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The longevity of our ironwork will ensure that this bench will still be around when the tree finally grows into it!
The longevity of our ironwork will ensure that this bench will still be around when the tree finally grows into it!
This tree bench was produced in two semi-circular sections. The quality of our workmanship and our customary attention to detail ensured that the two sections fitted together perfectly when they were assembled on site. Quite a relief as the customer was watching!
 
This bench illustrated how we will use modern metalworking methods and techniques to complement our traditional blackmsithing skills wherever appropriate. The upright sections of the bench were entirely hot forged, and each of the semi-circular horizontal rails was bent to its exact radius using a traditional bending machine - which is in effect a large wringer! Each of the horizontal rails was then electrically welded in place, and the weld ground back flush to achieve the desired finish - and to avoid the dreaded tell-tale 'chewing gum' weld!