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  1. Here is another video I did on how to do a braided twist handle.
  2. Here is a link to a video I did on how to forge a bell from black pipe.
  3. Been awhile since I've posted anything. ( a long while). So here is a small bell forged from black pipe.
  4. The one thing that kind of goes together is to take pictures and let them do all the work. Those little imperfections that you are seeing in the new work would be an excellent gauge for the new smith a year or so down the road to compare his work from then to the future. For you as a teacher you can do the same with pictures and you yourself can see if your teaching methods are improving the student. By forging the harder parts for them they are not learning. Just my thoughts.
  5. Thanks Frank was on a time crunch, so it sure beat making chain links!
  6. Thanks everyone, and yes Clay has forgotten more about blacksmithing than I know.
  7. I just got back from John C. Campbell working with Clay Spencer do traditional joinery. All I can say is what a wonderful experience and great people. Here are some pics of the completed project.
  8. Thanks! I blackened it in the coal fire and then a lite wire brushing, and finally a coat of semi gloss clear laquer.
  9. Here are a few pics of a moose head key chain holder I was commissioned to do. The antlers are about 8" across and the head was forge from 1-1/2 .
  10. Great job! Way to make do with what you have, and still turn out a beautiful product!
  11. Just a little tip you can take it or leave it, but I like to put a little pine tar like what the baseball players use on their bats on my hammer handles. Just my .02.