Make your own tools
You will make a scroll wrench.

Smiths need to have several of these of varying widths. They are used to bend metal in a controlled way sometimes together with the anvil fork.

Scroll wrenches are used in the process of making scrolls with another tool, a spiral-shaped former called a scroll iron. When a scroll is being pulled around the scroll iron, it occasionally pulls away from its intended shape. The scroll wrench can be used to pull the hot metal to the former. It can also be used to hold the scroll to the iron if the scroll has been pulled too far and has to be unwound. Scroll wrenches are also used in pairs to manipulate the slight curve between the scroll's ends.

For general bending or straightening, the wrenches are an invaluable part of the smith's equipment.

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