I bought a very old pewter teaset at a flea market for a very low
price because the pieces (teapot, coffee pot, creamer, sugar) are
damaged. It looks like someone put them under something rather heavy,
and the sides are caved in. No torn metal, just a lot of "bodywork"
So, anyone have any advice about what tools to use (not much room on
the inside), and how I can keep from stretching and bulging the
metal? Seems that I need something curved to rest the piece against
to get the curvature back to what it should be, but how do I do that?
I have a pretty well equipped jewelry shop, but haven’t done any
large scale work or “smithing”. Are there special hammers for this
type work? My chasing hammers are way too large.
Thanks in advance for your help…