Category Archives: Recent Works

Medieval ironwork techniques.

This grille was made by repeating a process over and over and then joining all the elements together to make a pattern called quadtrafoil. The image above shows the process where each bar was joggled,punched,split,joggled and punched again to precise … Continue reading

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Kitchen handles

Handmade kitchens are a big investment, if the budget wont stretch to an oak crafted kitchen then one way to personalise your off the shelf units is to add some handforged handles to them.

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Ironwork for wheelwrights

Ive had the pleasure of making some ironwork for a beautifull unique baby carriage that is being restored by a wheelwright in somerset. This buggy dates from 1780 and the workmanship is very detailed and skillfully made, it is very … Continue reading

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Church work.

Churches are usually a good place to find handforged ironwork, the medieval ones can quite often have original hinges, door hardware and sometimes an oak chest covered with elaborate metalwork, some of the work is very inspiring and some not … Continue reading

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Typical rural blacksmiths work.

Years ago when the blacksmiths forge was the hub of the community a huge variety of work would have been brought to the door, there was horses to shoe, farm equipment to make and mend, tools to sharpen and replace … Continue reading

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Decorative handrails.

Handrails can quite often be dull and municipal looking, but with a little consideration and experimentation a handrail can become a feature to the architecture of the building and not just a safety rail. A well made set of stone … Continue reading

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Blacksmith made casement windows.

Blacksmith made casement windows can be found on tudor to mid Victoria buidings and where made of wrought iron, the windows where either a fixed casement, which consisted of an iron surround with the leaded glass tinned to the frame, … Continue reading

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Victorian style lamp restoration.

The main reason for this victorian style lamp restoration was the 1/4″ iron rods that were designed to strengthen the corners of the lamp cage its self, had ironically caused the demise of the lamp, the mixing of the ferrous … Continue reading

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REPLICA COINS

Below are 12 coins made for the queen elizabeth diamond jubilee wood project commissioned by the Woodland Trust. The coins are 8″ round and 1/4″ thick, they were made by forging away the background metal and leaving foreground metal standing … Continue reading

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Smoke Alarm Covers.

One of the problems people face when renovating a period property is finding genuine authentic ironwork, especially if they are looking for bespoke handforged blacksmithery, the majority of “off the shelf” metalwork is flimsy and soul less and has no … Continue reading

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