Wide Raising Hammer
The Wide Raising Hammer can be used to raise sheet metal into a bowl against a wooden stake or a metal T-stake. Is is also useful for raising in cylinders to form a concave shape. This hammer also makes it possible to planish subtle concave shapes. Made of 420 stainless steel and Padauk wood.
Raising is the compression of metal down to the stake without stretching it. The technique is to angle the metal off the stake so there is an air gap for the compression of the metal.
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