Let’s Get This Straight
Here’s a super trick for using paper as a guide while drawing a straight line around a cylinder. Bring the ends of the paper evenly together. When the paper lines up, draw your circle along the edge of the paper.
Trace two 1" (3cm) circles onto 24-gauge copper sheet. Using a cross-peen hammer, texture the circles. Using a 1⁄16" (2mm) drill bit, drill a hole in the center of each circle. Using a jeweler’s saw and a metal blade (or tin snips), cut out the disks from the sheet. Place one disk into the largest hole in the dapping block and use a round-face hammer to shape the disk.
File the ends of the PVC tube square. Use the Faux Bone forming tool (or the round side of a half-round file) to smooth and bevel the inside of the pipe’s edges.
Cut a 4" (10cm) piece of 16-gauge copper wire. Bend it into a U shape. Using a flat-faced hammer, flatten the bend.