|Project by mafe||posted 04-18-2016 10:08 PM||2512 views||3 times favorited||18 comments|
workspace for blacksmithing
This post is from the blog: http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/83682
This will not be a blacksmithing blog series, but blacksmithing from a woodworkers perspective, a how I get started and the tricks I learn to make a woodworker able to forge his own tools and finish them up.
1. The anvil stand.
2. Gifts from a friend.
3. Roof batterns.
4. Fitting the anvil.
5. Leather strips.
6. That’s it.
After taking a blacksmithing class I realized there were no way back for me, I needed to have this possibility in my workshop, the ability to make, repurpose, restore tools for woodworking on my own, to forge the blade, then give it a handle or a body and finally make shaves with it, is for me the feeling of a full circle. Ohhh yes and then it is just another chance to learn new, to open new paths and get a wider perspective, so yes the child in me are fully alive and still endlessly curious.
Hope it can inspire others to make tools.
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.