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Hand Forging by Thomas F. Googerty

p.136, HAND, FORGING, hammered, metal, relief, form, Fig. 85, Design, Modeled, Rosette, lead, anvil, hammer
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p.136 HAND - FORGING being hammered and force the metal into the depression, thereby raising that part in relief. After the form is raised as much as needed in this manner the work is allowed to cool. A' piece Fig. 85. Design for Modeled Rosette of lead about 6 in. long, cut from a pig, is now used as an anvil on which to hammer the metal. The metal when cold is hammered on the lead in order to work up more detail and to true the piece. Constant hammering on lead while the metal is cold makes it brittle, and as the work

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