I needed a stand for my anvil. I had just taken apart my workbench with all the 2×6 material and decided to use that. After cutting all the pieces to 23” I screwed 6 sets side by side using pocket holes. After I had all those done I screwed them all together in a laminate design. I flipped these back and forth to add strength so the pocket holes were not all on one side. Check out the video and subscribe.
New design of holdfast uses less material….and I think it just looks better. Do any of you have a specific design you like? Click here for YouTube channel and to subscribe!
Crooked and hook knifesfrom steel to tool II (part two). Last blog ended with the crooked blade in the forge, so we better start here by getting it out. But first I heated the oil that will be used for quenching the blades, just up to a little over room temperature. Simply by dipping a red hot piece of iron into it a couple of times. Taking of happy, this was a happy way to start the day.Filiz brought croissants and just baked sour dough bread and put fresh strawberries on top....
Crooked and hook knifesfrom steel to tool (Part one). To get a forge was a wish of being able to make tools when I needed them, tools I would love to try and use or that I could not get.So first project was to make me a crooked knife and a medium sized hook knife, that is what this is about.The hook knife just for the joy and to have a medium size after making the small version on the blacksmith class I took. This knife will join me on the Turkey travels in the future.The crooked knife ...
Small spoon knifemaking the handle Simple handle for a small spoon knife.Some tools are both beautiful and functional when kept rough in finish.This spoon knife will have a sideways twist when in use so a strong hold will be useful so my hand will not get tired, also I thought the blade and the handle should have the same grade of finish, so I decided to use some beautiful wood, but to keep it simple and rough. Hand forged blade, welded on to a rod. Made it since I needed a small rad...
Swan neck bowl gougemaking the handle In this part I will give the swan neck bowl gouge I made a handle so it can be brought to use. This blog is dedicated to my friend Madts who send me some beautiful Mesquite wood that I used a bit of for this handle, while smoking on one of his late fathers pibes (more about this in a later post). Thank you Madts. I bought an old tractor rage tooth (app 70 cm total) and from a piece of this I made a go on a Swan neck bowl gouge. The steel are a re...
Blacksmith coal forging classs and the tools I made there. #1: Two days intensive class on Fyn, Denmark.
Two days intensive classon Fyn, DenmarkThree weeks ago I participated in a two days intensive knife forging class on Fyn, Denmark, with my good friend Flemming who is an artist (painter), but also a tool nerd like my self.It was blacksmithing by a coal fired forge and then the technique of shaping, hardening and tempering the blades.Jørgen are a wonderful teacher, he throws you into the fire, no time to ask questions or feel doubt, just do it and so we did.(I took a class there in 2007, learn...
Making decorations is fun. Woodworking, welding, and smithing are also fun. This time I combine them all and create a decorative sled. This is a very simple project that will get plenty of years use. Check the video out, leave comments, and make sure to like and subscribe! Click here for video. Also, does anyone know where the old embed code went to? I can no longer see it on YouTube to embed the video here.
My friend Dr. Bruce Dembling recently invited me to his small blacksmith shop in Charlottesville, Virginia. In the above video you’ll see how he repaired several problems on my old antique woodworking chisels. These blacksmith chisel repairs included: 1. Fusing a broken chisel blade: 2. Removing the “mushroom” from a socket chisel: 3. Cutting off the end of an irreparable chisel fracture: This video isn’t meant to be a full tutorial of blacksmith work, but an...
I needed a new way to create a blower for my black smithing forge. I used a shop vac motor and create a box for it to make a blower effect. Check out the video HERE Make sure to Subscribe for my most recent videos!
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