Yes. Machine shops have drills and lathes which make holes and do shaping and grinding but smiths actually shape the metal. One of my old friends learned the trade in Scotland and worked here in Fort Worth making parts for aircraft landing gear. He made me two wedges for splitting wood which are as sharp as the day he gave them to me 40 years ago! Too bad he retired and moved back to Scotland. He knew metal!
Limitations are important, especially when drinking.
So are definitely determined so my advice is to move slowly with it. And have you tried a decent heat gun to heat the metal versus a torch? I dont know if thats a silly suggestion or not. I just know those suckers get mighty toasty!