J W Bennett

English Holdfast, some plain ones and my buddy

Recommended Posts

I have a friend that is a woodworker and wanted a couple of holdfasts. I forged 4 plain ones out of 3/4" hot rolled round stock yesterday. They worked but I wanted to try forging an english holdfast.
It is forged from 20" of 3/4" hot rolled round stock. We'll see which one she prefers.

post-278-0-07179300-1378737237_thumb.jpgpost-278-0-96799200-1378737273_thumb.jpgpost-278-0-64304500-1378737307_thumb.jpgpost-278-0-73499600-1378737329_thumb.jpgpost-278-0-29067000-1378737366_thumb.jpgpost-278-0-11273400-1378737416_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Those look good JW, just like a wood worker's holdfast should. The glowing holdfast in the swage block is a good photographic effect, it makes the holdfast stand out dramatically and shows off it's form well.

 

Your buddy looks happy. It's a good look.

 

Frosty The Lucky.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.