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Hand Forging by Thomas F. Googerty

EMBOSSED WORK, p.141, petal, hammered, forming, iron, Fig. 89, Essentials, Acanthus, Leaf, bulb, drawing
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EMBOSSED WORK p.141 Each petal is hammered; then the center is heated and hammered on the inside, bringing the points up. The work is allowed to cool and then trued by forming it over the end of a round bar of iron Fig. 89. Essentials of an Acanthus Leaf which has previously been rounded at the end to conform with the shape of the bulb. When this is done the points are bent over as shown in the drawing.

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