Planishing


Planishing

Planishing (from the Latin "planus", "flat") ["The Complete Metalsmith", 61] is a metalworking technique used to smooth sheet metal.

After a piece of metal has been roughly formed by techniques such as sinking or raising, the surface will have irregular indentations and bumps. To remove these imperfections, the piece is hammered between a flat or slightly curved hammer and a special forming object known as a planishing stake. ["Techniques of Medieval Armour Reproduction", 179] Using repeated, relatively soft blows, the piece is smoothed toward the curvature of the stake.

Since planishing hammers are generally in contact with the outside surface of the piece, they have rounded edges and are kept polished to avoid marring the work. ["Techniques of Medieval Armour Reproduction", 79]

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