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cut out hinges.

Cut out hinges came in to fashion around 1300 Ad, this technique uses sheet iron on which the required pattern is drawn and then cut out using a variety of shaped chisels and punches while the metal was hot, the … 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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Working with other craftsmen.

Working with other craftsmen is a very interesting and engaging experience, learning new skills and ideas and different perspectives , one has to keep an open mind, everyone has there own way of working to get to the end result. … Continue reading

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Patina

The painting of exterior ironwork, always, from my perspective seems to spoil the effect of the forged metal and masks the texture of the iron too, we go to great pains to design and execute a unique piece of work, … Continue reading

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Blacksmith made standard lamp.

It is important when designing a standard lamp to take into consideration of how to conceal the wiring, nothing looks more awkward than a nicely handforged lamp , light or chandelier to then have electric cable visible on the job … Continue reading

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Pierced ornament.

In the fifteenth century a new fashion emerged requiring new techniques, no longer were scrollwork and plant forms designed and executed, the inspiration was now wood and stone carvings. Forged elements were attached to sawn, chiseled and filed sheet iron, … Continue reading

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Geometric door hinges.

Until about the year 1250 the majority of door hinges were the c hinge and strap design , we then begin to see the norman influence appear with the use of geometric motifs and wovern interlocking circles, one of the … Continue reading

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Ancient Horseshoe to Iron spoon.

Whilst metal detecting one tends to find lots of iron, mainly in the form of horse and ox shoes,and also lots of broken shoes, like the example above, this style of shoe can be dated to the fourteenth century and … Continue reading

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