Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Wrought Iron

I salvaged iron from some old piece of junk. The wood was rotting off the pieces and split off in my hand, the metal shows very little rust and is very gummy. These two clues lead to believe the iron is wrought, which is valuable as a resource because it is not made anymore and is useful for very specific purposes, such as prototype sculpture because it is so easy to move or to repair parts for old wells or plumbing, like jump brackets, as wrought iron can live for many years where most steel will rust out.

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  1. This process is based on hammering the work pieces into into the desired shape Forging