This is a step by step tutorial with easy to follow pictorials and detailed illustrations on:
- - Filing technique
- - Half round filing
- - Filing scallops
- This tutorial can be made in a standard smithing workshop. You will need:
- - Metal : silver or gold or other
Filing is the process of removing metal and sculpting a shape into the metal. Mastering Filing Techniques are important, since these techniques are used on a daily basis by a metalsmith. You will benefit from mastering these techniques by increasing your speed and efficiency, which will save you many hours in the long run. You will be shown how to file a ring half round and how to scallop a ring.
This tutorial is suited for beginners with some general knowledge of metalsmith techniques and the basic bench tool setup.
Once you've mastered this technique you can expand on this project into various applications working on your speed and accuracy. It takes practice.
Starting your half round filing - the angle and motion is demonstrated
Final stages of filing your ring half round