Fine Hammered Iron Work

1895 Scientific American  
SEPTEMBER 21, 18<)5.) J citutific �tUtricau. FINE HAlIrIlIrIERED IRON WORK. down for the stem (Fig. 27) . serrating the edges with a The ability to wield a hammer well, whether it be file (Fig. 28) , giving them a dishing. twisted, natural only to shape a horse8hot' or effect a difficult forging, contour. Weld two of them together (Fig. 29 ). and comes only by long practict'. That a full blown rose, per-weld the end to the stem (Fig. 30) . As many leaves may fect in its form aud detail, may be
more » ... orged with an ordi-be welded (using only a small fire to accomplish this nary hlacksmith's outfit. lileeUiS impossible. Yet the delicate operation) to the stem as will appear natural engraving on our first page represents a rose forged and graceful. In Fig. 31 are shown the rough bark from a round piece of iron, without rivets or scrt'ws, producing tool, a serrated-headed hammer and block. and we will try and make it clear to the skil led work-By placing the stems in the block and striking with man how he may do similar work. the hammt'r, turning the work in all directions, a good A piece of iron. n� inches in diameter, of t.he tough-imitation of bark is the re8ult. An iron scratch brush e::t class of Swedi"h iron, is first drawn down on one (Fig. 32) remO\'e:; scale and gives a softening effect.
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