Hi there, I’m having a blast trying out some of the techniques in
Charles Lewton-Brain’s FoldForming book, but on some of the "thicker"
pieces of Argentium (like .8 mm - how am I doing? trying to use mm -
ha!), I’m having a heck of a time unfolding at the edge of the piece
(so, for example, I did a cuff with diagonal folds, and where the
fold crossed the edge of the cuff, I wasn’t able to completely unfold
I have a knife, which I wrestle (sometime tap with my hammer) into
the fold and then I use my mapps gas torch to heat between hammering.
I know that I am getting enough heat on thinner pieces, as I
sometimes fuse them shut (ridiculously annoying). Is there a
preferred technique? I’m using a nylon wedge hammer and often whack
my thumb or fingers nicely, yet still leave the edge curled down. I
can see about upload a pic if that would help. Thanks, as always, in
advance for your responses!