Some metalwork and crafting

Please feel free to introduce yourself
About this forum
This is a new section and up until a "reshuffle" in January 2013 users told a little about themselves in context in posts (often in their first posts), or above as they told how they heard of Dalrymple. Now though, if you would like to say a little more please feel free to start a thread with any title you like.

Some metalwork and crafting

Postby Paul » 17 Nov 2013, 02:04

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.
Attachments
12mm sq tongs 4.JPG
12mm sq tongs 2.JPG
12mm sq tongs 1.JPG
Blacksmith's tongs from 16mm square rebar. Made to hold 12mm square bar. Tongs are the best things to make as initial projects. You need them and various skills are needed to make them.
Paul
 
Posts: 512
Joined: 02 Aug 2011, 11:37
Location: Lancashire, England.

Re: Some metalwork and crafting

Postby Paul » 17 Nov 2013, 02:08

Wolf jaw tongs for holding flat bar.
Attachments
Wolf-jaws 2.jpg
Wolf-jaws.jpg
Wolf jaw tongs - square twisted..jpg
For flat bar and with so-called 'wolf jaws'.
Paul
 
Posts: 512
Joined: 02 Aug 2011, 11:37
Location: Lancashire, England.

Re: Some metalwork and crafting

Postby Paul » 17 Nov 2013, 02:11

Various other tong pictures.
Attachments
Wolf-jaw tongs.jpg
Wolf jaws again.
Witch tongs.jpg
Witch tongs I've called them. Used for seizing witches!
Wolf jaw tongs - round handle..jpg
More wolf-jaws for flat bar and with round handles (reins).
Paul
 
Posts: 512
Joined: 02 Aug 2011, 11:37
Location: Lancashire, England.

Re: Some metalwork and crafting

Postby Gavin » 17 Nov 2013, 02:12

Wow, interesting stuff. Some of those tools could be coming in handy by the look of recent news!
Gavin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 3430
Joined: 27 Jul 2011, 18:13
Location: Once Great Britain

Re: Some metalwork and crafting

Postby Paul » 17 Nov 2013, 02:15

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.
Attachments
Iron Shield 2.jpg
Iron Shield.jpg
Paul
 
Posts: 512
Joined: 02 Aug 2011, 11:37
Location: Lancashire, England.

Re: Some metalwork and crafting

Postby Paul » 17 Nov 2013, 02:25

Bodkin-pointed war arrow (heads).
Attachments
Bodkinage 2.jpg
A selection, rough formed in the forge. Need much finish grinding now.
Bodkinage.jpg
Bodkin arrows.
Arrow-head beginnings.jpg
This is how an arrowhead begins. From 12mm square bar.
Paul
 
Posts: 512
Joined: 02 Aug 2011, 11:37
Location: Lancashire, England.

Re: Some metalwork and crafting

Postby Paul » 17 Nov 2013, 02:29

Ram's Heads, good for the handle end of fire pokers.
Attachments
Ram's Head 3.jpg
Ram's Head 2.jpg
Rams head - hot.jpg
Under heat and in progress.
Paul
 
Posts: 512
Joined: 02 Aug 2011, 11:37
Location: Lancashire, England.

Re: Some metalwork and crafting

Postby Paul » 17 Nov 2013, 02:32

More Ram's Head images.
Attachments
Ram's Head 6.jpg
Ram's Head 5.jpg
Almost finshed and with real brass patina applied.
Ram's Head 4.jpg
Paul
 
Posts: 512
Joined: 02 Aug 2011, 11:37
Location: Lancashire, England.

Re: Some metalwork and crafting

Postby Paul » 17 Nov 2013, 02:37

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. :-)
Attachments
Dragon head 4.jpg
Dragon head 3.jpg
Dragon head.jpg
Paul
 
Posts: 512
Joined: 02 Aug 2011, 11:37
Location: Lancashire, England.

Re: Some metalwork and crafting

Postby Paul » 17 Nov 2013, 02:39

Fiddling with iron roses.
Attachments
Rose feature 2.JPG
Rose Feature.JPG
Iron Rose.jpg
Paul
 
Posts: 512
Joined: 02 Aug 2011, 11:37
Location: Lancashire, England.

Re: Some metalwork and crafting

Postby Paul » 17 Nov 2013, 02:42

Crosses.
Attachments
Three Crosses.jpg
Spear-end Cross 2.jpg
Scrolled Cross.jpg
Scrolled cross.
Paul
 
Posts: 512
Joined: 02 Aug 2011, 11:37
Location: Lancashire, England.

Re: Some metalwork and crafting

Postby Paul » 17 Nov 2013, 02:45

More crucifixes and a Troll Cross.

I only made the scrolled cross and the troll cross today. Both need minor tweaking and polishing.
Attachments
Troll Cross.jpg
Tapered Cross.jpg
Spear-end Cross.jpg
Paul
 
Posts: 512
Joined: 02 Aug 2011, 11:37
Location: Lancashire, England.

Re: Some metalwork and crafting

Postby Paul » 17 Nov 2013, 02:49

Forge Tools.
Attachments
Stake anvil 3.jpg
Stake anvil. Very old, very rare.
Leg vice.jpg
Blacksmith's leg vice.
German Blacksmith's Hammer.jpg
Recently purchased 1kg German blacksmith's hammer on anvil.
Paul
 
Posts: 512
Joined: 02 Aug 2011, 11:37
Location: Lancashire, England.

Re: Some metalwork and crafting

Postby Paul » 17 Nov 2013, 02:53

More forge tools.
Attachments
Brew!.jpg
Most important tool of all. Tea - on the drill press bed!
Cross pein hammer.jpg
Favourite hammers on anvil. The 1.5lb ball-pein is a classic tool.
New Forge Pit.jpg
Small coal forge aglow. Air blast from underneath.
Paul
 
Posts: 512
Joined: 02 Aug 2011, 11:37
Location: Lancashire, England.

Re: Some metalwork and crafting

Postby Paul » 17 Nov 2013, 03:04

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.
Paul
 
Posts: 512
Joined: 02 Aug 2011, 11:37
Location: Lancashire, England.

Next

Return to Introductions

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests

cron

User Menu

Login Form

This site costs £100 per year to run and makes no money.

If you would like to make a small contribution to help pay for the web hosting, you can do so here.

Who is online

In total there are 0 users online :: 0 registered, 0 hidden and 0 guests (based on users active over the past 5 minutes)
Most users ever online was 175 on 12 Jan 2015, 18:23

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests
Copyright © Western Defence. All Rights Reserved.