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Little video, making a leaf :)

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Hey all, I made a video about forging a leaf key ring from 1/2" square, take a look- :)



I don't have any pics, they were all to big of files to upload.

Just something I thought I'd show you.

Mitch

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I really enjoyed that tutorial. The music over the top was a good touch instead of the hammer on anvil sounds we all know so well. Personally I would have liked your written comments to be more common. You put them in and they were really good then there were whole sections with no comments which would have improved the presentation.

Good show :)

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Very informative. Looks like something I might want to take a crack at. I'm thinking of trying for a letter opener for a friend's upcoming birthday. I was going to try a scroll at the end of the handle. I might try this instead.

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You know, you mention in the video (or write, I suppose) that you usually flatten out the leaf first before drawing. I do the same thing. But looking at how it works, I might start drawing first. I don't have a good set of bit tongs, and I'm always frustrated by the leaf turning in the jaws. Until I get good at making tongs, it might be just as effective to flatten after taper.

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Thanks for the comments.
Bajajoaquin, I always draw out the stem before flattening, what I meant was I flatten it before cutting it off :)

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That is a fantastic video. I might have to try this soon. Tell me, how does that fit in a pocket though? I agree with Rob. Good choice for music. Refreshing after hearing the sharp sounds on most smithing videos. Well done!

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From the size stock he's using, it probably doesn't fit in a pocket. Probably fits just fine in a purse, though....

Thanks for the clarification on the flattening sequence. Even if you made a mistake in your wording, I'm glad you did. I think it will improve my own leaf-making. My wife will be very happy about that.

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