This is part three of my cake slice project. Part one here and part two here.
I use my modified paper template (from part two) and stick it temporarily to my sheet of copper. Why copper? As this piece is for myself I want to keep the costs down. The final product will be silver plated. Of course I would prefer to work with silver as it is softer and easier to manipulate.
With the paper secured I then draw around the shape with a scriber. Once the shape of the cake slice is transferred onto the copper. I begin cutting it with my piercing frame. As the metal is quite thick I use a slightly heavier blade to avoid the blade breaking.
When I have finished cutting I then start filing the edges. The more accurate the cutting the less work I have filing. With this piece I want to curve all the edges slightly especially around the handle.
Now that I have my piece cut out and filed I can begin hammering and shaping. See you for Part 4!