Jason has been working on a handrail this week. Each upright has barley twists in the design so he was carefully heating and twisting the bars on his bench to achieve a uniform number of turns in each length. Here are some pics of him in action.
Jason localising the heat on the bar using an oxypropane torch
Heating the bar with an oxypropane torch
Using a twisting bar at the end of the heat
Putting the barley twists into the heated bar
Quenching areas to ensure a uniform twist
Surface oxidising scale on the barley twists
Jason checking for twists and straightness