armouring projects, tools, techniques and reviews
Today I want to prepare an upcoming project that was inspired by the Nickolas Dupras thesis “Armourers and their Workshops..” in which he described several greeves and that he couldn´t find any evidence for a raising process by examinating the internal tool marks.
He described the found tool-marks as shallow oblong or oval hammer marks.
So today I will make a hammer to aachieve this marks. I start from an 375g grooving hammer and grind out the desired form.
I start by making paper templates to be shure to have the same curveture on both sides and copy them to the hammer head.
The main grinding I do with an angle grinder and a 60 grit fibre disc. To get a continoues form I work in passes and work out facets.
Next step forms the the facets into a curved surface on a 125 Grid flap disc. In this step I also break down all edges.
Last step is the polishing. Starting with a 120 grid hand sanding to identify any low spots. Second is polishing on a buff with hard 120 grid compound. And finished is the polishing on a sisal buff with black compound.
The finished hammer make more oval than oblong marks but I will give it a try.