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  1. Has anyone tried making charcoal from leaves? I was thinking about it while working under my gargantuan silver maple on--you guessed it--clearing the gutters and deck. Initially it seemed far-fetched. The more I think about it, the more it seems plausible. You take a steel 55 gallon drum, pack it firmly with leaves, drill a couple holes for the gases to escape, and cook it over a fire. I imagine you'd be left with something similar to fines. I see moisture and low density/return rates being a problem. Likely very inefficient. Thoughts?
  2. I'm very new to this wonderful hobby. My first project was to build a set of tongs. Then I built a chisel to build a leaf. I built 2 as practice. Just wanted to show everyone my leafs. I'm proud of them also a pic of an old sprocket I cut up and assembled into a makeshift anvil. It's crude but pretty cool looking in person.
  3. This “bar light” was designed for a custom space and had a few key design elements that had to be achieved for the customer. 1) Had to light the bar, grill, counter,sink area well enough for a person to operate there safely. 2) No direct light can shine into the faces of people sitting around the near by fire pit. 3) Needed to be decorative but not block the view of the river that flows by the gazebo 4) Fit inside the log truss that forms the one of the 8 sides of this 40+ ft Gazebo 5) Have dragonfly’s. Original conceptual sketch. The light would actually be a piece of art that hid with in it a light. it is 14 ft across and 5.5 ft tall. Design was approved, not having a fabrication table large enough the concept is drawn out to scale on the shop floor. Next I cut the broad leaves, and Dragonfly's from 3/16" sheet metal and forge them in to shape. The 3/8 round rod that will make up the vines gets hammer textured to give it a more receptive look to the human eye. Using wire I am able to measure the length of the vines, cut and shape them to match the drawing. The pieces are then laid on the floor in their respective places. Once all of the pieces have been cut, textured, forged, and descaled I weld them all in place. I moved the piece on to a table at this point, this made it easier to finish cleaning and removing the discoloration, and scale from the forging and welding process. The piece gets a final prep, clear coated, and wired for lights. Here is the complete piece installed
  4. Here it is, coat hook version 5, it's still a work in progress and I'm posting this now to get some feedback before I call it finished. my primary concern is to make this leafy vine like hook unmistakeable from a snake. My second being, is the top of the hook a broad enough curve to not damage coats. Basic profile right after making the holes. Rounded and bent the tops into "figure 8s" notice anything wrong? after fixing the figure 8's and bending the actual hook Side view of the hook, you can see the profile of the curve, (the leaves are about thumb sized if you can't figure out the scale.)
  5. hello! I'm new to the forums and relatively new to blacksmithing. So far I've managed to avoid making a sword, and instead I've been pounding out lots of coat hooks, tools, more tools, tools needed to make the tools, and tools to make making the tools i want to make more quick and easy. I swear, beginners budget blacksmiting is just making tools! the picture below is of my latest set of hooks, (this would be the 4th set I've made) and I think it shows. I hope you like it.
  6. I had a woodworking router table for quiet some time now. It has 4 drawers and no handles :o My daughters dresser needs some handles and it seems as if they are so expensive everywhere. I took this opportunity to learn how to make my own drawer pulls. I filmed it to show how easy it was and that you can add different designs to the handles. Check out the Video Here And for those that just want pictures, no worries, I'm including finished pictures. The first one was just done to figure out the technique and the second (bottom one) was to see if i could get an ok turn out. Let me know your thoughts and as always, tips and suggestions are appreciate.
  7. Here are some lights i made, 6 in total. they were 29" tall be 17" wide and weighed about 80lbs Had to had forge over 250 pieces. 6 sided with the back 3 sides solid so no direct light shines into the Gazebo.
  8. Here are a couple table top/ mantel candle holders I threw together. Dragonfly........... Curly dimple leaf
  9. I started my Smithing by taking a class from Steve McGrew in the winter of 2011. He was working on a oak leaf and acorn door knocker and I thought is was great, so he taught me to make an acorn and oak leaf, among other things. After taking his class I started forging different things and Steve always welcomed me into his Smithy and I could always contact him for any questions. After seeing his article in the Hot Iron News 2013/1 where he showed how to make his door knocker, I decided to finally tackle a project that had been rolling around in my head for over a year. An oak Branch center piece for a table that could also be hung on the wall. So I built everything i needed to make an acorn and started in on the project. Steve had e mailed me and told me that i could come beat some metal with him at his smithy over the weekend and so it began. I drew out the main branch and all the side branches that day and welded them up. Thankfully Steve let me use his power hammer for the main branch it started as a 1 1/8' round stock so that saved me a lot of work, Thanks Steve!!!! The side branches are from 5/8" round stock. So Spring break was here and i had my 10 year old Daughter Madelynn for the week and so we forged all the acorns and the leaves together, It was great to forge with her, She loved it!!!! All that was left to do was to assemble all the pieces into a branch. So here it is. I have about 13 hours into this branch it is 32" long and about 18" wide.
  10. Hello all, First i would like to say its been well relativly forever since i have posted or commented anything on here but im trying to get alittle better about that. So my main reason for posting this is to talk about a knife i plan to make for my mother as part of her christmas present. It will be made out of leaf spring and hopefully will have a bone handle with a full tang. I would of course appriciate any tips or tricks anyone has picked up on working with both materials. I will of course be posting pictures as soon as i am able. I have already roughed out the tang and plan to start forming the blade today. Thank you for your time, Timothy Well i worked some on it today and this is hows it come out. I do however think it has turned into a clever of some sort and the tip did curve up to much as i didn't compensate for the bevel quite enough i guess i forgot how thick a leaf spring was. I hope you like it. Ohh also yes i am forging in converses... probably not my best idea ever. http://imgur.com/a/PRn8e Tim
  11. Stayed home all day yesterday due to the storm. All we got was a lot of rain and some medium strength winds so I lit the forge. The paper towel holder had broken a while back so I made this replacement. The main bracket is made from a piece of bar from an 1800's moline plow co. wagon I salvaged. The towel holder is a large dowel with steel pins in the ends.
  12. same stuff, different angle
  13. Hello everybody I made this fire grate for my neighbour. He's a big fan of old and forged stuff so he really liked it. It's made of 10mm square bars. measurements: width 80 cm height 26 cm depth 44 cm Any criticism is welcome :) Hes name is Ramses :)
  14. My first posting of some things i've made
  15. A few things i've made. The wizard wall hook I saw on artistblacksmith.com and tried my best to recreate. A leaf I couldn't get to shap i rolled up and said "it wilted". The scorpion wall hook was made from flat bar. thanks for looking! http://www.iforgeiron.com/gallery/image/36370-wizard-scorpion-leaves-and-a-feather/ http://www.iforgeiron.com/gallery/image/36369-wizard-scorpion-leaves-and-a-feather/
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