Silver Tea Strainer
With the book "Silver Smithing" by Rubert Finegold as
an instructory text, the art of delivering measured
planishing and raising hammer blows to move metal in
different ways was undertaken. This first ever attempt at silver smithing
began with a trial cup made of
copper, and ended with a semi-finished silver tea strainer two
days later. The hole pattern in the strainer bowl was to drilled at
a later date. The process began from raw silver that was cast into an
ingot, rolled, annealed, shaped and annealed many many times, sized, soldered to two handles, and then finished
with multiple polishings.
sterling silver, silver solder.
planishing and raising hammers, ball pein hammer, raw
hide mallet, chaser's hammer, various silver
forms, oak log, oxy-propane torch, rolling mill, ingot
mold, ultra sonic cleaner, buffer,
jewellers hand files, fret saw, snips.