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2. metal forgeThis is the furnace to heat the metal to be manipulated. thedanger elements of this station are the heat, use of fire and gas. key things to make sure areaddressed are the gas flow, airflow and electrics and extraction of fumes. 3. twisting the metal metal forging is a very physical discipline as well as timesensitive of material. more then just a cliche you must hit the iron when it is hot or yourresults will be unfavourable. 4. physics of the processyou will find you will be working in various planes of play. in this process not only was itnecessary to twist the metal butalso pull in a synchronousmanner. if the metal did bend ina manor not intendedcorrections must be madequickly. 5. protective gearthe use of the protective gear isessential in the metal forging process. even with the protective gear the heat didtransfer through the gloves andthe potential to burning ones skin was a constant risk whichneeded to be monitored. 6. final piece. the induction process wasfocused around producing ametal welsh love spoon. 7. the ladlebeing the first time working withforming metal with a hammerthere were some mistakes made. one was the distortion of the rim of the ladle. this was to be corrected on the metal grinderat a later time. Induction hasbeen given to achieve thisthough. 8. the shapeI was actually quite chuffed overthe final bit. mine was the best.I believe this was due to not being afraid of hitting the metal with a force that was needed. 9. final outcome ofinduction This induction has brought a better understanding of thevarious kinetic elements needed to form metal. the processgave a good insight to what may happen within a kiln byobserving the fluidity of the metal when heated. It washypothesised as being similar to what happens to glazeswhen heated. 10. further exploration anduses of metal forging in further projects there is a desire to work larger andutilising ceramic as adornment or as embellishments.there will need to be a structure which will also lend anaesthetic quality to the final instilation. in a pure utilitarian aspect, it was concidered to combinedthe metal forging with the ceramic to create a entry gateto a front drive of ones home.