Cut and Bent up from Sheet Copper

Joan Bolton King

A simple cat-like shape is cut in one piece from quite thin copper sheet (about 0.48mm or 25 SWG). The metal needs to be thin enough to cut and bend relatively easily, but strong enough to hold its shape when enamelling. It stands on an integral base with the cat's profile bent up to the front and the tail rising behind. The pattern should allow enough copper for the edges of the outline to be rounded towards the back and can be amended to shape different breeds of cat.

2006Spring cat 1

  The inner white area represents the cat's final profile. The shading outside includes allowance for bending back edges (forward for tail) for shaping (dome while piece still flat). CUT OUTSIDE THIS SHADING.