Make your own tools
You will make an anvil fork.

This tool is fitted into the hardie-hole in the anvil and is used to bend metal in a controlled way. This gives great stability when manipulating hot metal into a bend. If a template of the required curve is placed on the anvil, the curve being made can be checked constantly for accuracy. It is usual to have several of these forks of different widths between the prongs, so that metals of varying thicknesses and widths can be bent.

For greater accuracy, and for tighter curves in thicker metal, scroll wrenches can be used in conjunction with the fork. Sometimes, it is difficult to get the metal to bend exactly where you want it to, for example, when the width varies. The anvil fork and scroll wrench make the metal bend at the exact point you require.

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