Above are examples of beaten copper work, showing designs that have been either embossed to leave raised designs or hammered to give a textured finish.
another technique is bending wire to form rings or bracelets
Enamelling is another one of the processes being developed in the Men's Shed
possible examples are displayed below.
There are two types of enamelling we do. the more straightforward and safer method is efcolor, which uses
resin powders easily applied to any metal, even wood ( the temperature only reaches 150 Degs.) and is fired in a tabletop kiln heated with tealights.
the other method uses glass either powdered or in chips and strands and referred to as vitreous enamelling. for this method, the temperature is far higher and we use either a gas torch or electric kin to fire it.