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Now lock them and groove them together, letting the end of the bridge wire butt the wire of the body in the middle of the ear of the bail. Now, then, square the sheet as in Fig. Place the blade of the J-square at right angles to A K, or, which is the same, parallel to the stretchout line O P, and bringing it succes- sively against the points in A B G, cut the corresponding measuring lines, as shown.

Art Of Coppersmithing: A Practical Treatise On Working Sheet Copper Into All Forms

Let it be made of a common sized sheet and of pound plate, and wired with a A rod, the arrt to be part of an 8-inch circle at the top and flaring at an angle of at the lag. An improvement was introduced by my father in bending-bars by making two hooks of -inch rod Fig. Describe the arc a u b 9 and the surface outlined by the segment aub c will be equal approximately to the back required, but the parallelogram a T R b containing the segment a v b is in excess of needs by the corners v R b and vT a, and the segment is lying the wrong way.

Wipe the inside with a clean rag; next flatten the bottom, smoothing it first with a mallet, and make a faint mark with the com- pass showing the size of bottom.

Art of Coppersmithing

Cover the surface inside and out with a pickle of coppersmothing and water, by immersing it in the pickle tub, and while wet sprinkle a little dry salt around the seam to kill the borax. Ray marked it as to-read May 18, A gallon of coppersmithin English contains There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

After the sal ammoniac has been scoured off and the surface outside and inside is clean and bright, the articles are rinsed in fresh, clean water and dried in clean pine sawdust kept in a large box and then stood around a large forge-fire to be dried more thoroughly.


Beer mullers are made ar three general designs, peaked, open and curved. The sides are to be razed in at both ends until the beige has a curve of about an inch copperemithing then stag in coppersmitning lag and put in the bottom, as indicated in Fig. Now coppwrsmithing the diameter of cover, or We will now endeavor to describe the manufacture of several scoops in which we participated some forty years since, and while there have been deviations made during this long time, judging from late observations, it would seem that nothing of any marked importance has been introduced to inconvenience one from resuming work as of yore.

The dyer, the cook, the brewer and distiller, use it, and in many other important industries it is in constant consump- tion, while almost every advance in science adds to the number of its applications. Then the circle in Fig. If the scoop is to have the sides of the bottom or body as shown by the semicircle a k b y then the bridge is again shown by a efb, taking the solid line area on each side as the shape. Grecian historians say that Cadmus discovered copper and taught its application to the wants of his countrymen.

Marks, notations and other marginalia present in the original volume will appear in this file – a reminder of this book’s copperwmithing journey from the publisher lo a library and linally lo you.

Every technique and product is preserved in this work from simple stewpots to a beautiful tea kettle and even boiler and pipework for steam engines. The last course should bring the sides up enough so that when the pan is being planished the expansion caused by hammering will just bring it to its proper size.

Preserving pans are made in the same way -as warming pans, described in the previous chapter. This kind of bail is probably the oldest in use, for the writer saw when a boy, tea kettles having the same kind of handle, which could easily be traced back trom son to father for years or more.

Let us consider a few of the pieces among the many sets of mountings upon which a boy may display his best skill and learn how to manipulate a file and burnisher, so that when the mount- ing is attached to the article it is intended for it will be an ornament and add beauty to the whole fabric.


True the bottom on a square shank, using a suit- able head and carefully keeping the turn of the lag round and as large as the head will permit ; when this is completed, raise up the cover. It may be necessary to explain here for the benefit of the beginner the difference between the terms raising, hollowing and razing, which are often con- founded one with another.

The results of these early disasters have gradually disappeared. The strip for a gallon saucepan is cut 24 inches long by 7 inches wide. Holding the pot with a pair of tongs, heat the sides gently until the borax is all down ; this is also done for the purpose of distributing or charging the body with heat before proceeding to run the joint ; then with a steady blast turn it around, turning the pot with two handy pokers or rods.

The pattern is to be formed and the seam made as previously described; then divide the depth into three parts, as shown in Fig.

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The preparation of mountings ; that is, spouts and handles for tea kettles, handles for sauce pans, stew pans and all the many kinds of utensils used in a kitchen is the next in order. A copper to be used for brewing is made a little different from a washing-copper, although the greater part coppersmithiing their construc- tion is the same.

Then stag in the lag y 2 inch, Fig.

When the pan and cover are finished, the handle of the cover is put on first, and then the handle of the pan. The Tudor, represented in Fig. Clean the end of the rivet-shank with a file and knock down the rivet, finishing it in a pyramid form, as near octagon as possible.

Next put on the ears, the rivet holes of which should be countersunk enough so that the rivet heads may be drawn in and be flush and smooth with the surface inside. The next anxiety was to get a fire, which was made from a pile of cinders at hand if the corner of the forge.