I’ve been slowly plugging away at my new vessel. There isn’t much to show because it’s mostly been little tweaks, planishing, and working on the edge. Nothing that’s noticeable in photos.
I did decide to bring the lip in on the ‘bowl’ part slightly which made it a huge pain when tightening up the form and planishing. That along with the long part made it difficult to get the right fit on the stakes I have. I had to cobble a solution that, as you can see, looks absolutely ridiculous.
Then came the edge. I had to try and mark even edges on both sides of a form that isn’t symmetrical in one direction, can’t be flat sanded, and doesn’t even have a hemispherical bowl. Lot’s of trial and error. Then that curved in lip and the long part got in the way of my saw frame. I had to cut away little bits at a time.
But that part is over! I just need to file the edges and then I can start on the armor pieces. Now it gets exciting again!