Randell Warren

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    Corona NM
  • Interests
    Smithing, reading, computers, wandering aimlessly around the shop... Etc
  1. My Seax attempt

    The scales taper forward to cover the end of the copper, I nipped it too short. Shame the cedar grain doesn't show up in the pictures, it's actually really pretty. As for hacking... It's great Balance is about two fingers in front of the handle and it moves nicely for chopping on things. I'm debating giving it away or testing it to failure, as it's my first forged blade and I kinda want to see if I've made something reliable.
  2. My Seax attempt

  3. What Did You do in the Shop Today?

    Not very good, but I said I'd post pictures.
  4. Hand Crank Removal

    You might check out technicus Joe on YouTube, he has done a lot of videos on restoring old blower's and he might have one for your model.
  5. Bladesmithing

    Like Mr. Stevens said, PTSD, tbi, needing a therapy hobby, all pretty common around here. Welcome aboard. Word of advice, start cheap, get to know if you like it before the Anvil-lust takes hold. Try the jabod thread! Read the stickies or some of the curmudgeons will make you think fond thoughts of boot. Great people here and an amazing amount of accumulated knowledge. Just read up beforehand and you should be safe.
  6. My Seax attempt

    First, this is not a historical blade, i just like the Seax shape. It's full Tang and the copper is wildly inaccurate. I like it though, turned out as intended (rough look included). The only change from the original was removing the large pin in the handle to keep the balance right. Still unable to upload pictures, hopefully I can do it tomorrow.
  7. What Did You do in the Shop Today?

    I made a big "elf" leaf, my first forge weld, a small leaf/twist/bottle opener failure, my first attempt at a rolled Rose, and finished my "Seax". It won't let me post pictures from my phone for some reason, so I'll update this later.
  8. Jasen's smithing progression.

    I'll post a pic when I finish a pair! So far I have a bunch of weird shaped sides that don't fit together. Tomorrow is a forge day though, so fingers crossed!
  9. Jasen's smithing progression.

    Ah. Well, looks aren't the important thing for me right now. Nobody sees my tongs but me! I just want to successfully forge a decent pair. Murphy loves me, and thinks my tong attempts are especially hilarious.
  10. Jasen's smithing progression.

    I'm still struggling to get tongs right, so forgive a dumb question. What do the shoulders accomplish?
  11. Road to Damascus

    Thankfully mine is made up, continuing the tsa bit about visiting Frosty. The oddest things I've ever had to explain to the tsa is my cane (it's rather club like) and a full to-go box from hard eights BBQ.
  12. What Did You do in the Shop Today?

    Wow, he got lucky! I'm pretty sure if it had been me I would have fallen on it and fired another 4-5 nails through my foot. Lol
  13. Road to Damascus

    Sir. You can't take a hammer on the plane. "But I'm going to visit another smith, I need it!" No. I don't care you're a blacksmith. "But" Sir, please step to the side. "It's just a hammer, man" Stop! Put it down! -taser noises- ... And that's how you wind up in jail for having a hammer at the airport. Haha
  14. Road to Damascus

    But then I'd have to check luggage...
  15. Road to Damascus

    Careful Frosty, I might show up on your doorstep! If I do I'll bring pie though...