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Hand Forging by Thomas F. Googerty

EMBOSSED WORK, p.153, dish, metal, hemispherical, Fig. 99, Cast-iron Block, Raised Forms, Fig. 99, countersunk, raise, raising, hammer, Fig. 100,  Hammer
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EMBOSSED WORK p.153 dish. If the operation is continued the metal will become hemispherical in form. The metal used should be soft steel from 1/16 to 3/16 in. thick. Fig. 99. Cast-iron Block Used in Making Raised Forms Fig. 99 shows a block of cast iron which has a hole through it countersunk at the top. This may be used to raise the form on. The method of raising a form is to heat the sheet and hammer it over the hole in the iron block, starting by hammering around the edge with a series of blows until Fig. 100. Hammer Used in Raising

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