littleblacksmith

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    College Station, Texas
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    Blacksmithing, metal detecting, coin collecting, restoring old tools, survival/pioneer skills, trying to play the harmonica, and spending time in the great outdoors!

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  1. School project help- A blacksmithing project related to a country

    Thanks y'all! I didn't get any points off on this part of the project, if he was grading only this I would have gotten a hundred. There were three other parts to the project that didn't have anything to do with the cross that I go ten points off, but cause I turned it in early I got 5 extra points making it a 95. Littleblacksmith
  2. School project help- A blacksmithing project related to a country

    Turned it in Monday and got it back today, got a 95 (a much needed 95 might I add)! did a Celtic cross with a copper rivet, a two piece Calla Lilly, on a mesquite base. Littleblacksmith
  3. How's Black Walnut For Small Hammer Handles?

    I wont! The humidity is supposed to be around 80%. I was getting things ready tonight and just gathering everything I got a little sweat. Littleblacksmith
  4. How's Black Walnut For Small Hammer Handles?

    The event is this Friday! I will also be doing a two hour demo there, I'm pumped! littleblacksmith
  5. What Did You do in the Shop Today?

    yes. looks like it would make a fine cone mandrel. Littleblacksmith
  6. What Did You do in the Shop Today?

    Ausfire- Was that a cone mandrel I saw in your scrap pile? Littleblacksmith
  7. School project help- A blacksmithing project related to a country

    BIGGUNDOCTOR- I hadnt thought of a Celtic cross, I have only done necklace sized ones, that would maybe be kinda fun. and a knot, is like how it sounds, tieing two pieces of steel together in the middle to form the arms? oh yeah, Im definantly documenting as I go, that is actually one of the requirements as "proof" that we actually did it. I think I am going to go the cross rout, gonna keep it relatively simple. I have some Osage orange rounds, just the cut off with the end grain facing up with the live edge around the edge that I thought about using as a stand, and then having a flower go up from the wood and rap around the crosses arms or something like that. Littleblacksmith
  8. School project help- A blacksmithing project related to a country

    I had thought of a boomarang too. I'm thinking now about doing a Frederic cross, but have it more elaborate, and relate it back to the roman Catholics in Latin america. something somewhat similar to the picture in the sense that it would be free standing. If y'all have any other ideas on what I could do for the cross, or of anything I could add to it to further relate it to Latin America it would be much appreciated. Littleblacksmith
  9. School project help- A blacksmithing project related to a country

    That's a cool picture Marc, though like you said may be a little bigger and time consuming than what I would like. littleblacksmith
  10. School project help- A blacksmithing project related to a country

    It would probably be better if it was maybe more recent time period; last 200 years, though if it was a bigger event or part of the culture from before than that would be fine I think. As long as I can easily relate it to the area. Littleblacksmith
  11. School project help- A blacksmithing project related to a country

    funny thing, I actually thought about forging a kangaroo!! Littleblacksmith
  12. School project help- A blacksmithing project related to a country

    Thanks yall a lot, I cant tell you all how much yall are helping! It isn't so much a display piece for the school, though he said that for the paintings at least that he'll hang em up if we give them to him. I wonder if I could do something related to a cherry tree for china..... I forgot to mention Australia to the list of areas (not country's!). Littleblacksmith
  13. School project help- A blacksmithing project related to a country

    Thank y'all for the quick replys!! Reckon I should stay in world geography haha. You are right, those aren't country's I'm wrong. I did give a time frame, a semester long, till the end of the school year. We are gonna go over the general information of each area, maybe spending a month or less on each. I don't want to bring in a stair railing and I can't bring in any sorta weapon as this is a public school. It doesn't have to be major, about the equivelant to a painting that at most would take 5 hours, that's what most are doing. I am wiling to spend more time but probably not more than a day of work 10 of so hours.it has to be something relatively specific to that country, something that wouldn't be seen an other country's, Or at least has to have originated in that country. Keep it coming y'all! Littleblacksmith
  14. I'm in 9th grade World geography, and we are doing a semester long project. For a country of our choice (well, one we choose from a list) we have to do an art project. I am wanting to forge something, as I am better at that than drawing, and I would enjoy that more. I have to be able to relate it back to that country's culture, etc. It could be in the style of that country, or could be of something related to that country, such as an animal, or something that is a major part of their culture. I'm just wanting to hear some Ideas, I have no ideas for this. Below are the country's I can choose from. I am open to any ideas as elaborate or simple as you can think, I'm desperate haha. Latin America Europe Middle east (North Africa and SW Asia) East and southeast Asia Sub-Saharan Africa. Littleblacksmith
  15. Zebra Hammer

    did you grind the pein? just asking casue that's what it looks like, the layers dont angle down as if they were forged, it doesn't follow the profile. Littleblacksmith