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    Steel that I cut out using a jewelry saw.
    Hard soldered onto a sterling silver bracelet blank.
    Then sculpted the steel.
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    How did you sculpt the steel after soldering it to the bracelet?
    I ask because I have no experience with jewelry and my methods of sculpting (fettling) pierced clock hands would be nearly impossible once the piece was soldered down.

    Troy

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    I used a punch.
    Just like the method that Sam shows in his video.
    What really helped me visualize and understand how the leaves should be shaped is a video about chasing and repouse.

    After a couple practice runs I can see great improvements in my work. My goal is to be able to sculpt black leaf elements much like what Churchill and Connelly do

    Just have to practice a little.
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    That's really cool Shawn, looks great. I like the whole concept with the border too... do you blue it when finish?
    Jeff Miller


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    Thanks Jeff
    After using a punch to sculpt it I take a steel brush to it...this does good job at blending all the humps and bumps.
    I then blue or French grey the steel

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    The contrast against the sterling will really set it apart. If you get a chance post a picture when done, would love to see the finished result.
    Jeff Miller


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    Thanks Shawn,

    Thanks, I had no idea you could form steel that way and look forward to the photo of the finished product. I spent some time Googling Churchill and Connelly, amazing stuff. It seems no matter how far you advance there is always more to learn.

    Troy

    Quote Originally Posted by didyoung View Post
    I used a punch.
    Just like the method that Sam shows in his video.
    What really helped me visualize and understand how the leaves should be shaped is a video about chasing and repouse.

    After a couple practice runs I can see great improvements in my work. My goal is to be able to sculpt black leaf elements much like what Churchill and Connelly do

    Just have to practice a little.

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    fantastic work, really like the contrast, I was interested how you did the millgraining on the inside of the border, do you have a millgraining tool that big?

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    Yes I used a mill grain tool

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    Just a tip for those wanting to give it a try.........
    For a large, inexpensive mill grain wheel it is easy to make one from most cigarette lighter spark wheels.
    John B.


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