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” to do.
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…