Steps in rolling the eye of a hinge

Welcome Guest. Please Login or Register.
Apr 23rd, 2017, 03:02am

Traveling Forge Construction discussion
General Ironwork (Moderator: Artificer)
  Steps in rolling the eye of a hinge
« Previous Topic | Next Topic »
Pages: 1 
   Author  Topic: Steps in rolling the eye of a hinge  (Read 529 times)
Elite Member

member is offline

Member: Blacksmith Guild of Central Maryland, PABA, life member of BGOP

Homepage Email PM

Gender: Male
Posts: 64
Steps in rolling the eye of a hinge
« Thread started on: Nov 1st, 2006, 7:16pm »

Here are the basic steps in rolling the eye of a hinge.

Please note that if the end is tappered before it is rolled, and then forge welded, the result will be the tapered hinge in the Mordecai drawings. The taper was resultant from the nature of the materials used and the way forge-welding was done. 1) iron was much softer and often structurally flawed in 1860 requiring heaver constuction than modern materials require and 2) tapers are important in forge-welding to minimize the crack that may be formed by the forge-welding process.

If the taper is not important, then the eye can be rolled and electrically welded into place.
« Last Edit: Nov 1st, 2006, 7:16pm by UnicornForge » Logged

Author of the book, "Civil War Blacksmithing" which is now available for purchase from

member is offline

Homepage PM

Posts: 95
Re: Steps in rolling the eye of a hinge
« Reply #1 on: Nov 18th, 2006, 4:58pm »

Very good, I will have to try that.

Steve Talaga
Traveling Forge Builder
Blacksmith (Amateur)
Pages: 1 
« Previous Topic | Next Topic »

Monthly Ad-Free Plan!

$6.99 Gets 50,000 Ad-Free Pageviews!

This Board Hosted For FREE By SuddenLaunch
Get Your Own Free Message Board!