That is where Chasing tools come in. It 's hard to say much
without seeing your work and the die. It can take a lot of
pressure. If you are trying to get really fine detail like coins
you need a lot of pressure with steel dies. one cent copper coins
take a 35 ton press at the mint. Bigger money coins use to about
It’s not nearly that fine. If it survives, it may become a pendant,
about 4" from paws to tail.
The nose, ears, legs and tail are not pressing through. The neck and
body look great.
I don’t have photos of the project thus far, but I do have the
design and the die.
I know it will require some chasing for details such as muscles and
the eye, but I hadn’t expected that to be required to get the
Suggestions? I haven’t had a chance to buy Susan’s book yet – it’s
on the recommended reading list for the class though.
Thanks for any ideas you may have!