One face of this hammer is textured to produce a “raw silk” effect on either curved or flat metal. The textured surface is only on one hammer face; the other face is smooth. After texturing, use the smooth face to hammer over the texture, giving the texture a shimmer effect. The handle is made of Padauk, known for its strength, stability and beauty, and is oil-finished. Features wedge and heads of stainless tool steel for hardness and endurance. The handle is specially shaped to give you a light touch and a thin neck flexes slightly as you hammer for ultimate comfort.
2016-2017 Tools and Equipment Catalog p.106
How To Pick the Right Jewelry Hammer
• Riveting--used for forming metal and for riveting. With one round face and one chiseled face. • Ball peen--a popular hammer commonly used for shaping and flattening metal and for removing dents. With one round flat face and one round half-domed face. • Embossing--also known as repoussé, embossing works the metal from the back to form three-dimensional shapes. With two highdomed round faces. • Forming--used to move heavy-gauge metal while retaining much of the weight of the original metal. Substantial weight with a slightly rounded face. • Raising--for creating a seamless form without thinning the metal. With two rectangular faces. • Planishing--used for hardening metal and for smoothing the surface of gold, silver, brass, stainless steel and other metals. • Chasing--a multi-purpose hammer for chasing, chiseling, riveting or peening. With one flat face and one round face. • Mallet--useful for forming, bending and shaping without scratching or marring surfaces. With soft faces (brass, rawhide, nylon, paper or plastic).
Basic Jewelry Hammering & Forming Teaser
Watch this short excerpt of Bill Fretz's tutorial DVD, Basic Jewelry Hammering & Forming.
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