Dan P. Posted May 4, 2010 Share Posted May 4, 2010 I don't post here (or anywhere else) very often, but I thought somebody might enjoy these photos of my repousee process. This was a job I did quite a while ago. I was making some leaves and other elements to replace those on an old gate that had rusted away. I was sub-contracting for a metal restoration company, and I'm afraid I've no idea where it ended up, but I like to think it was somewhere rather grand. So, to start with, find a spot in your workshop that is comfortable, uncluttered and clean; Preferably with an inspiring view; Then trace your pattern onto your steel (in this case I used an existing leaf that i had flattened out); Here it is traced out; Here is the punch that I use to do the outline, it, like all my punches, is made from coil spring; Here is the outline partially done; And completed; Then the rest of the details are penciled in; Here it is with some of the surface detail added. you can see the two punches involved, one blunt and one somewhat sharp; Which you can see better here; Then works starts from the back; Etc.; The punches used from the back; Then it's worked from the front; And from the back again; After going back and forth to my satisfaction (I can't tremember if I normalized or not), the shap is cut out; Using this carefully heat treated chisel (the punches are not heat treated); And here's the lead I used to work on; A bit rough, but adequate for the job and to speed! Hope this is of interest to someone. -Dan Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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