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.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

You can't see in the daylight, but the area to be bent has been heated to cherry red (13-1400F) with an oxy/propane torch. It's remarkable how flexible it gets, even as it loses the color- at 900F it still bends nicely once it's been heated.