Thursday, June 11, 2009

what's on my bench today

Ever since my trip to Artfest I have been playing with hammering and cutting metal. I know Joe will be horrified but these birds are cut with shears, not the dreaded saw. I like the freedom of  the shears, and the deckled edge from hammering. I have been hammering on a shot bag, and a bench block with my newest hammers from Fretz. They are sensual in the hand and they texture perfectly. 

1 comment:

  1. Hey! I like shears. I'm not some fascist sawyer!! ^_^ But seriously, there are way more "barbaric" ways to cut sheet metal. Try Mary Hetts' ( method - sharpen the end of a flat head screw driver and cut your metal with it like a chisel. Now that's avoiding a saw!! Gotta respect the ingenuity. Enjoy your shears... until you have to pierce out something in the middle... [evil laugh]

    The Infamous Joe