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Trying my hand at blacksmithing!

Discussion in 'DIY and Traditional crafts' started by Dreadhead, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. Eagleman

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    Inspirational stuff. They look great and functional too.
     
  2. bb07

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    Very impressive work considering you've only just started!
    Um, do you have wheels on your luggage?;)
     
  3. TinkyPete

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    Great work there Hamish, glad you are enjoying the journey
     
  4. Albus Culter

    Albus Culter Maker

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    Very nice work. Love the pot hooks especially and a very tidy buckle as that looks complicated to do.
     
  5. realearner

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    When you have talent, which you obviously do I believe you can do almost any craft and do it well.
    So carry on and show us more.
     
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    Wow Hamish they're exceptional, very nice work, an obvious talent there!
     
  7. Whittler Kev

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

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    OMG well and truly bitten :rofl::lmao::rofl:
     
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    Have you had any sparklers yet? I once spent ages fashioning a leaf on a poker handle only to leave it in the coals a little too long. When I pulled it out it was a firework. :(
     
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    I have been waiting for this thread .
    Well done mate , I knew that with your eye for detail and craftsmanship .
    You would be just as quality with a forge and hammer .
    How did you find the twists I've struggled so far but mine where deliberately tighter wound .
    Its good to see you enjoyed the time on the forge . goodjob
     
  10. greensurfingbear

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

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    Cracking stuff mate. Jealous as I'd love to give metal bashing a go. IMO you're a craftsman to keep an eye on


    Orric
     
  11. Dreadhead

    Dreadhead Bushcrafter through and through

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    Thanks for all the replies it means a lot :) well no more blacksmithing for a while as I'm now in Sweden
     
  12. Dreadhead

    Dreadhead Bushcrafter through and through

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    typing on a phone is not easy! to try and answer questions I made a few sparkles aye! I soon learned to be wary. The twists I found okay if I worked fast but they are hard! I made a third pot hook last night which has a cool twist in it I shall try and upload a picture if possible
     
  13. RonW

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    Where are you now?
     
  14. titanius anglesmith

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    Nice first knife, i also like the buckle. Oh hell its all good.
    Regards Chris.
     
  15. Dreadhead

    Dreadhead Bushcrafter through and through

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    Thanks :)

    We are 5km from arvika Ron
     
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    While on a phone try tapatalk . Its a great app for forum surfing

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk
     
  17. Dreadhead

    Dreadhead Bushcrafter through and through

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    Thanks for the tip ;)
     

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