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Great sample set for surface textures and patinas----very handy to have when talking about a custom order with someone to be sure both parties are expecting the same finished "look".

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And a great example of the dangers of using subjective terms---it's a "small anchor"...

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Spoon rest for the kitchen from some wrought iron wagon tire.

Bottle opener from a wrench, miscalculated the amount of steel for the loop, afraid it was going to be too thin so the loop was annealed twice in vermiculite.

No one notices a coal forge in the suburbs on the 5th of July!

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Michael , especially if you use charcoal for fuel.

I like the spoon rest. Gives me some ideas for projects.

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Took the jackhammer bit I’d put a square shank on last week and made a scrolling hardy:

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Cut off the extra and punched & drifted it to make a small hammer. Maybe a leafing hammer?

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Also, the laundry room needed a paper towel holder.

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Detail of the paper towel holder:

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Nice work JHCC. And I love the paper towel holder. Takes an every day object up a lot of notches :)

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Thanks!

Forgot this other little thing from yesterday: a quick leaf to try out the new rounding hammer:

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A few hammers from the weekend and a set of commissioned door pulls I made today 

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It’s all punching, drifting, and fullering. Practice those skills, and you’ll be well prepared when hammer making time comes.   

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Das a woman wanted something to mount on large doors in here home...that used to be a barn...partially her idea with the shoes and I knew someone with the used draft horse ones and coupled them with some spikes drawn out slightly 

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They certainly are different looking shoes to me. Great door pulls for sure! Might "borrow" the idea if I remember when I'm not slammed busy with work. ;)

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Made a "squirrel cooker," as inspired by one of Black Bear Forge's videos. It still needs some cleanup and beeswax, but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.

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Finally had time to finish the carriage bolt hook project.

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Turned out great BEJ! That board really fits the look.

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Thanks Das,  It's 100+ year old barn wood from my dads barn we had to tear down before it fell down.

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After getting burned when my vise moved on me the other day, I decided it was time for a more permanent solution. Used some steel my buddy gave me off some gas wells and put concrete anchors through it. Only one in each corner for now, but I have 2 more holes if need be. You can see my old railroad tie vise post in the background. 

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BBQ forks, one with added bottle opener as a modification.

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Would be better if transition corner was left with more metal, instead of the step.

Next ones will be better, lesson learned.

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