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Issue 152 begins with flowers made from sch. 40 seamless pipe (about 1 O.D.). If the pipe has a seam, it will tend to split apart when drawing out the stem unless its done at a welding heat.

Whatever we create will evoke an emotion in people based on what they see. Our feature on visual energy, as it pertains to ironwork, explores proportion, movement, tension and containment as tools to direct visual energy in a piece.

Our finger pull example is very easy to make, but first you have to make a form out of bar stock. The feature takes you through making basic forms, then sinking the stock to make the hardware. It concludes with eight examples or "variations" of finger pulls.