Friday, February 26, 2010

listen up, metalsmiths

for all my metalsmithing friends:

buy these. buy these. buy these.
(I think you can get them on amazon for ten bucks-ish)

if you've been in the studio with me, you'll know I'm not a big fan of the hand shear. I will tell you to saw it out. I honestly met a woman in Atlanta this past week who said "I never saw anymore".

personally, I wouldn't go that far, but I did cut a piece of 20g sheet with great accuracy & zero warping/distortion.

THE TRICK IS TO KEEP THE BOTTOM BLADE IN COMPLETE CONTACT WITH THE SHEET, the whole time you are cutting. it feels awkward at first, but prevents warping. entirely. I promise you.

you may never saw again


  1. Okay I just ordered the shears. Loving my sparkly earrings :)

  2. you will have a "moment" with the shears.... like butter!