|Project by bobasaurus||posted 07-13-2016 04:59 AM||2161 views||10 times favorited||26 comments|
Continuing my attempts at blacksmithing, I hand forged this socket chisel/slick from a bicycle chain welded to an O1 steel backer. Heat treated it myself in the forge and my kitchen oven. The handle is redheart, finished with shellac and wax.
This project was inspired by the Peter Ross DVD “Blacksmithing for Woodworkers: Forging a Socket Chisel”.
Here was what I started with:
Heating it up:
Forge welding and making the basic chisel shape:
As-forged, before grinding:
-- Allen, Colorado