Cannon Cocker

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About Cannon Cocker

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    Male
  • Location
    Box Elder, SD
  • Interests
    Shooting /reloading, fabricating /welding, leather work, forging

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  1. Cannon Cocker

    What did you do in the shop today?

    MAN I wish our flee markets around here (western South Dakota) were the gold mines that so many of you guys enjoy!
  2. Cannon Cocker

    What did you do in the shop today?

    Yes slitting chisel, as used for slitting or slicing metal. I started making a "cook book holder opener" for my wife (I'll put it in critique my work when I finish it). It has two longhorn steers and I used this to slit the 1/2 square stock. I was able to slit 2" in only two heats.
  3. Cannon Cocker

    What did you do in the shop today?

    My sister bought me this Estwing chipping hammer for Christmas. The edge is really sharp and I hardly ever stick weld, and never at home so I decided to make a splitting chisel out of it. It worked awesome. They're only about 14 bucks on Amazon. I highly suggest this to anyone who does splitting.
  4. Cannon Cocker

    It followed me home

    I drive a log truck for a living and the other day I found this little beauty hanging on the ticket box. I'm going to re-handle it and probably put a rounding face on it.
  5. Cannon Cocker

    What did you do in the shop today?

    I finally got the bee's wax so I could season/finish the ram's head meat fork. I really like the way it turned out for it being my first figure sculpture of any kind. I also made a couple of what I'll call "skull hooks" for my European mounts. I'm thinking about messing with the design of them and seeing if I can sell them to any of the skull cleaners /taxidermists in the area.
  6. I LOVE #3! Although I am relatively new to smithing I have been a craftsman in training since I was old enough to pick up a tool. I have learned and improved in every discipline I have attempted because of my love for and willingness to hear constructive criticism.
  7. Cannon Cocker

    What did you do in the shop today?

    I made this self standing split cross for my mother in law. It's my first one. I'm pretty pleased with the way it turned out.
  8. Cannon Cocker

    What did you do in the shop today?

    I like that split basket twist Rojo. I almost did that too the steak fork I made earlier today but decided not to........ Now I'm wishing I did. Oh well, I guess that gives me an excuse to make another one!
  9. Cannon Cocker

    What did you do in the shop today?

    I've been wanting to try a ram's head for a while so I have it a try today. It still needs wire brushed and treated. I'm pretty pleased with the results while knowing that there's a lot of room for improvement. If anyone has tips or suggestions for these I'd love to here them! This one decided to be a steak fork for the grill, but here soon I'll have a set of fire tools.
  10. Cannon Cocker

    What did you do in the shop today?

    JHCC: Thank you for sharing that video. What an amazing old man!
  11. Cannon Cocker

    What did you do in the shop today?

    Hey John, what is the purpose of a dog head hammer?
  12. Cannon Cocker

    What did you do in the shop today?

    I like that little rose hair pin.
  13. Cannon Cocker

    What did you do in the shop today?

    Thanks for the advice Glenn! I used 3/8 square bar so there was a lot of drawing out for the project. I was thinking that 1/4" would work better. I saw a similar design on the pinterest and it's keeper pin was probably 2" longer than mine. Way to long.......
  14. Cannon Cocker

    What did you do in the shop today?

    I made this hair pin for mine seester. It's a bit heavy, but other than that I think it turned out well.
  15. Cannon Cocker

    Two deaths

    What a beautifully written obituary remembering the qualities of a man who's type the world needs more of!