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    Starting Blacksmith
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    Blacksmithing, welding, wood, leather

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  1. I am 16 years old and live in Michigan, I have my own little blacksmith shop that I built and have my own little "buisness" so to speak. I love the craft of Blacksmithing and I have been at it for close to 3 years now. -Travis
  2. I think for a smaller list we need to ask What Can't a blacksmith make... I really havent figured that one out yet ;)
  3. I turn them into hearts for candle holder bases etc. Trivets, Split it in half and make a fork/ spoon set out of it, Buisness card holders/Picture holders, Fold in half for a nice Folding knife handle, put some hooks on it to make a keychain holder, decorate it up to hang on a wall, use it as a back for a door knocker (use a railroad spike for a striking piece fixed to it like a hinge), ... The list goes on.
  4. I think that right now I am as close to a "modern day apprentice" that there may be. I met my friend and mentor George at a blacksmith meeting about a year ago and we have been working together quite a lot. We help eachother out on our seperate projects and he teaches me what he knows. Sometimes we demonstrate at art shows together and sometimes we demonstrate alone at different places. All I know is that an apprenticeship these days will never amount to what it used to be based on all of our social and economic changes etc. I do believe that more blacksmith's should try to do what George and
  5. The hole saw was not too bad of a method but I liked slicing the end of the bar personally. If you have a metalworking bandsaw or a tool like it i'm sure it would be the much faster way.
  6. Here are some pics of what I came up with. Some were done with a hole saw and some were done by cutting thin slices from the end of a bar. I peened around the edges and put in some chisel marks through the center to decorate them a bit then slightly dished them. Thanks again for the Ideas - Travis
  7. hey, thanks for the ideas so far they are great i'm going to have to head out to the shop and play around with the idea until I get what I want. - Thanks again - Travis
  8. Alright, I have a project that I'm working on and would like some insight. My Aunt is sewing me up some civil war style pants and I thought it would be cool to make up some custom steel buttons for them. Has anybody done this before, and what would be a good way to do it?
  9. replica of Aragorn's knife from the lord of the rings movies
  10. replica of Aragorn's knife from the lord of the rings movies
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