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  1. FivePointsForge

    What did you do in the shop today?

    Thank you sir. I’m liking the vines less and less as the night goes on, but the coiled end of one is appealing to me. I may eliminate the wrap from the stem and just have the one coil originate from under the leaves and leave it at that.
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    I think I’m in love...

    Thread got moved, Guess I posted it in the tools section, sorry about that. The title of the video had the word “tools” in it and once it started playing I don’t know what she was talking about or doing because I was suddenly very very distracted
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    What did you do in the shop today?

    My first rose... not sure about the copper vines, I’ll have to look at them a bit and decide if they stay or go... I realized after I started this project that my oxy/ace setup was down and out so I burned the petals and copper leaves a bit in the Forge while shaping everything and peening the stem
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    Show me your Bottle Openers!

    Does JHCC get tired of saying “Welcome to IFI! If you haven't yet, please....” Those are nice looking openers btw.
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    What did you do in the shop today?

    Today I made my first attempt at a rose. Hard to believe that I’ve been doing this for a few years now and haven’t yet attempted a flower... that seems to be something most people try rather early on. I forgot to take pics but it went well. I’ll get some pics tomorrow when I finish it up. Christmas is coming...
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    Christmas items 2018

    Very nice Das, it’s better that it’s in your handwriting, all the more reason for her to treasure it forever. Hows Pittsburgh? My brother and I and our sons are heading that way in a couple of weeks for a father/son weekend to catch a Pens and a Steelers game.
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    What did you do in the shop today?

    MC thank you for the tip, that’s a good point. Although, I can leave mine flush since I never get anything CJ those copper leaves look great, they would look fantastic as contrasting adornment on something forged steel/wrought iron.
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    What did you do in the shop today?

    Thank you! The longer slender blade is a gift for a friend and is all planned out, the blade was forged from a piece of leaf spring from his old boat trailer. The handle will be made out of a piece of cherry from a handle from his late wife’s casket. The fittings I’m not 100% sure yet, likely just some bronze but if I can snatch something from his house (it’s a surprise gift) that has something to do with his wife and makes it 100% sentimental, I’ll reroute the plan. The other blade has no definite plan. I have an endless supply of crown antler, but the last 4 or 5 knives I made were all antler so I’m a little sick of the smell lol. I have some bog oak that I’ll continue to save for something more exciting... this one may get some ebony and bronze. Sorry Glenn, didn’t mean to turn this into a misplaced blade discussion, it’s just what I did in the forge today
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    A little new, a little old

    Have you ever picked up your cell phone to call your cell phone so that you can find your cell phone? I’m asking on behalf of a friend, of course.
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    What did you do in the shop today?

    Roughed out a couple of blades this morning, now onto some sort of stocking hook rack (no fireplace in the new home) while these two normalize.
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    Christmas items 2018

    I’ll be making this stack of scrap into a Creeper from Minecraft for my son. Won’t be much forging involved other than maybe square punching the eyes and mouth.
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    A little new, a little old

    Well I do spend an awful lot of time looking for my cell phone, sometimes I even use the flashlight app on my phone to look for it. Wait. What?
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    Dragon Katana

    Agree here, it was the absolute first thing that stood out to me as the pic appeared on my screen. Otherwise stellar work as always Theo. (Theo this is Cliff btw, sorry I’ve been out of touch. Hope all is well)
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    Civil War short sword

    Love it. Nice work. I particularly enjoy the very little bit of forge finish left on the blade that appears to spill out of the blued guard. Subtly excellent.