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    I could not find anything on eggs although this is the same procedure
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qdk9Qot7B_A

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    Spinning requires some heavy duty equipment. There are some significant forces produced. The pushers are large and fit under the arm so that you can get your body weight behind the tool as the video Bob shows.

    Here's an image of an egg that a spinner in the UK has made.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/B8O5raJn...otz2AwaIzOgqk0

    Here's a video of him doing some spinning

    https://www.instagram.com/tv/CFewzwd...vJGQlG-AF-JmQ0

    If you require a longitudinal seam as Dennis suggested, stamping with a flypress, hydraulic press of drop hammer may be options. All require some heavy duty equipment. Depending on the size you are making you may be able to use a big hammer and lead block like the spoon bashers do.

    https://youtube.com/shorts/5mnjNV3pzF0

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    Here is a further video of a spoon being forged and stamped. He uses tin instead of lead that the old spoonies used to use. You should be able to see how this method could be used to shape a hollow form.

    https://youtu.be/qui1bSrotsw
    Last edited by alastairduncan; 19-01-2022 at 07:53 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alastairduncan View Post
    Spinning requires some heavy duty equipment. There are some significant forces produced. The pushers are large and fit under the arm so that you can get your body weight behind the tool as the video Bob shows.

    Here's an image of an egg that a spinner in the UK has made.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/B8O5raJn...otz2AwaIzOgqk0

    Here's a video of him doing some spinning

    https://www.instagram.com/tv/CFewzwd...vJGQlG-AF-JmQ0

    If you require a longitudinal seam as Dennis suggested, stamping with a flypress, hydraulic press of drop hammer may be options. All require some heavy duty equipment. Depending on the size you are making you may be able to use a big hammer and lead block like the spoon bashers do.

    https://youtube.com/shorts/5mnjNV3pzF0
    Thank you! This is so helpful! Seem I would have to delegate someone to do the egg shape for me and I will concentrate on the filigree part of the project! Thank you all so very much!!

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    The methods that require heavy duty equipment may not be available to you but there are methods to shape sheet into hollow forms that are suitable for one offs or short runs. They are based on a hammer a punch and a mould of some sort. Dapping blocks are an example. You can get dapping blocks made from timber, they may not last a long time but are suitable for a small number of pieces. You mentioned you had a lathe, you could try turning one up yourself? Some plastics may be suitable. Try it with copper, try different thicknesses to see how it responds. Punches can be made from timber, plastics, brass, mild steel and toolsteel. You may surprise yourself and enjoy the toolmaking process? Whatever gets the job done and is available to you.

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    Hi
    I made this spoon form using a cheap cnc router and delrin type plastic block- pretty much an egg form, just needs to be a bit deeper. Stood up well to bashing: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?sto...00057360741593 . I'm working on more complex forms and punches now. Cheers Matt

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    Great idea Matt which has produced a very nice spoon. I like the stone set in the handle.

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