When we last left our brave teapot, it looked like this:
I had to do it. I cut the original 12″ disk down to a 9″ diameter. It just was too large to anneal and I couldn’t hold on to it correctly while raising. And boy, did it make a huuuuuuggggge difference! Yesterday I was able to get a nice angle on it and I got even more done today. My arms/hands are feeling it though.
It’s starting to get the shape that I want – asymmetrical of course (you didn’t think I was taking a break by making it smaller, did you?) Each break is angled so that I can achieve this movement in the metal. Oh, and did I mention that it is oval based?
What’s next in the adventures of this teapot? More raising, some planishing, and eventually I’ll start on the nickel bottom part.