A 2mm area is very tiny! One person did a heart, one a leaf, one a crescent moon, and I did an 'O'. Not very adventurous! But I wanted something I could use for my work, and I often need a nice eye for my little animals.
First - I made a punch mark into the 'centre', then I drilled out the 'O' with an Archimedes drill. Then - smoothing and polishing etc'.
After working on a 2mm round, 6mm seemed enormous, so I decided to attempt a snowflake...
Well, it's sort of snowflakey, not brilliant but I will have to practice carving steel. It's not that hard, but I would probably like to work with a magnifying lens next time, so I can actually see what I am carving...
Here are my attempts:
|The finished 'O' - slightly off centre, but that just adds character, does it not :-)|
|This is the 'O' tool in action - looks like eyes! Inset is nearer actual size of punch|
|Close up of the 2mm 'O'|
|Close up of the snowflake. I knew what I intended to carve... |
I can now see it looks a bit like a round Union Jack!
Before my course started, I had a chance to check out a Macro lens in a camera shop - I dream about owning one - one day...
Here is one of the photos I took, of my favourite earring (I didn't make this one) - you can get really up close and personal with this one! Amazing!
|Macro Lens Test - Click for a larger image|