I have been working on my first fold-forming project and run into a
glitch. I looked in the archives, but didn’t have any luck so, here
I have fashioned a nice ring where the ends of the band do not meet.
They curl upward. I intend for them to hold a small, boat-shaped
form which I tried to make following the advice given in “metal
technic” (awesome book). I got a nice curl. Everything went well.
However, I cannot pry my little canoe-shaped form open. I suspect
that I have hammered too much on the “open” edge of the fold. Any
advice? It’s quick enough to make another boat next week (in my next
class), but I would like to not make the same mistake. Can I slip
another piece of metal in between the fold and use this later to pry
it open? Has anyone had the same problem?
I am currently intrigued with this technique and find it yet another
reason to buy a rolling mill asap.