Okay, so you’ve come up with your uber-cool design for that Victorian iron gate you’re wife wants or maybe it’s a decorative window grate for your study or workshop. Either way, you’ll need to think about the mechanics of going from the design on paper to the product in the forge.
The following videos provided thanks to Mark Aspery of (www.markaspery.net/
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