Knowledge Base > Drawing

Drawing elongates the metal by decreasing one or even both of the dimensions. If the depth is reduced or the width narrowed,
that particular metal is compressed or even prolonged respectively. For example: a smith creating a chisel may flatten the steel’s square bar, lengthen the metal in his own style and decreases the level by maintaining both thickness and width at the same time.

Drawing of metal doesn’t end up at this particular concept of stretching, lengthening or straightening but there is lot more.
A taper may result into making of wedge or a woodworking chisel edge. Drawing by blacksmiths is carried out with a number of tools and methods whereas the standard method is using hammer, anvil and forge. As hammering about the anvil horn or hammering about the anvil face while using cross peen hammer.

Another way of drawing is by using a method called the fullering and it can be done with the help of various tools. Fullering includes hammering a number of indentations along with corresponding side rails. The effect of this method will appear somewhat such as waves across the surface of the object. This also causes the metal to develop in length considerably faster than simply hammering using the flat face of the hammer.