HAMMER AND FILE - WHITE LINEN NIGHT in the Heights

1 week before While Linen NIght in the Houston Heights.  I grew up in the Heights.  The project has shifted in the study of hammers and files.  

Rutilated quartz mounted with hammer-chased hand made bezel

This week's study leads through hammering and filing.  I witness very fine work by other artisans whose primary tools are the hammer, the torch and the file.  They will even put the final polish on by hand with felt cloth.

5 pieces arranged together.

The secret according to Nile Fahmy, likes in the tip.  These were ground on a wheel.  I have progressed to doing them by hand with a file, the results to be shown in subsequent posts.

 Production table after a full day at work

Production table after a full day at work

Pre-finish area - note the rutiliated quartz pendant is one among many