Blacksmith uses a hardened steel file to hand forge a wood gouge for carving. Olek Lejbzon & Co. shop made propane furnace is used to heat the steel, and hammer on an anvil to create the curved profile requested by our wood sculptor. Various templates are used with the anvil, called hardies, to assist the shaping of the metal. Following the forging of the steel, annealing and tempering is required in a Heat Treatment Furnace to prevent brittleness and to develop the proper hardness for the steel.
You can see Olek’s wood sculptor at work carving wood on our other videos, or at our website, http://oleklejbzon.com/Sculpture_design_fabrication.htm . Olek Lejbzon & Co, has been restoring furniture and ornamental metalwork for the NY metro area and beyond since 1950, and has been awarded “Best of NY” status by New York magazine.
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