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[445] Brepohl on chasing and repousse
The terms repousse and chasing are often confused and not without good reason since the two techniques are often worked together. One might as well think of ‘slipping and sliding’ to realize how difficult to establish a clear definition particular to each process. In general we might think of repousse as primarily a relief and chasing as more often an intaglio (2-D or linear) technique.... (2001)
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Show me more articles from: [The Theory and Practice of Goldsmithing]|[Prof. Dr. Erhard Brepohl]
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ISBN: 0961598492


[612] Chasing, Repousse and Pitch Safety Notes
An ancient system of working metals, this procedure uses steel punches to manipulate the metal while it is fixed onto a pitch or tar-like material. There are traditional pine-resin pitches and modern petroleum-based ones. The petroleum-based pitches are considered potential dermatitis-causing materials, as well as some evidence of their being carcinogenic. At this point most jewelers pitches available through the main suppliers are petroleum-based, and thus, in my opinion, suspect. Besides, they do not work nearly as nicely as the pine pitches.... (2005)
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Show me more articles from: [The Jewelry Workshop Safety Report]|[Charles Lewton-Brain]
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ISBN: 0969851049


[59] Goldsmiths pitch options
Pitch is used all over the world by goldsmiths and silversmiths to hold metal in place while working it with hammers, punches or chisels. It should be hard enough to fill the requirements of the chasing work done on it. Most chasers will therefore have several hardnesses available, a soft one for deep forming, a medium for regular work and a hard for planishing on. In the old days chasers would even have summer and winter formulations.... (1998)
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Show me more articles from: [Brain Press Publications]|[Charles Lewton-Brain]
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[918] Japanese Chasing Tools
Japanese chasing tools are made from steel blanks available in Japan called tagane. Japanese chasing hammers are lightweight with long straight handles and smaller faces than European styles. They balance beautifully in the hand and are effortless to use. The type of Japanese chasing I learned was called uchidashi. Mostly a top-down technique, this style of chasing includes chiseling to remove material, line and dot inlay, and hammer engraving using a chisel. The tools are shaped at the working end to exact specifications including angles and millimeter measurements of the faces for their particular use.... (2009)
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Show me more articles from: [Chasing & Repousse]|[Nancy Megan Corwin]
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ISBN: 1929565321


[36] Making a Chasing or forming tool
We are assuming you are using W1 water hardening square stock drill rod, W1 tool steel. Many suppliers will sell W1 tool steel. It is often called drill rod (In England 'silver steel'). It should be square for less work in tool making, but round drill rod can be filed or forged to square. You should not use key stock, which some hardware suppliers will try and sell to you: it cannot be hardened as described below.... (2002)
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Show me more articles from: [Brain Press Publications]|[Charles Lewton-Brain]
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