That's something I'd like to learn. I took all of the blacksmith classes I could, dunno how much of that would transfer to copper. I've got someone coming this week to hook up my laser table to make lures with. I have piles of stainless steel and brass sheets I got from places that went out of business that I've serviced the last 30ish years.Yes we could do it like that back then. After I got out I learned the coppersmith trade in the ship yard and worked there for 30 years. No jobs like that anymore. They should bring back the vocational schools so kids can learn a trade. PS. My Granddad and my father were coppersmiths. View attachment 283275 My Dad at work.
Back to the topic, glad they found him, far too many times families are left to wonder what happened to their loved one(s). I saw it more times than I care to remember.