wrought iron

Hello to all

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Hello,

I am new at this site so bear with me while I get to know you all. I am a sales representative for a corporation in NOrthorn Wisconsin who is a supplier of wrought iron and reclaimed wood from old grain elevators. I am just getting into the metal wroking as a hobbist as well as a retailer/wholesaler of wrought iron metal. I look forward to my time here.


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Building a propane forge at home

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I'm about to start a project building a propane metal forge. This is the latest in a flurry of activity brought on by tragedy. I recently lost a very good friend at work when he unexpectedly passed away. This left a coveted opening on day shift that I was able to move to. This change in working hours has had an unexpected effect on me after working night shift for 14 years: I have energy again. My wife just thinks I've gone crazy. Maybe it's because I build a spud gun last week, I dunno.


Meganaura Gate

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Meganaura Gate

This one was made a couple years ago.

I submit it as a more funky change of pace from previous postings.

-Pezzi


Carol's Candlesticks

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Carol's Candlesticks

This is a set of candlesticks that my sister and I made Friday. Vine stock and leaves are from King. They have a heat patina and gloss lacquer finish. The cups were forged from 3/4" iron pipe. A good


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.


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