What is this event about?
This webinar will help you identify and understand the various types of joining techniques found in historic ironwork, including:
- Different types of fire-weld
- Rivets: cold-set, hot-set and pneumatic
- Mortises, tenons and sockets
- Halving joints
- Collars: wrapped, screwed and fire-welded
- Nuts & bolts with a focus on threads
- Square-headed fixings from the period 1850s-1920s
- Appropriate use of replica fixings
By the end of the session, you should be able to appreciate what is involved in construction and how best to approach repair. The presentation will include case studies and short video clips demonstrating key techniques.
Who is it for?
The webinar is aimed mainly at general conservation professionals, for whom ironwork falls within their remit but is not a specialism. It will also be suitable for blacksmith students and metalworkers unfamiliar with historic material or keen to learn more.
Who is leading it?
Conservation blacksmith Rowan Taylor (left) completed the NHIG Bursary scheme in 2013 and has since established a strong reputation in conservation and restoration work, specialising in bridges and canal-side ironwork.