Hammers for foldforming
Patina Demo Update
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Charles has been sharing lots of information about tools for foldforming. He also has a good page about tools on his brainpress.com site. Just a note about hammers, though. None of the hammers offered today have the correct curve as-is; they all need to be modified. This is a photo showing good and bad curves.
Charles has generously offered to modify hammers for conference attendees. I brought three with me, and below Charles is working on *my* hammer! After shaping all three, he brought me to the polishers and taught me how to polish them myself.
So my hammers are now personally customized by Charles Lewton-Brain especially for me, and here he is doing it! :-D
It's just a very nice extra-something that Charles is doing for workshop attendees who brought hammers to the conference.
August 2012 on SueLacy Wired is dedicated to the 5th annual Charles Lewton-Brain Conference on Foldforming, taking place Aug 3-6 at the Center for Metal Arts in downstate NY. To view the series, click category "5th Annual Charles Lewton-Brain Conference" in the far right column on this page.
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8/4/2012 11:31:16 am
For the hammers available in the market, even if the are not great....does CLB have any preferences?
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