German_Forge

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  1. Great tip - I will try this next time. I think I'm still learning how much metal I need to draw out for the final product so I feel I never have enough.
  2. Thanks Charles! I'll keep this in mind for the next one. I suppose my current spike still has some good meat on it but seems like a tangled mess right now. That was my original intent was to leave the head intact and then it would be sort of like a hammer and still pay tribute to the original RR spike. However, as you can see, my process to upset just seems like a hot mess (no pun intended).
  3. So looks like this is a pretty empty room but I'll toss something up. I've been using RR spikes as a learning tool and so far it's been an inexpensive way to bang on some metal. A question I have for the group - I see a lot of "RR Spike Tomahawk" videos but for the life of me, I cannot figure out how they get the metal to work with. I am attaching a picture of a RR spike I was upsetting the metal on to get the meat for the blade. Any advice is appreciated.
  4. HA! Thanks! I look forward to the corruption.
  5. Hi All, Just signed up for iforgeiron based on a suggestion by my blacksmith instructor. I'm 41 and just took an intro to blacksmithing course. I really enjoyed the experience and look forward to learning more! ~German Forge