Day 3 done and into Day 4

by laurie jane kern on June 30, 2010

Wow, I am learning so much in the tools class. Yesterday I did get my liners hardened, cleaned and tempered. Then Val gave a lecture on making texture tools and after lunch everyone set off to make theirs.

I on the other hand consulted with Val on modifing my hammer. I did not have to anneal it nor remove the handle – though I think next time I will, and I went at the first face with my files.

I have never done so much filing in my life and there is still more to be done.  By yesterday afternoon I had finished filing and sanding one side of the hammer.

Today I polished the first side of the hammer and I am working on reshaping the other side. I am also working on a “hoof” style tool for my chasing and repousse.

Time to return to class.

More tomorrow and there will be pictures posted over the weekend.

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Bentiron July 1, 2010 at 11:38 am

So looking forward to the pictures!

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