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Blog entry by apprentice posted 442 days ago 1444 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 442 days ago

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

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#2 posted 442 days ago

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 442 days ago

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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#5 posted 442 days ago

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

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

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#7 posted 442 days ago

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 442 days ago

amazing looking tools

-- Joel

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#9 posted 442 days ago

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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