Forged Flat Bar Rose

Examples of Forged Roses
rose made by me Olson Ironworks

Forging a Rose from a Single Bar

For sometime I've been searching for instructions on how to forge a rose from a single flat bar. I knew it had been done, but not how to do it. Eureka!!! I finally found it, after numerous Google searches, on the website for Northwest Blacksmith's Association (guess I need to renew my membership that I'd previously let lapse). I found the article, a beautiful PDF format article complete with color photos on their site. It was written by Steve McGrew of Incadescent Ironworks and the real surprise was that it was based on a class by Gordon Williams, one of my first blacksmithing teachers.

    Gee Mom, look what else I've found!

"Many years ago when I was imprisoned in North Vietnam, there was an attempt to rescue the POWs, unfortunately, the prison had been evacuated. But the brave men who took on that mission and risked their lives in an effort to rescue us prisoners of war were genuine American heroes. Because the mission failed did not in any way diminish their courage and willingness to help their fellow Americans who were held captive. Mr. Spicer should know that story." - John McCain

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