Tuesday, April 26, 2011

New toy! I mean tool.

I finally got the stationary planisher that I pre-ordered almost a year ago from Otto Frei.  At one point I was so sick of waiting I almost had a tool maker make me one.  I now know that it was worth the wait.  I freaking love this thing.  It is great.  I have been dying to get my own for literally three years (well three years in a few months).  If you need to make something flat quickly this is the only thing that will do.  It will make washers from jump-rings.  It will make round wire square, it will flatten the edges of a ring, if you wanted to work harden some nickel silver for a box clasp or quickly take a low dome to a flat disc, this thing will do it in a couple of blows.  It has a three inch upper platten and a 4 inch lower plate. It weighs a ton but again totally worth the back pain getting it down into the basement. The upper platten comes off so you can re-finish it if you have to.  The spring can be replaced and the blue is a nice touch. They used to be red.  Now I just need things to make flat.

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