January 14, 2011

Tools of the Trade

TOTT 003

The third go of rcboisjoli's studio tool feature.

Tool:               Plaster Chisel
Origin:            Pottery Supply House
Price:              $5.00
Age:               2 years
Description:  A flat stainless steel blank folded ninety degrees at end with a sharpen end. Pointed, square and flat options are available, as well as small medium and wide widths.
Use:              Used with a wooden arm on the plaster lathe. Blades allows removal of plaster to shape a form used as a model for moldmaking. The sharp edge often makes a terrible nails-on-chalkboard noise as the plaster enters it's final hardness.

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