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Hand Forging by Thomas F. Googerty

HAND, FORGING, formed, octagonal, shape, hammering, corners, cube, sinking, depressions, metal, chisel, short bevel, rounded, face, Working Up a Ball, andirons, shovel, poker, twist
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102 HAND - FORGING may be formed into an octagonal shape by hammering on the corners, as shown at B, working the cube into a number of flat parts that give it interest. It may be further enriched by sinking depressions in the sides as shown at C. This is done while the metal is hot, with a chisel ground with a short bevel and rounded across the face, as shown at D. The head, if large, will make an ap- Fig. 59. Working Up a Ball propriate top for andirons, and if small may be used at the end of a shovel or poker. It may be further enriched by introducing the twist in connection with it, as shown at E.

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