Water leaf rail with some tooling.
I love coming up with new ways to use old tools! Just your basic hand held 2hp belt grinder…
Progress on 3 ton stainless steel sculpture
Sometimes you just gotta bust out a bunch… I forged 200 1-1/4” square pickets down to 3/4” octagonal on the end and out to 36” in length. One heat each under the 500lb. Bradley. The Enerpac hydraulic bender was used to get them all nice and straight.
Squash test 6” of 2” square under a 500lb. mechanical hammer
Gothic Lantern 10”h 7-1/2”w
Forged Iron, brass fixture and seeded glass
Tong Tutorial (description of process under each photo)
Making tongs can require much energy spent drawing out and shaping if you don’t own a power hammer. Here is a technique using a slit and drift to form the boss and end. This method allows the boss to retain the mass needed to ensure a strong set of tongs.
Finally got me some helpers…
Forged Iron Memorial Gate, 8’H x 6’W x 2”D
Forged Bronze WIndow Grill, 10”H x 6”W x 1”D