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How to forge cups/saucers for chandelier

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Does anyone have any tips on how to forge cups or saucers to hold candles on a chandelier?  I dont have any specialized tools, so a way to do with with just a forge, anvil,  a variety of hammers (ball, straight peen, etc), and a post vice would be much appreciated.  What kind of stock is best to start out with?  I've been trying to figure this one out for a couple weeks now and im at a loss.  any tips would be much appreciated!  


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You can dish into the top of a stump, it works well. For the portion that holds the candle, making them out of pipe is pretty easy, you'll just have to make a spring fuller to neck it down, then flare the rim of the cup on the horn. The Backyard Blacksmith book has a great how-to on that method.

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