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- 15. Starting the job of planishing at the bottom, using the stake shown on the left.
- 16. Using the ball stake on the left to planish higher up from the edge.
- 17. More work on the ear, getting it more elongated, using the stake shown on the left.
- 18. Working on the ear some more with a different stake.
- 19. More work on the ear with yet another stake.
- 20. Having been annealed one final time, I start the final planishing, using a smaller hammer.
- 21. Using the special stake shown on the left to form and smooth the muzzle and nose.
- 22. Using another very special stake to create the recessed flange that will allow the bottom lid to fit on and remain flush with the rim.
- 23. Here I have made the lid for the bottom, and am cutting out the gasket that will go between the lid and the flange. Next, see how the pillow base was made and the whole thing gets assembled together.
- 1. Two squares marked off on a sheet of 20 gauge brass, ready to cut out. One (for the top of the pillow) is 1/2 inch larger than the other one.
- 2. Both pieces are annealed.
- 3. The bottom piece gets stamped with this special tool in the hydraulic press.
- 4. The top piece gets a hole drilled and tapped to receive the threaded inflation tube.
- 5. Here's a close-up the special jig for bending over the edge of the top piece.
- 6. Clamping the sheet in the jig.