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Artwerks, Please add more detail to what was twisted of the six pieces. Two at a time? All six? Details.....


No problems, You take 6 equal pieces of stock and forge weld two at a time on both ends. Leave enough material to join to whatever piece you are putting the handle on.
So now you have three pieces of two. Twist each of these separately. Forge weld all three twisted pairs together. Heat the entire handle and twist..very carefully.
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No problems, You take 6 equal pieces of stock and forge weld two at a time on both ends. Leave enough material to join to whatever piece you are putting the handle on.
So now you have three pieces of two. Twist each of these separately. Forge weld all three twisted pairs together. Heat the entire handle and twist..very carefully.


I would like to contribute a little here if I may.

It is important to make sure the twists in the rods are all the same length, and the same number of twists on each of the pairs prior to forge welding the ends together.

You can also get different appearances by using different techniques.

Tighter twists will give a corn on the cob appearance, if you reverse the direction of the pre twisted bars you will open up the links giving a totally different appearance.

The ones illustrated are made from 8 rods. You should be able to identify which is the tightest, and which was reverse twisted.

These are some of the twists we will be undertaking on our next course at Westpoint on March 6th and 7th Various Twists

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Thread Jacker, please start your own threads to sell seats in your course and show your work. Thx.




I would like to contribute a little here if I may.

It is important to make sure the twists in the rods are all the same length, and the same number of twists on each of the pairs prior to forge welding the ends together.

You can also get different appearances by using different techniques.

Tighter twists will give a corn on the cob appearance, if you reverse the direction of the pre twisted bars you will open up the links giving a totally different appearance.

The ones illustrated are made from 8 rods. You should be able to identify which is the tightest, and which was reverse twisted.

These are some of the twists we will be undertaking on our next course at Westpoint on March 6th and 7th Various Twists
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Thread Jacker, please start your own threads to sell seats in your course and show your work. Thx.


My apologies, It was not intended to hijack the thread, merely expand and illustrate what can be done with this technique as I have done previuosly on this site with other threads.

If this is not acceptable to post something relevant to a particular thread then please tell me and I will cease.

As for the selling seats and showing your work, I have posted pictures of my work and receive no financial rewards from these courses

The courses are to pass on skills to interested parties and are usually posted elsewhere on the site under Blacksmiths Guild UK
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John B i thought the pictures were great,i wish folks would just calm down, no one gets anything out of this site other than some knowledge and a little amusement. its not like your work would be seen here and you'd be discovered as some blacksmithing guru. the best way to sell yourself is to go out and sell, not post pictures on a blacksmith only site

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How is staying on topic and showing pics of the same technique threadjacking?

I think you may need to take a look around and see both how this forum works and maybe get an idea of who you may be talking to in a less than supportive manner.

Thanks John B for showing the pics of what can be done when expanding this technique.
Thanks again for pointing to where we can go to actually see this technique done and maybe learn how to correctly do it ourselves under expert guidance.

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hey art - just to smooth the waters john is def one of the ones on here to give freely of his knowledge - so easy to read people wrong online - but i can vouch this man aint in it for the money!!! :D respect to one and all :)

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