Helm Top – Build Your Own
Dishing a helm top using large “Dishing Form” (#3) and a small “Dishing Form” (#1)
Using a weighted rawhide hammer and starting with the “Large Dishing Form”, dish the steel sheet metal
By moving the metal around so that there is always a void under the steel before you hit it, when it bottoms out all around, switch to the “Smaller Dishing Form”.
Hammering over a void produces a smooth dished appearance as it lets the metal stretch rather than dent against the dishing form.
Final matching of “Helm Halves” can be done over a “Large Ball Stake”
The following photos are labeled with each step of the process, you can click on any image to view larger images from the gallery. When your are done viewing the images, just click on the open image and the gallery will close.
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