Making a samovar began with the selection of material. At first samovar made of red (pure) and green copper, nickel silver, and later began to use cheaper alloys such as brass. Known samovars of gold and silver. On a sheet of copper was carried out with an awl or a special hook, if scratched line was yellow and continuous, so there was a large copper cylinder. If the yellow broken line (this is indicated by an admixture of copper oxide), from a sheet of flame tube or doing small parts, which subsequently sharpened and polished. Lined sheets of copper cut to measure, lay down in the cylinder, on the edges of which cut teeth, connecting the edges, and tightly pressed against the hammer on Kobylin. Then solder it in the furnace. Irregularities in the sealed seams opilivali and again to hammer prokovyvali Kobylin.
Then housing re-annealed and slowly cooled. One of the major operations were aiming, which required several steps, each time followed by annealing in a furnace. Quite often it was repeated twelve to fourteen times. Aim samovar in the middle. After finishing bottom of the set about a tip top. Place spikes body with the neck in a circular prokovyvali Kobylin navodilnym hammer.
Neck and internal pitchers (flue) suggests the same. Then soldered to the neck of the corps, suggested finally, carefully forged – tyahtali tyahtalnym special hammer. The upper edge of the housing wall soldered copper cast hoop and sharpening the samovar and the cervix. Inner flue pipe was of two parts tightly converged. Cohesive of the tube a few times it struck, and pickle acid ludili. Busy and time-consuming process of making samovars explains why in museum collections, these products start – the first half of the XIX century, represented by a small number of instances: at this time they have done relatively little, they were for the owners of significant value, passed on, used in family is not one generation, so often they have faded away margin and they simply have not survived. In one month masters make ten simple and four or five figured samovar that cost is not cheap: from six to ten rubles apiece.