Metal Magic – part 4

The next installment of kestrel’s series is here and things have been getting bigger. It’s always fun when things get bigger.

Hey, take a look at this! 

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This is finally thin enough to use for jewelry making. And look how much bigger it got! 

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Because the divots left by the raising hammer are kind of deep, next I’ll use the planishing hammer to flatten things out.

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I can switch to my bench block, which is a very nice piece of hard steel with a very good surface. The bench block is just not high enough for using with the raising hammer, due to the big curl the raising hammer causes. On the right side I’ve started to flatten things out and on the left, you can still see the marks left by the raising hammer. 

Once I have it flattened out fairly well I polish it to see if there are any big deep marks I’ve missed.

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Kestrel promises she will reveal all on Monday. Until then we’ll have to keep guessing. Thanks, kestrel.

If you want to see kestrel’s previous post Magic Metal – part 3, click here


  1. Nerd of Redhead, Dances OM Trolls says

    For these multi-step presentations, if the previous step is off the recent posts on the sidebar, a link to the previous post would be nice.
    Now, to look through the hundreds of files in my history for the last couple of weeks.

  2. voyager says

    You have my apology. You’re absolutely right and I’m a bit red-faced that I didn’t think of that myself. I’ve added the link to the bottom of the post and over the weekend I’ll update the remainder of the series. Thanks for the feedback.

  3. Nerd of Redhead, Dances OM Trolls says

    Voyager, thanks for the link. As far as I could tell, I had missed episodes 2 and 3 based on this being episode 4. My browser history only showed the original post. Very interesting work.

  4. avalus says

    I wonder what you will craft fom this shiny thin slab! As it is in picture 3, I would hang it on my wall. It shows such interesting texture.

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