|Project by bobasaurus||posted 05-09-2016 05:24 PM||722 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
I made this dandelion digger for a Mother’s Day gift, including forging the steel myself. The handle is walnut with a brass ferrule, finished with shellac and wax. The steel is O1 drill rod that I hardened and tempered to just below a spring so it wouldn’t snap when prying. I tried it out today and it seems to work well.
I’ve been trying to learn blacksmithing recently to make things like this. I also made a drift (for forming hammer eyes) and touchmark (for hammering my logo into hot steel):
Here is my driveway forging setup:
It is very fun, but tiring to hammer.
-- Allen, Colorado