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Door Chime for Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin / Crank Handle

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Door Chime for Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin / Crank Handle

This is the crank handle which goes on the other side of the door mount. It makes the two little hammers (left side on overveiw pic) strike a brass bell and the steel coil in front of it alternatively.


Door Chime for Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin / Detail

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Door Chime for Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin / Detail

Showing some of the chisel and file work

Pezzi


Door Chime for Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin

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Door Chime for Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin

This is presently on display at the Metal Museum in Memphis for the "Iron 2010" show. It was a competitive juried show and I felt honored to get a piece accepted.

http://www.metalmuseum.org/iron2010.html


Twist Variants / Drawing

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Twist Variants / Drawing

This drawing was taken from Jerry Hoffman's Blacksmith Journal.

No.8 appeals to me most for the start of another diamond twist:

*I would flatten the four corners somewhat and then pound in wide chisel cuts on all the corners.


Diamond Twist Sample - I

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Diamond Twist Sample - I

This was forged from 3/4" square, with the "rope twist" dies on my power hammer.

* The rope twist is made first, and somewhat tighter than normal.

* Then it is run through the dies again to put a grooved line down the middle, on all four sides.


Grill Tools With Rope Twist Handles

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Grill Tools With Rope Twist Handles

GRILL TOOLS WITH ROPE TWIST HANDLES:

The hook tool (for fliping-not fully shown-foreground) and the spatula were forged from 3/4" sq. stock.

The tongs (in the middle) have reins made from 3/8" sq. stock.


Balcony Perimeter Handrail / Center Detail Brackets

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Balcony Perimeter Handrail / Center Detail Brackets

CENTER DETAIL BRACKETS:

These (so many of these little scroll ends!) nearly wiped out my fortitude.

-Pezzi


Balcony Perimeter Handrail / Bracket Detail

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Balcony Perimeter Handrail / Bracket Detail

BRACKET DETAIL:

Note the wood footings which I had to put under each bracket. The cap rail had to be dead on level... and so the footings were the only way I could make it so. Each footing is a custom thickness. It's amazing how much wood can sag after 180 years.


Balcony Perimeter Hand Rail

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Balcony Perimeter Hand Rail

BALCONY PERIMETER HANDRAIL:

This handrail was commissioned by one of the historic churches in Philadelphia. It is a bit over 60 ft. on the long sides and is 35 ft. on the short side. It was fully installed just before Christmas, 2009.


Benedictine Cross / Finial

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Benedictine Cross / Finial

Gerald and Rich,

Here's the pic of the fleur-de-lis detail:

The "bulb" parts started off as 7/8" sq. stock put under my power hammer. The bottom die on the hammer was made of two heavy sold round chunks, put side by side, so that when the 7/8" sq. was set in the die, on the diagonal, the forging makes for that deep ridge on the face. I found it best to just rough cut the bulb and stem out with my band saw and cold finish to shape.


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