The chance to work with such heavy gauge wrought iron and to do some of the forge weld techniques, i.e. T joints , was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up.
The T welds needed the use of two fires and two blacksmiths, each of the blacksmiths to bring the individual pieces up to fire weld heat before they were driven together. The radiating heat from the complete joint was something that I had not experienced before in my time as a blacksmith.
The hinges were riveted to the oak doors in the carpenters’ workshop with the final few riveted on site at Hampton Court when the doors were hung.