One of the tools we can use when we are figuring out the prototypes for a detail is Clay. Its tough enough to actually forge at the anvil if you want. Craig through a wrench in my plans and wants a round taper with a slit and drift 1"1/4" hole where the post comes up. 20min later I had the piece made in Clay. Unravel it and I have what I need to forge prior to the final shape. #blacksmith #handmade #tip

Colorado Artist Blacksmith - Dragon Forge LTD