Page 1 of 2

Some metalwork and crafting

PostPosted: 17 Nov 2013, 02:04
by Paul
Gosh I forgot all about this too. My memory is either shot, or there's a lot of other stuff going on ..... !

I hope this works and displays ok.

Blacksmith's tongs here, made from 16mm ROUND rebar, not square as the image says.

Re: Some metalwork and crafting

PostPosted: 17 Nov 2013, 02:08
by Paul
Wolf jaw tongs for holding flat bar.

Re: Some metalwork and crafting

PostPosted: 17 Nov 2013, 02:11
by Paul
Various other tong pictures.

Re: Some metalwork and crafting

PostPosted: 17 Nov 2013, 02:12
by Gavin
Wow, interesting stuff. Some of those tools could be coming in handy by the look of recent news!

Re: Some metalwork and crafting

PostPosted: 17 Nov 2013, 02:15
by Paul
Iron shield under construction. I've not been to this for several weeks. Been too busy elsewhere. Initial shaping and dishing and some beading work. You may see it's quite twisted as yet and needs some careful applications of heat (oxy-propane) and plenty of beating. I want to add far more detail and embellishments. Maybe some copper or bronze inclusions.

It's 1.2mm (0.048") steel plate.

Re: Some metalwork and crafting

PostPosted: 17 Nov 2013, 02:25
by Paul
Bodkin-pointed war arrow (heads).

Re: Some metalwork and crafting

PostPosted: 17 Nov 2013, 02:29
by Paul
Ram's Heads, good for the handle end of fire pokers.

Re: Some metalwork and crafting

PostPosted: 17 Nov 2013, 02:32
by Paul
More Ram's Head images.

Re: Some metalwork and crafting

PostPosted: 17 Nov 2013, 02:37
by Paul
Supposed dragon heads, yet to be tweaked a bit more. Not good pictures these I'm afraid.

The body-building product is nothing to do with me. It's just an empty cardboard box. I scrounge them, for mailing purposes via ebay. I get enough body-building at the anvil. :-)

Re: Some metalwork and crafting

PostPosted: 17 Nov 2013, 02:39
by Paul
Fiddling with iron roses.

Re: Some metalwork and crafting

PostPosted: 17 Nov 2013, 02:42
by Paul
Crosses.

Re: Some metalwork and crafting

PostPosted: 17 Nov 2013, 02:45
by Paul
More crucifixes and a Troll Cross.

I only made the scrolled cross and the troll cross today. Both need minor tweaking and polishing.

Re: Some metalwork and crafting

PostPosted: 17 Nov 2013, 02:49
by Paul
Forge Tools.

Re: Some metalwork and crafting

PostPosted: 17 Nov 2013, 02:53
by Paul
More forge tools.

Re: Some metalwork and crafting

PostPosted: 17 Nov 2013, 03:04
by Paul
Gavin wrote:Wow, interesting stuff. Some of those tools could be coming in handy by the look of recent news!


Hmm yeah. Now why didn't I think of that? :-)

We can use the tongs to seize liberals too, like in those horrific medieval pictures. Lead them to trial.

I've thought of making some stocks too. I think there may be quite a market for them soon.