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Old 10-31-2018, 08:23 AM
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Here's the pic I mentioned of Peter Tommasini's traveling tool kit, taken at RockHillWill's during one of Peter's EW Classes.





According to Peter, these tools plus his stump and English Wheel are the equivalent to the only tools used to produce his Monaro Quarter Panel. They represent a very adequate starter kit.
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Old 10-31-2018, 09:22 AM
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When Peter came to Dan Pates, he also had a 5/8" steel rod bent like a slapper. Easy to make and very useful.
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Old 10-31-2018, 09:51 AM
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Here's the pic I mentioned of Peter Tommasini's traveling tool kit, taken at RockHillWill's during one of Peter's EW Classes
That's very gratifying to see! The various hammers and such I've accumulated over the last few weeks looks a lot like that.

Got my stump loaded up and carved a dish in the top. Haven't tried using it yet, but we'll see how it goes.



Picked up my stack of practice aluminum yesterday. Got a whole bunch of 3003 (1/16" thick) cut into 1'x1' and 1'x2' sections. Played around a bit with beating it on the sandbag, and played around a bit with annealing it. Satisfying to finally get started with some practice. I don't know how hard my aluminum was to start, but it was striking how much softer it got after the annealing.

For the annealing, I used my little propane soldering torch (plumbing work type). It worked well enough, but I can see that it would take forever to do any sort of substantial sized piece. I think I need to get a propane weed burner to cover more area in a reasonable amount of time.
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Old 10-31-2018, 10:05 AM
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Peter said he preferred having the dish in the stump fade on one end versus having a distinct bowl shape. Depending upon the hit, the far edge of the bowl can leave a witness mark on the metal which then requires more work to remove it.
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Old 11-21-2018, 08:21 AM
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Your first tools IMO should be videos from Peter Tommasini, (http://www.handbuilt.net.au/dvds.html)
Kent White, (https://www.tinmantech.com/products/dvds/)
and David Gardiner. (https://www.classicmetalshaping.co.uk/dvd/)

David Gardiner video would be the one to watch first. It covers a lot of the basics but also goes into more advanced topics. It is excellent.
My Gardiner DVD just arrived the other day. That is awesome stuff! Thanks for the recommendation.
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