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 off the page”. As my scannercan only scan 8-1/2″ x 11″ pages, I have split the pages into two parts, i.e., 1A + 1B, 2A + 2B, etc.
There is no typed verbiage to accompany the following copied images.
Wood Forming and Misc.Tools for Repoussé
Miscellaneous Repoussé Tools
((My two cents worth on making wood tools: I have found that laminating wood together, by gluing several smaller pieces together, helps to prevent cracking, as opposing grains keep the neighboring piece(s) from readily cracking. I also drill a hole through the wood, then glue and insert a wood dowel of the same diameter as the hole. Sometimes I’ll add two or three dowels at different levels. This also helps to keep the wood tool from cracking. DN))
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Eric Stengel - February 13, 2015
This is amazing information. I love it.
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Alan Meyer - March 28, 2017
Nice variation of text in blog. I especially liked the b/w photos that a student took. When can I take a class from you?