Another hammer tempering in the oven. Screw baking cakes, the sweetest treats are tools in the oven!
I forged this straight peen striking sledge recently. 7.5 lbs. (handled) from 1045 steel.
The best way to end a shitty day is by dropping a 12 lbs. chunk of steel, corner first on your foot.
1. The Minnehaha, 1874
2. The Glenbervie, 1902
3. SV Granite State / Slate (detail), 1895
4. The Jeanne Gougy, 1962
5. James Gibson at work
6. The Brinkburn, 1898
7. SV Seine, 1900
The absolute idiocy and ignorance of tumblr feminists, cultural marxists and their supportive crowd is astonishing, and quite often delightfully amusing. I just learned that grammar is racist.
Brian Brazeal inspired crane.
Ive admired Brian’s work for some time and quite a while ago he posted the steps on making one of these on Iforgeiron. I made one and it was pretty crappy. I can critique this to death still, but its 50x better than the first. Ive learned a heck of a lot from the knowledge he’s shared online.
Sometimes you just have to do something to see if you can. Now back to my own work…