ElementFe is my trade name for the Guemes Island blacksmith shop; designing, forging, and building handcrafted forged steel and iron furniture, gates, railings, candlesticks, spoons, kitchenware and all manner of repair and fabrication.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Prototyping for chairs to match the patio tables in the last post.
Here the legs are upset- blacksmith talk for heated and smashed to thicken the cross section. The bar loses about 2" during this process.
The seat is a new design, to use mesh for outdoor furniture and have a somewhat more rounded rim.
Here also is a semi-formed chair, a little smaller than the finished ones will be, just so I can get a look at how it's coming along.