Decorative Metal Work Techniques From The Early 1900s
Today's Metal Craft workers should truly appreciate the
artistic skills & techniques used exclusively by the highly
skilled metal artisans from almost one hundred years ago.
Decorative metalworking is undergoing a new renaissance as
more & more people become involved in hobby metal craft. The
skilful use of simple metal craft hand tools, allows the worker
to create fine metal work items.
The casual onlooker of the magnificent ornamental metalwork's
found on many historic public buildings in the USA, United
Kingdom, Canada & many other countries, would hardly realize
the many painstaking weeks or months of work involved in creating
these elaborate metal works.
Every day, thousands of people walk straight past the
beautifully crafted iron work, & decorative iron arches in
public buildings & gardens, and not give them a second
But the new age metal-craft worker of today would stop and
admire & appreciate the design & craftsmanship skills
required to create these superb handmade iron & metal-works
of yesteryear. It is a learning experience.
Examples of old bent iron design work can also be used as
inspiration for ideas to incorporate into new items made for
today's lifestyle which any skilled metal worker of today could
reproduce, things such as: garden structures, outdoor garden
furniture, household utensils, or high quality items could be
produced to sell to customers who are willing to pay the price
for custom made iron & metalwork items.
But first, the metal craft worker needs to re-learn the
special old time metal working skills used create these beautiful
Most of this knowledge has been preserved for anyone who wants
to become involved in artistic metal work. An ebook has just been
republished which explains in full, the correct way to go about
designing genuine reproduction bent ironwork, this ebook will
show the novice or advanced metal worker the design concepts, and
how to transfer drawings into real life full size objects.
Ironworkers over a century ago did not have arc welders to
join their creations together, instead, they used special methods
to bind the intricate metal work together, many of which are
still in good repair today, even after one hundred years, such
was their skill.
Metal work skills also combined the art of chemical etching of
intricate designs onto copper and brass, & special methods of
coloring or creating patinas on all kinds of metals for
different unique effects.
Sheet metal cross strips and borders were also used for
outdoor garden tables and chairs, this exacting skill is
explained and described in detail so that the home hobby metal
worker can reproduce them.
The special skills explained in the ebook will enable the
artistic metal worker to recreate ornamental iron works just like
the metal craft masters did over a century ago.
To read the complete story on this intriguing art of
decorative metal craft, visit the web site now - http://myhomefoundry.com/metalwork.html
The Home Foundry Australia
Publishers of ebooks for the Hobby Metal Worker
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