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A bit of forging and turning

Discussion in 'DIY and Traditional crafts' started by Muddypaws, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. Muddypaws

    Muddypaws Full Member

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    A roughly forged letter opener that I made as a present for a relative.

    [​IMG]Letter opener by Alan Muddypaws, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Letter opener by Alan Muddypaws, on Flickr

    The blade was forged (well heated up and roughly bashed) from a silver steel rod, using a simple fire cement lined can gas forge. My efforts to make a charcoal forge were not very successful, so for now I will stick to my gas forge.

    The handle is turned from walnut, with brass and antler fittings.

    Thanks for looking.
     
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  2. Dreadhead

    Dreadhead Maker Plus

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    Very nice I like that

    Sent from my HTC One M9 using Tapatalk
     
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  3. Broch

    Broch Full Member

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    Very nice; anyone would be thrilled to receive that as a present!
     
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  4. crosslandkelly

    crosslandkelly A somewhat settled

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    That looks lovely, nice job.
     
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    Wayne BCUK Welfare Officer
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    I like it. Nice and simple.
     
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    Looks good. Someone will be happy to get that
     
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  7. Janne

    Janne Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Very nice, makes you really want to receive a letter!
     
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    Very classy! I like it....
     
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    Mesquite Anyone for sailing?

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  10. Muddypaws

    Muddypaws Full Member

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    Thanks for all the positive comments!

    Here is a quick sheath that I made, from some leather offcuts, just to protect the edge, and make for a more complete package.

    [​IMG]Sheath by Alan Muddypaws, on Flickr
     

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