Megan- I really love polished hammer faces, stakes, burnishers etc.
I keep mine with a light film of oil on them. My very best planishing
hammer heads I keep wrapped in flannel to keep them from getting
If they need a polish I just use white diamond tripoli and a muslin
Refinishing is another matter. Endless hours with successively finer
and finer emery down to 2/0 before polishing.
The best way to maintain your tools is to keep them clean, dry and
Here in rainy Portland Or we need to keep a humidifier going in our
if jeffery Herman chimes in on this one listen to his advice. He’s
da man when it comes to maintaining an amazing array of hammers and
Have fun and make lots of jewelry.