I started with a 4' x 10' sheet of 22ga. cold rolled steel from Reliance Steel. Easily the most NEW metal I've ever bought or owned at one time.
|Ten feet is hard to photograph.|
With a pile of pieces to work from, I went to The Stump.
Using The Stump and a ball-peen hammer I made dents throughout the sheet.
Then I hammered the bumps back down, and as I did the metal started to gather up in areas, creating a unique texture.
|I annealed the steel after the first round of hammering, the fire scale is evident.|
Once all the pieces were hammered to my satisfaction, I rolled up the edges.
The edges let each piece butt up against another, so they could fit together.
Unfortunately they didn't fit together (it's like some idiot didn't make a pattern beforehand), so each piece had to be tweaked and bent to fit as well as possible to the next.