Report from the February Meet at Dick Gambinos in Garwood, NJ
The demonstration on February 3rd at Dick Gambino's was done by Richard Wansor. Rich started at a sculpture major and developed an interest in ironwork which led to working in living history museums and in decorative iron shops.
Rich demonstrated making a decorative piece that could become a table leg or other support piece. He started talking about how an idea from a particular shape could lead to
a new design or technique. He started by punching a hole and expanding it out by drifting. He then cut down the hole from the end opening it up creating two shouldered turns above a U shaped opening.
Later he finished the demonstration by welding tool steel to Wrought iron in forging a knife blade.