forget the time asking Deb questions.

For more pictures follow this link to Kernology [the link will open a new window, as usual]

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Jerry Fowler May 10, 2010 at 5:18 pm

Very nice work! I always enjoy reading your blog, so thanks for the adventures in fine metalsmithing.

Luba May 10, 2010 at 3:18 am

Thanks for sharing, sounds interesting.

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