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Old 11-14-2017, 03:53 PM
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Default How would you describe blocking metal

Welcome thoughts on how you would describe blocking out a panel an or metal blocking
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Old 11-14-2017, 04:25 PM
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The initial process of roughing shape into areas of a panel that will later require this shape to be refined into a desired final product.
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Old 11-15-2017, 07:36 AM
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Blocking means a way to shaping a panel, also shrinking or stretching a panel, sometime a combination of both can be done with blocking to a desired shape. Then the panel gets smoothed off on a forming dolly prior to wheeling and finishing it off
I think that in England they call this ''hollowing'' ( not sure ?)
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PS in the US most of shaping is done with heavy hammers like the Yoder and other machines . also the panel is finished off in the same way
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Old 11-15-2017, 08:15 AM
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Judging from what I've seen & been shown..

"Blocking" is heavey stretching against a soild object, like a wooden stump or steel block, the metal is thinned out at the point of contact between the hammer head & the material that the metal was resting against, like planishing on a dolly.

"Hollowing" is different, the use of a hollow stump or sandbag is what the metal is rested on, the hammer head forces the metal to stretch into an unsupported void, this also causes tucks to be formed aswell.
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Old 11-15-2017, 05:05 PM
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I'll add that the term "blocking" may have been appropriated from other pre-existing disciplines, much like the caulking-corking discussion a while back.

In carving, "blocking" means initial basic development of an overall form or gesture from the block of stone or wood. In stone work, you work the initial block of stone from the block to a more recognizable shape. In wood carving, blocking includes this action plus address of necessary stabilization such as removal of knots which are then replaced with wooden plugs to allow further carving. For either, only basic bulk removal tools are used- hammer and hand point for stone or hammer/mallet/dummy and large chisels & gouges for wood. You also use a brace or drill and auger to remove the knots in wood.

I would describe blocking as the initial development of a form in three dimensions using basic tools before further refinement takes place. Fine-tuning the definition to be metal specific will probably vary between preferred hammer/wheel/etc work methods.
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