Nahum Hersom

Repoussé XI: Wood Forming and Misc. Tools for Repoussé

This is s continuing series, consisting of the writings of French repoussé master Nahum Hersom. I have transcribed exactly as Nahum had written, unless indicated by ((double parenthesis)). I photocopied his 8-1/2″ x 14″ workbook at a Kinko’s in Boise, Idaho in 1994.  Unfortunately, some of the information is missing, as the copy “runs...

Repoussé X: Under Tool (Stake) Designs for Repoussé

This is a continuing series, consisting of the writings of French repoussé master Nahum Hersom.  I have transcribed his words exactly, unless indicated by ((double parenthesis)). The following pages are from 8-1/2″ x 14″ pages.  However my scanner can only scan 8-1/2″ x 11″, so I have split the pages into two parts, i.e.,...

Repoussé VIII: Filing, polishing, grinding and finishes

This is a continuation of the writings of French repoussé master, Nahum Hersom. ((My corrections or additions are in double parenthesis…otherwise all are as written by Nahum.)) Filing and Tools Best files for leaf work are 1/2 round 4″. Make second cut with point end not over 1/8″ wider.  Use filing boards held in...

“Work Book of Patterns” (For Repoussé)

In continuing with my tribute to the late repoussé artisan Nahum Hersom, I am including some of his repoussé patterns in this blog.  I do this as Nahum, as well as his mentors Steven Molnar and Valentin Goelz, wanted this process to be carried on.  Here is Nahum’s dedication statement (I will both type...

Repoussé VII: Leaf Process

This is a continuation of the writings of Nahum “Grandpa” Hersom. I am editing where I see fit. My changes/additions will be in parrethesis with “d.n.” This installment, as in some others, seems to be fragmented. I believe these writings were a “work in progress” for Grandpa, and thus some thoughts and processes seem...

Repoussé VI: Leaf Processes

This is a continuation of the writings of the late repoussé artisan Nahum “Grandpa” Hersom. Nahum gave me a plethora of notes and drawings. I feel compelled to share his knowledge, to honor Nahum and his life’s work. Plus, there are few books on this subject. These writings should be preserved, for those who...

Repoussé V

This is a continuing series based on the writings of the late repousse’ master, Nahum Hersom. As I have stated in other posts, I will edit by either using parenthesis, or my initials (D.N.) Warning: The products, methods, and/or processes listed here and in other related postings, may be hazardous, and thus Bighorn Forge,...

Repoussé IV “Drills and Drilling”

Note:This is a continuation of notes compiled by the late repoussé artisan, Nahum Hersom. The text is printed verbatim, unless indicated by parenthesis and /or initials “D.N.”. The processes listed here are not necessarily endorsed by me, or Bighorn Forge, Inc. They are being published so that the writings of Nahum Hersom might be...