A table we were restoring was missing a decorative brass cap on its frame which we decided to recreate.
For this, we got a sheet of brass which needed to be annealed in order to make it softer and easier to press.
The hot sheet was then placed in a bespoke mould made out of a piece of timber with the desired shape hollowed out.
Then a round centre piece, was hammered repeatedly in order to push the hot brass down into the shape needed.
When the sheet has the desired shape, the excess brass is cut off and the edges hammered down into shape.
After being polished, the new cap is glued into place.