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Hand Forging by Thomas F. Googerty

p.112	HAND-FORGING

In forming these scrolls the stock should not be heated too hot. A red heat is about right. In hammering, the piece held in the hand should be moved up and down while it is struck with the

Fig. 68.   Forming the Body of a Scroll

hammer, in order to roll it into shape at the proper place. The straighter curves may be formed cold with the monkey wrench and bending-fork. The work should be tried on the drawing as it is being formed.
After the scrolls are formed in the manner described above, if there should be any parts that need a little rectifying, it may be done on the horn of the anvil by striking the piece with the hammer at the proper place, or, if the scroll is a closely coiled one, it may be rectified by hammering it on a small horn that fits the square hole in the anvil, as in Fig. 66.
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p.112 HAND-FORGING In forming these scrolls the stock should not be heated too hot. A red heat is about right. In hammering, the piece held in the hand should be moved up and down while it is struck with the Fig. 68. Forming the Body of a Scroll hammer, in order to roll it into shape at the proper place. The straighter curves may be formed cold with the monkey wrench and bending-fork. The work should be tried on the drawing as it is being formed. After the scrolls are formed in the manner described above, if there should be any parts that need a little rectifying, it may be done on the horn of the anvil by striking the piece with the hammer at the proper place, or, if the scroll is a closely coiled one, it may be rectified by hammering it on a small horn that fits the square hole in the anvil, as in Fig. 66.

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