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Blog entry by apprentice posted 01-28-2013 11:25 PM 1681 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sorry for the disappearance of the post earlier, here it is again with some better pictures, hand rolled PB 102 grade bronze garden tools made for the wife’s 28th anniversary present. The handles are made from Apple wood.

-- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcyhgsGA6mY&feature=player_embedded



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Alexandre

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#1 posted 01-28-2013 11:30 PM

Now.. Thats AWESOME!
Just remind her not to pry rocks with those beauties :)

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#2 posted 01-28-2013 11:48 PM

Believe it or not they can do that, I made some trowels last year from plain old copper plate, shaped them and then planished them to work harden the metal and they too stoop up, no missing points, the bronze versions are even tougher still, the shape is the secret.

Here is a couple of last years copper bladers.

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still intact.

-- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcyhgsGA6mY&feature=player_embedded

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#3 posted 01-29-2013 09:57 AM

They look great and will go well on any (my?) allotment! Is the bronze easy to source?
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#4 posted 01-29-2013 10:23 AM

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#5 posted 01-29-2013 12:26 PM

Thanks Dave. Are they willing to take small orders?
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#6 posted 01-29-2013 02:18 PM

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#7 posted 01-29-2013 03:09 PM

Dave,
Many thanks. Very comprehensive catalogue. I have used this source with good results http://www.mallardmetals.co.uk/
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#8 posted 01-29-2013 05:09 PM

amazing looking tools

-- Joel

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#9 posted 01-29-2013 06:44 PM

Wow beautiful tools Apprenctice, Great work!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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