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- 7. Hammering over the edge, starting at the left corner. The piece has to be moved to continue on to the right corner, then rotated 90°, and repeated, three more times.
- 8. The top part is also hammered with a soft mallet to push the metal down into the groove of the die.
- 9. That part of the process completed. Showing the underside.
- 10. Now the edge of the top piece is bent over and hammered down tight against the bottom piece, using a tiny anvil.
- 11. The seam has been hammered down all the way around, ready to silver-solder.
- 12. Silver-soldering the seam.
- 13. Now getting ready for inflation. The inflation tube has been inserted, and a plywood cutout in the shape of the urn added.
- 14. The inflation jig assembled with pressure washer attached, ready to go.
- 15. Top, uninflated pillow, ready to hook up to the pressure washer. Bottom, pillow fully inflated.
- 16. The top of the jig removed after inflation.
- 17. The pillow, inflated.
- 18. The bottom piece of the urn, which has had a hole drilled and tapped in the center, attaching it to the pillow with a screw through that hole, and drilling a hole through it and the pillow, for a locator pin.
- 19. The locator pin, made from brass rod, soldered in place. This holds the urn solidly in the correct position on the pillow, keeping it from rotating.
- 20. Now all the pieces are ready for assembly. The foam gasket has been glued in place on the bottom of the urn.
- 21. The bottom has been attached to the urn with three screws.