Ring matting

Client: rupertharris

Location: Glossary

An overall surface decoration or texture made by chasing, using a ring-shaped or annular punch. These punches leave a ring-shaped depression in the surface; they can be made with more than one ring on the end of the punch, if desired. The usual method of making a punch for ring matting is to take a small, round-ended punch, hit its end with a sharp pointed punch to make a round hole, and then file the outside to shape.