Monthly Archives: June 2013

Press-Forming Adventures Part 3

Now it’s time to begin the finishing process.  I’m going to be “chasing” the final details here, so will be filling and embedding the copper piece in pitch.  But, since I intend to use my Lindsay Airgraver in the chasing … Continue reading

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Press-Forming Adventures Part 2

Above is the finished press die installed on a 1/4 inch thick aluminum disk (bolted on utilizing the hole I drilled and tapped on the bottom of the steel owl skull form).  The copper piece in the center is the … Continue reading

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Press-Forming Adventures Part 1

Above images courtesy of BladeGallery.com And a work-in-progress image of my own. In the past I’ve experimented with carving bird skulls from antler, and some with small helmets.  While they proved popular, all of the above works were terribly labor … Continue reading

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Mammoth Ivory and Stone Knife

Well, while I was on a roll with the knapped steel knife, I got a wild hair to make a miniature stone bladed knife.  I had a few chips of lovely chalcedony I collected from what I call “The Nevada … Continue reading

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