Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Tom's Breastplate

Unprocessed images from my workshop this week.
Above, I am stretching the bottom edge of the armour. This will make a half inch wide strip onto which I can rivet a lame (narrow piece of metal) which will become the top lame of the faulds.
See how I am using the cross peen hammer to stretch the metal. If I didn't use the cross peen, the anvil would simply dent into the body of the armour, and the flange would not flare out properly.

This is the piece, half flanged out. To this point, we are looking at about 30 hours of bashing, shaping, rolling and finishing. And its not done yet.
click on all these images to enlarge.

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