|©2017 Barry Smith - Close up of hammer marks on small bowls - two different directions of hammering|
And then I changed over to perfecting the prototype of the bowls for the coffee measuring spoons so I could go into production.
I found that 'sinking' the bowls in a metal form was leaving marks on the metal; and hammering them in one direction did not integrate the marks into the bowl. So I hammered in the direction of the marks and was able to incorporate them into the final product.
|©2017 Barry Smith - Cl;one inspection shows forming marks on two of the bowls but none on the third|
|©2017 Barry Smith -Rough formed (sunk) bowls marked up ready for hammering|
|©2017 Barry Smith - Hammering (raising) completed - amazing tool steel in the hammer - still unmarked after a few years of use.|
|©2017 Barry Smith - Twisted brass rod handles - production method worked out|