|Project by jjw5858||posted 03-07-2013 10:36 PM||1940 views||6 times favorited||13 comments|
Hey friends, hope all is well out there in LJ’S LAND!
In between country carving thrones, spoons, woodwork website building…haaa….I have gotten an interest in elementary tinsmith work! What a wonderful lost craft it is and trust me the hunt for education on this is sparse but available with some digging.
I used some scrap pine to create this tin bending jig for small works involving tin exercises.
Pine is what was available and even though oak would have been best to use sometimes you have to use what ya got…and add a little pretty to it and learn with that!
So I took some pine, got out my pfiel chisels and carved some details and shaped her up!
Followed with some danish oil for a vintage look to it…(Hey this is tinsmith stuff…we need the look and feel of vintage…lol)
Also included in my picture show is my mocked and almost completed very first tin cup! Soldering, filing and some small mallet work still needed but the journey has been fun and extremely challenging!
If you want to have fun…go to a Lowes…or Home Depot and ask questions about tinsmithing…haaa..they look at you like your from another time…and I suppose perhaps I am and loving it more and more…lmao!
Thanks for taking a look and enjoy your projects!
-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB