Forging on a rainy day… 1/4″x1″ mild steel, spreading to gain width I want about 1 1/4″ wide and about 3/16″ thick for the hinge joint A tapered drift pin, forged from spring steel, draw filled smooth and oiled. About 1/4″ Rolling the hinge barrel Drift pin to open up the hinge to desired size Tightening up the barrel on a piece of 1/4″ round that will be the pin size Forging the penny ends, using the anvil edge as a fuller I like to straighten up everything before going back to the fire. Taking off the corners, then rounding For the stag horn side, Im first spreading out and forming the right size from what I have… Much easier to just start with 1 1/4″x 3/16″ material Flattening and smoothing out the peining marks Tapering one side, I want about a 5″ long taper down to 3/8″ at the tip Cutting off the piece with a hot chisel A short taper to the end really helps start the barrel rolling! Careful, these drifts get hot! Spreading out the face with a small round face hammer A soft plate under the work protects the anvil and chisel Keep your chisel cool! Use whatever you have to get the horns bent out and down. Have not installed my leg vise in the Smithy! Just hack and file them till they fit together somewhat. Center punching for drill hole placement Keep some oil on your bit! Now we can stop the snow blowing in!