Yesterday I finished my new copper bowl and I named it Troika, which is Russian for a grouping of three. Along with the photos, I wanted to share a list of the steps it took to achieve the finished bowl.
- Sketched out ideas and ordered materials
- Sinking, bouging, and planishing the bowl – there were many repeated steps in this part and annealing was in there as well.
- Decide on shape to pierce out of bowl and how many holes I wanted.
- Fold copper squares for outside shapes.
- Pierce outside shapes to cover the holes in the bowl
- File all the cut edges and bowl edge
- Fold smaller inside shapes
- Pierce and file inside shapes
- Form all six of the fold formed shapes and re-file edges as necessary
- upset edges of the shapes (hammer texture)
- Line everything up, tape it tightly, and drill holes for the rivets
- Final sanding and scotchbriting
- Use liver of sulfur to oxidize all the shapes and bowl
- rivet together
- Take photos
So you see there are a lot of steps even with the omission of each individual step in the bowl forming stage.
PS: It looks like I left out the steps of making the base…oops!