Chasing and Repousse is the art of shaping metal into dimensional shapes with small chisels with a wide range of working end designs. The twisted ends of the tools are hit with a chasing hammer, while the working ends are held in position with the holding hand.
The sheet metal is usually held in pitch as chasing tools strike the metal. The metal is pushed down and forms or designs will emerge as the process continues. Chasing usually refers to the metal being worked from the top side while the term repousse indicated the metal is worked from both sides.
Embossers have the same function as an embossing hammer but only smaller. They sink or dap the metal down when struck. The metal can be flipped over to reveal a domed area or shape. The working ends of tools vary in profile depending on the curves desired.
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