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TheZLS

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  1. Thank you, I really appreciate it. I'm planning on making another with a hammer on the end rather than the spike, which I'll be sure to post pictures of. Thanks! Definitely do and post pictures :] Thank you, I'm glad you like it. Oh cool deal. Good to see another guy in eastern NC! Or forging a head as it were ;] For the horde! Thanks, Tim! Thank you, glad you do. I appreciate it. I've tried throwing it a few times and I figure I'm doing it wrong because I keep hitting right on the base of the handle. I think it might be because I'm throwing it like I would a knife. Any t
  2. This is my first tomahawk. I picked up a RR spike at an antique shop and decided to make it into this. I had seen people making hawks with RR spikes by upsetting the end but this made more sense to me. I could have spent more time on finish work but I wanted it to be a little rough looking.
  3. Just finished this a few hours ago. I'm quite happy with how it turned out.
  4. Thanks for the replies guys. Unfortunately being in Oriental it would take me around 7 hours drive to get to either of the meetings y'all suggested. I will be joining the NC ABANA however and there's a regional group based in Wilmington so I'll try to get to that meeting.
  5. Hey Guys, my name is Luke and I'm 18 years old. I recently took a blacksmithing class at the John Campbell folk school to see if I might like to pursue blacksmithing as a career and sure enough I fell in love with the craft! Anyways I've been setting up my own shop and I'm just about ready to start working and I decided that it would be a good idea to get into a forum to glean some wisdom from other smiths. I also thought I'd take this opportunity to show you guys a bit of what I made so far. This is a backscratcher... Everyone else was making fire pokers and I don't have a fireplace so th
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