Here is how at low cost you can do a beautiful thing. What we need: skillful hands, a hammer, an anvil, a furnace and a couple of iron pieces.
This master class is accessible even for a beginner.
We gonna make a beautiful candlestick in the shape of a leaf and a flower. We have to cut off a workpiece and turn it.
The workpiece is heated and put between two moulds (one is salient, another one is hollow) and hammered under the press.
Then a stem is to be welded on to it.
While it’s red-hot we need to make a needed shape.
The flower is forged out of a crow … or a big blank. With help of two round hones we make it thinner some centimetres from the end of the stem.
Making a thin stem for the flower
The remaining thick part on the end is formed into an oval.
We should get such a “Chupa Chups”
A powerful air press may forge the metal to a plate 2 mm thick. We need even thinner. We put the workpiece in the furnace and go back to the leaf.
Let this part of the operation be called “Taming a dragon”.
The stem is heated, clutched and twisted.
Trying hard to make a good shape.
Bend, stretch, hammer…
The result, let it cool down
The workpiece of the flower is flattened, it must be a bit thicker than 1 mm.
A pencil-like pistil is welded on
Carefully roll it up
It’s important not to flatten it, cause it is fixed hard
The most difficult part is over. Making a plate for wax. It will be fixed on the dragon’s tail.
Joining the elements
Some corrections, a bit of welding
Almost ready candlestick
Making final shape
Final gloss. Working with a grinder or a special brush.
Painting and priming
Yury applies green, gold, silver layers with patina at the final stage.