What is happening is this photo is I am using the height gage on the right to hold the opening on the top of the teapot parallel to the table. The height gage on the left is being used to mark where I will attach the handle and spout.
Marking the center.
The handle will attach to this piece. I have super glued it on so I can make sure it's exactly where I want it and mark it.
It's still super glued together.
Here I have it set up to solder.
Here I am making the little aluminum piece that will go on the lid. The pliers are parallel locking pliers. They are great for holding small parts for filing.
This is the mostly finished piece.