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mandrel/drifted hawk

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I made a drift for this hawk out of a piece of 1 1/4 " hydraulic shaft. The hawk is leaf spring folded around the drift like a mandrel then forge welded. After it was welded up and shaped I drifted the eye from the top to true up the tear drop shape. First one I made using this method. Critique as you wish.



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looks good to me! i usually make um out of mild with a steel insert for the edge (forge weld a chunk of steel in the middle) but whatever works for ya ! i made my first hawk mandrel then bought one and sold my homemade one to another smith...nice hawk!

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