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Take a nickel and hammer it out. Make sure to hammer on a smooth surface with a smooth faced hammer. Other wise you'll end up with deep gouges that ta...
Use tin snips or metal shears to cut out the shape. It may be eaisier to hold the disc with a pair of pliers while you make the cuts.
Find a piece of wood. Then find a convex shape. In this case I used the ball section from the spindle of a headboard. You could use a spoon or the ...
Using a rotary tool, shape the teardrop. !CAUTION! this gets hot! I used my drill press with a sanding attachment.
Take some vice grips and clamp a drill bit on the edge of the teardrop. Use light blows from a hammer to shape the loop. Next, shape the eyelet int...
Sand or file the edges down. This helps the teardrop look more like a droplet and less like a hammered nickel. I used a sanding disc on my dr...
Starting with 500 grit sand paper start smoothing out the teardrop. I found it eaisier to place the sand paper on a piece of carpet and rub the teardr...
Happy Valentine's Day, Birthday, Mother's day or just because.
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Posted:Feb 6, 2011
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