Not too many people have a complete forge in their workshop, but Joshua De Lisle does, and he's been putting it to good use. In a series of , Lisle forges, hammers, welds, and shapes steel into two beautiful bookends with gorgeous stags, their heads lowered and braced for a collision.
Lisle starts by texturing the sheet metal he'll use for the flat surfaces of the bookends, and then bends them into shape and welds them for support. Then he fires up a to forge large pieces of steel into sizes and shapes more manageable for the stags. After shaping the head and antler components, he makes the body pieces and the intricate feet.
In this final video, you can see Lisle finish assembling the stags, shape the antlers, and pull everything together for the final creation.
The finished bookends would be perfect for the shelves at Storm's End. They probably look great on Lisle's mantel, too.