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Texturing Metal - With a Texturing Hammer

Step 1Place the metal piece on the bench block.Step 2Hold the metal piece down with your finger. If you do not feel comfortable holding the metal with your finger, you may place a small piece of tape along the edge to keep the metal in place.Step 3Using the pinstripe side of the texturing hammer, hit the metal several times in a random pattern.Step 4Hammer t

Texturing Metal - With a Chasing Hammer

Step 1Place the metal piece on the bench block.Step 2Hold the metal piece down with with your finger. If you do not feel comfortable holding the metal with your finger, you may place a small piece of tape along the edge to keep the metal in place.Step 3Using the chasing (ball) side of the chasing hammer, hit the metal several times in a random pattern.Step 4

Dapping

Step 1Set the blank or item you want to dap into the depression in the dapping block that best matches the size of the blank. It should rest down inside of the depression. Step 2Next pick a dapping punch that is a little smaller than the blank. Step 3Use a 1lb brass or household hammer and gently tap the punch. Step 4Continue tapping the punch several times

Making a Fine Silver Ring for Fusing

Step 1Choose the correct size mandrel around which you will wrap the fine silver wire. A sharpie, pen, mandrel or dowel will work fine. The width of the mandrel will dictate the diameter of the fine silver ring. Step 2Give yourself approximatley 1.5 inches of wire to create a tail before wrapping the wire around the mandrel. Hold the tail between your thumb and the mandrel. Step 3Gripping the