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.
Tracers are the small chisels that form the outline of the design. Because the pitch is warm and flexible the tool impression will leave a concave mark on the side directly struck and a domed line on the reverse side. The various tracer shapes help when following various drawn lines with various widths and curves.
T-1 Large Curve Tracer
T-2 Medium Curve Tracer
T-3 Small Curve Tracer
T-4 Large Flat Tracer
T-5 Medium Flat Tracer
T-6 Small Flat Tracer