Habaki making process
Piece of 2.5mm thickness flat nickel silver stock to make the habaki.
Ensambling a device to help me properly bend the piece of metal.
This device has been made with two square section (35mm) pieces
of steel, two screws (1/2") to work as spacers and a couple
of hand vices to provide stability. (Pictures 2, 3 and 4)
Placing the piece of metal centered according to the separation
between the steel pieces. (Picture 5)
I place a piece of steel on the exact same thickness of the blade
(7mm) on top of the meta, right above the space between the steel
pieces. (Picture 6)
Using the hydraulic press to bend the piece of nickel silver. (Pictures
7, 8, 9 and 10)