Tricks of the Trade

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Learn this quick and easy way to make rivets using the Orion pulse arc welder. Get a nice even ball with very little texture!

Look no further if you need to make a bail that is functional, good looking, and easy to produce.  A great way to finish your pendant in just 7 simple steps.    

After a forged form is curved, you can widen the form by using a wide raising hammer. Using a curved stake will also work. The heavier the stake, the faster the metal will move.