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Hope all had a great weekend! Knocked out some riveted crosses for gifts this weekend! Ball peen finish! My first time ever trying to rivet! It's amazing the strength that single rivet has!

I got my first forge fired up with all the research and help from this forum! Thank you

hope you like! Open to criticism!! 

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Kyle very nice. I do a lot of rivet work in my pieces and think it adds a great touch that many people are not used to seeing when welds are more common. Not a criticism but the first cross feels like it is missing something. To me, I see the legs, body and arms of Christ on the cross but I wish I saw a small forged neck and head. It doesn't have to be detailed just a representation since without it I see a headless Christ.

 

Keep up the good work.

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1 minute ago, DKForge said:

 Not a criticism but the first cross feels like it is missing something. To me, I see the legs, body and arms of Christ on the cross but I wish I saw a small forged neck and head. It doesn't have to be detailed just a representation since without it I see a headless Christ.

I thought the same thing at 1st, but the rivet sort of forms a head. It would be better if the head of the rivet was larger and domed though to show up better.

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Agree, it needs a head, otherwise I think that first one is awesome, may steal borrow that idea.  One other comment, you should scale down the rivet size for the hands and feet "nails" - I used a concrete duplex nail as a rivet on one I did (sorry, no photo), and it worked well, the scale was about right.   

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