Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Warka mask II

After cutting the shape with a wood grinder, I chiseled the big bumps off and got some finer detail into the nose, and drilled out the eyes and chiseled them as well. Then I made a paper template and cut out one side of the copper for the face, which I began forming over the wood.

When forming metal, remember to anneal it frequently to avoid gardening and work cracks.

The arms sticking out are screwed into the back, and allow me to clamp the whole mass down while I form the copper. Once all the pieces are formed I will begin raising the details and decoration into the copper.

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