I could use some recommendations on a decent set of chasing and
repousse tools for a beginner. (My apologies if this has been one of
those topics that repeatedly pops up on the Digest–I searched and
didn’t find this query in the archives) So, I’ve looked at the
Nechamkin set on Otto Frei’s page and they look perfect but alas,
they have been out of stock indefinitely. Valentin Yakov’s tools are
surely amazing but they are well beyond my budget. I’m on a deadline
and can wait no longer so a purchase has to be made. Can anyone tell
me where to get a better than “economy” but not top of the line set?
I thinking around $200-250.00 tops.
Also, I’ve seen different lengths of tools i.e. 3 1/2" and 4 1/2".
Can anyone tell me how to know what length I will require (I have
smallish hands.) Lastly, I tend to work small. Many of the tools I’ve
seen seem for use in larger scale pieces. How can I figure out the
sizes (and shapes) I’ll need since I won’t be using these on vessels
or anything larger than approx. 2" x 2"? Thank you for any
direction/advice you can give.