Hi all! I'm new to the forum and a complete beginner to blacksmithing in general! Please give me the benefit of doubt where possible and feel free to talk to me like I'm an idiot.
I decided to create an account and a thread here in the hopes I can learn from the wisdom of all the experienced blacksmiths here.
My story so far:
I recently attended a half-day blacksmithing course at the Oldfield Forge in Hereford. We had a fantastic time and "forged" our own wedding rings from sta
I finished my axe!
Rubbish by most standards but I’m really proud of it.
I decided to have a go at charring the handle. I also carved out some recesses for some decorative wrappped copper in a couple of places, just for aesthetics.
(For anyone interested in the copper wire process. I drilled a small hole to poke the wire into to start, wound really tight, and drilled another small hole and cut the end just right to poke in to the end hole. Dab of superglue to secure. Held the wire