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My Attempt at repousse


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Thanks Das. I just used an old stump for dishing and my anvil. It was a pain to keep from moving around. I will clamp it down next time

I may make a pitch bowl if I want to pursue this. It sure was fun to do and surprisingly easy

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Pretty good for just using a stump and anvil. I bet you could really get going if you made the pitch bowl. Plus the pitch would help it from moving around I would think. 

How many times did you need to anneal while working it?

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Got home a bit early and gave it another try. Spent about an hour and a half. annealed it once

now I really want to make some chasing tools and get some pitch

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I like the way the nose came out and was able to make some lips of sort

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Looks great for a first Pedro. It's lots of fun. If you get a pitch bowl keep an eye out for a small inner tube to make  the bowl holder. The "right" way is with a leather shot ring and filling it with lead shot is way stable but you can fill a small inner tube with rice or beans and have a decent holder that will hold the bowl at the angle you need to work from comfortably.

I did a little repousse on a cookie tin lid, it's deep draw steel and pretty malleable. I only tore through a couple small places, I didn't anneal soon enough.

Fun way to spend an evening.

Frosty The Lucky.

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