The three lines of work I have planned are: using a family's heirloom tray to create a larger Daily Word set for the whole family; progressing 10 Funky Fish; and starting to cut 210 pieces of metal (2cm wide and 9cm long) for small giveaway peace leaves.
From the family tray I needed to get a decorative circle of metal to hammer a bowl that will be about 16cm-18cm in diameter; and from the same tray I need 40-50 1.5cmX4cm blanks for words. That outcome was achieved with some planning and judicious cutting.
|©2017 Barry Smith - Metal for family's Daily Word set - involving parents and children - I like that the parents and children will do the daily words together using words they have agreed.|
|©2017 Barry Smith - The rectangular tray was handed down through the family - filled with family energy; and a small round tray purchased just in case I needed the metal - which I didn't|
|©2017 Barry Smith - Metal for heads - cut and numbered - they will be riveted to the bodies|
|©2017 Barry Smith - Metal for heads|
|©2017 Barry Smith - Metal for tails|
|©2017 Barry Smith - Small silver-plated trays - some in pretty poor condition|
|©2017 Barry Smith - Metal for small peace leaves - the metal can start off pretty bad but with forming and then grinding and polishing it can come good.|