I said i lost my number two 'ammer somewhere in the hell of my shed. Well i accidentally sold two bowls, so i ordered four more pewter disks, so i thought i better make another. My big 'ammer is ok for roughing up the shape but too big to get the rim to curve in and up sort of 90 degrees from the table top. Normal people go out and buy a "Bossing Hammer" Like this one, that's a nylon one but traditionally they were made of pear or some hardwood. And they cost a bit of money...
Yesterday we visited a farm friend of ours and found him belting hell out of a HUGE wooden beam, trying to de-nail it. The nails/bolts were and inch diameter and the beam part of the old Falmouth quay, he had plans to make floor beams out of it once cleaned up. We went to glean some old wood for the stove, we found some lumps of very dense gum tree and yellow pine, but also i picked up the head of one of the bolts.
The head is about two inches and made of very good iron so i thought i'd clean it up as a small anvil that i can put in the vice.
Due to Global Warming its dammed brass monkeys here in "subtropical" Cornwall, and due to snow again soon, and people will tell you it never snows in Cornwall, even when standing in the snow...i hope the pewter makes it through, otherwise i have to find something else to do.