Calyx forms for Edgar Brandt Gate Restoration

In August of last year, I stopped to see a potential client in Ohio about a gate restoration. The client, a fabricating firm, was needing someone to reproduce 12 different forms, i.e. calyx/husk forms, acanthus leaves, rosettes, and more, using the process of French Repoussé. There are two identical driveway

Repoussé IV “Drills and Drilling”

Note:This is a continuation of notes compiled by the late repoussé artisan, Nahum Hersom. The text is printed verbatim, unless indicated by parenthesis and /or initials “D.N.”. The processes listed here are not necessarily endorsed by me, or Bighorn Forge, Inc. They are being published so that the writings of

Norse Style Axe by Tom Latané, Pepin, WI

My friend Tom Latané of Pepin, WI, recently completed the above Norse style axe. Tom and his wife, Catherine (Kitty), visited Norway last year. While there, Tom inspected some locally made axes, and used the axes pictured below as models for his axe. Havard Bergland was the host of the

Repoussé II: “Sheet Metal Punches”

With repoussé artist Nahum Hersom’s passing a few months ago, I decided to share some of his writings with others that might be interested. This is the second installment. Note: Words in parenthesis are added, or rephrased for better understanding. Sheet Metal Punches for Holes Holes can be punched through

Return to Lynden Bronze Rail

I just wanted to show you folks how the patina on a bronze railing is coming along. I installed this last year at “Lynden Sculpture Garden” in Milwaukee, WI. Above is how it looks today, below is the way it looked after installing the last panel in August of 2010.

Aislinn Lewis Completes Internship at Bighorn Forge

Aislinn Lewis, from Virginia, and a student at the “American College of the Building Arts“ (ACBA) in Charleston, SC, recently completed six weeks of training here at Bighorn Forge. In 2009, Bighorn Forge began accepting student-interns from the ACBA to learn more about forging, as well as the business of