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webminster's picture

Amazing depth on your cross!

Amazing depth on your cross! Could you explain how many heat annealing you had to do to get the depth?

Rick Crawford's picture


Great work, and QuiQue took the words right out of my computer's mouth (or keyboard). How many times did you re-anneal that to get that depth !

Rick Crawford at Smoky Forge

peggy's picture

Copper repousse cross


I really like your repousse cross. What are the dimensions & how do you intend to display it?


visitor's picture


Thanks for all the nice comments. It's about 5"x5". Small enough to fit into my 8" pitch bowl. I probably had seven or eight annealings. Didn't actually count them when I was doing it but that's probably pretty close. To get the depth, I would work the flat areas around the cross pushing more metal toward the cross, then anneal flip it and take that metal and push out for the depth. I was a little worried about punching through but I was able to keep it thick enough that that was not an issue.