Concave Planisher Chasing Tool 1/8" by Saign Charlestein
A beautifully finished chasing tool. Made from A-1 tool steel and kiln heat treated to a hardness of 60 hRc, it is then precisely polished and shipped with a coating of wax to protect the surface from the elements. The result is arguably one of the most beautiful tools you will purchase.
The concave planisher is great for smoothing ropes, vines, and other convex shapes on your chasing and repousse piece. It can also be used to chase parallel lines or make domes by rotating it in your finger.
Each tool is 1/8" in diameter and 4-3/8" long. The length will not only accommodate larger hands, but can make the tools more versatile on larger work pieces.
The 1/8" tools are Saign's "XS" size. They are for the finest detail great for jewelry, but can be useful for any artist doing chasing and repousse.
Note: Tools can be slightly altered by the user if to meet personal preference. If you do so,DO NOT exceed 500°F (260°C) in temperature or heat the tools to they point that they change color.
Saign Charlestein is a propmaker, who has worked in the film and entertainment industry since 2002. He specializes in intricate metal work, which includes armor and weapon fabrication. Notable projects include armor and weapons props from films such as The Chronicles of Riddick (2004), The Adventures of Johnny Tao (2005), Star Trek (2008), Ninja Assassin (2008) and G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra (2008). He also hasan immense skill set in carpentry, welding, machining, fabrication, model building, mold making and many other skills. Saign has put his skills as an expert tool maker and metalsmith into his line of chasing tools since 2008.