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!

"We all do better when we all do better."
       - Paul Wellstone, US Senator from Minnesota (1944-2002)

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