Zrognak

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  1. Zrognak

    Soldering Stuff

    Thank you all, means a lot. As for the spoons are made from copper I always thought copper was bad for you if you use em for acidic foods or hot beverages.
  2. Zrognak

    What did you do in the shop today?

    Did this in the shop today, well not my shop but the schools workshop, had a piece of damascus i made more then 2 years ago with me so made a mjölnir pendant from it.
  3. Zrognak

    Soldering Stuff

    More stuff, the ring was a task we got to make a hollow ring solder each piece together, I made a castle out of mine, the spoons are forged copper, cant use em but it is also for practice.
  4. Zrognak

    Soldering Stuff

    Soldered a pendant it is dome like shaped on the front and flat on the back hollow inside, I had to solder it 4 separate times to assemble it correctly with 4 types of melting temp for the solder. Soldered my first silver ring today, I found it harder to solder silver then brass and copper but it turned out ok in the end, made a really simple design with moose antler around the outside. I made more stuff but I forgot to take pictures of em ill do that later. Cheers!
  5. Zrognak

    Soldering Stuff

    Sure will, and thank you good sir.
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    Soldering Stuff

    So I just moved 900km away from my home to start a school for silversmithing, We as students have access to the workshop 24/7, we have not gotten to do much yet but I got to practice soldering brass and copper with some silver solder and I enjoy it, im using copper and brass in the beginning to learn how to solder correctly cause my funds are not huge enough to start with silver, anyway during the weekend I made a few things for practice nothing great but pretty ok, cant wait until we get to move onto casting. Here are some of the stuff. Here are two rings made from brass, nothing fancy. I put the solder seams under the top of the rings. Also a simple Jörmungandur pendant, not too found of the design drew it up too quickly. Here is something I wanted to try a long time, mixing copper and a lighter metal, wanted to use silver for the rim part but like I said im learning so dont want to waste silver so I used brass, it is a viking inspired shield pendant. Did not quite get the thing centered but it is all good since its practice.
  7. Zrognak

    Third damascus project - chef’s knife

    Yet again you keep impressing me good sir, I can see as Steve said you didn't quite get the ladder effect fully there and I can understand that since it is a thin blade but to be fair it still looks really good, I like the patterns you make cause they are not all even everywhere I never been a fan of pattern welded steel where the layers are so perfect its like every layer is perfectly straight and flat, so this gives it so much more life, reason I prefer hand forged over pressed cause it will be a lot more life in the pattern. The shape of the blade is great Im not a chef but I do cook a lot and the shape is useful for a lot of things. Good work on the finish the handle looks really good, not sure about the wide shape but I think I would have to hold it in my hand to judge it, it looks great.
  8. Zrognak

    "Charcoal," she retorted

    That is really cool man, thank you for sharing
  9. Zrognak

    Recent Axes

    Im from Sweden and I would proudly own one of em, look great and should be a loyal companion for a lifetime good work man keep it up, we need more good quality axes, got nothing against mass produced stuff we got a few good axe companies here in Sweden still that make pretty good commercial axes but personally they don't meet the quality like this these days, they did once upon a time when they forged less but the mass production that has come to fill everyone need around the world for axes has made the quality go down where some are good and some axes are poorly made(due to many different people making em). but still they make some of the best commercial axes in the world that are mass produced so for the price it is good. Went a bit of topic there, but my point is im happy to see people like you who bring in the hand crafted stuff back, the quality is going to be so much better so keep it up man. I hope you charge the right fee for one of these cause you deserve it, people who know a good axe knows when to pay for it. Cheers!
  10. Zrognak

    Multi bar seax

    Yea that looks great man that is definitely a seax, cant wait to see you finish it keep up to good work and keep doing the work you want to do the way you want to do it this looks good man.
  11. Zrognak

    "Charcoal," she retorted

    Yea that was the plan, the vent hole on to is just so it wont explode, the drawing is poorly made sorry, I got a vent like a hook shape so the dust does not clock it up or smaller pieces of stuff though is not clear down at the bottom where the fire is so it pushes in the gasses that are made from the wood so they are burned when the top vent is closed if that makes sense. Sorry been drinking since its my last day home, and the school im going to dont allow beer im just having some of my favorites, the drawing is poorly made if i spent another 10 or 20 minutes it would make more sense. meant the drawing to show that the gases would be pushed into the heat source so they would burn or retort is that the right work, anyway thx for the info.
  12. Zrognak

    "Charcoal," she retorted

    As always, thank you Frosty for sharing
  13. Zrognak

    "Charcoal," she retorted

    I had an idea a few years a that might be stupid reason I posting a poorly drawn drawing here, I have never tried this nor im I sure if it would be a good idea or not, but here it is, I had a hard time getting a good seal so I thought what if we use the ground as a seal and for insulation, so I thought what if we make the lid on the bottom instead, and weld a casing around the insulation, so you would put the retort on its side fill it up then put the lid on and lift it upright(i know you got to be strong to lift it up but can be done with all kinds of things) and then burry it slightly with sand or clay. This might be a stupid idea with all of its own problem, some might be able to tell without even trying that it is a bad idea but since I have not tried it myself I don't know. Sorry not wanting to hijack this thread but it came to my mind cause of the sealing issues discussed.
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    "Charcoal," she retorted

    Cool and thank you for the information it should come in handy when I make my 2nd retort.
  15. Zrognak

    What Is Garage Door Spring Good For?

    Not exactly sure how thick they are but are we talking like 1/3th of an inch or 1/4th, anyway either way if they are 1/6th of an inch I could still use em myself, since i carve wood and other things I would forge carving knives out of it, as well as small chisels and other carving tools, maybe even make a touch mark or two for smaller projects.