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Blood Sweat Tears and Grease => Projects => Other Projects => Topic started by: JustinLonghorn on Mar 01, 2017, 11:07:12

Title: Blacksmithing, Bladesmithing, forging
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Mar 01, 2017, 11:07:12
So, I know at least a couple guys on this forum dabble in the smithing. I decided to give it a go.

Built a small forge:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v38/wetherbe/20170216_160254_zpsifacg0op.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/wetherbe/media/20170216_160254_zpsifacg0op.jpg.html)

A new to me 1930 Forge blower with original rheostat:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v38/wetherbe/Mobile%20Uploads/20170226_181022_zpsjsldnoeg.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/wetherbe/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20170226_181022_zpsjsldnoeg.jpg.html)

Beat the shit out of a railroad spike the other day. It is really starting to take shape.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v38/wetherbe/20170226_183020_zpsrzkpmem8.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/wetherbe/media/20170226_183020_zpsrzkpmem8.jpg.html)

After lots and lots of filing.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v38/wetherbe/20170228_205745_zpsslxnjz1o.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/wetherbe/media/20170228_205745_zpsslxnjz1o.jpg.html)

I'll post up other projects as they come along.

Show me what y'all have been working on.
Title: Re: Blacksmithing, Bladesmithing, forging
Post by: HURCO550 on Mar 01, 2017, 12:05:56
whoop there it is.

Awesome man. Whenever you need to gut someone that looks at you wrong, youll be ready
Title: Re: Blacksmithing, Bladesmithing, forging
Post by: VonYinzer on Mar 01, 2017, 17:46:49
You need a belt sander...
Title: Re: Blacksmithing, Bladesmithing, forging
Post by: SONIC. on Mar 01, 2017, 18:01:02
HF 1" belt sander is 40 bucks.
I use one 2-3 hrs a day every day and it hasn't let me down yet.
Title: Re: Blacksmithing, Bladesmithing, forging
Post by: Rider52 on Mar 01, 2017, 18:14:21
You are doing good! Normally smiths start making S hooks and nails. If you can beat something into a round shape you are on the right track. The HF belt sander's are hit and miss. Some of them don't have enough power to knock off loose rust. You can build your own belt sander and have something that will work all the time. Wayne Goddard a noted bladesmith wrote a book titled "$50 Knife Shop". It's a really good guide to building up your equipment on a budget. http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/wayne-goddards-50-knife-shop-revised-wayne-goddard/1018008502
Title: Re: Blacksmithing, Bladesmithing, forging
Post by: trek97 on Mar 01, 2017, 19:41:41
Very cool bud!  I need a smooth bore swamped octagon rifle barrel in .75 cal and 42in long.   8)

Ive got a vhs-dvd of this.  An hour of the most amazing tv you will ever watch!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAzJOULyx5c
Title: Re: Blacksmithing, Bladesmithing, forging
Post by: cbrianroll on Mar 01, 2017, 21:16:19
Cool beans man, your killing it!
Title: Re: Blacksmithing, Bladesmithing, forging
Post by: SONIC. on Mar 01, 2017, 21:43:18
I cannot believe I just sat and watched that entire video.
That guy is a boss  :o
Title: Re: Blacksmithing, Bladesmithing, forging
Post by: trek97 on Mar 02, 2017, 07:57:40
I cannot believe I just sat and watched that entire video.
That guy is a boss  :o

its always mind blowing for me to watch it.

If I remember correctly, he made his first gun (a pistol) when he was like 14yo.   8)
Title: Re: Blacksmithing, Bladesmithing, forging
Post by: Joon-yah on Mar 02, 2017, 12:16:54
Nice Jussy..I dabble in the smithing also. Here's a few of my projects,mainly knives. The demascuc I made for my Kung fu teacher that celebrated his 60th Bday n 50 years of Kung fu. The other was a skinning knife made from an old file.
Title: Re: Blacksmithing, Bladesmithing, forging
Post by: canyoncarver on Mar 02, 2017, 12:23:22
I'm in.  I love smithing videos on the yoobtube.  I'd love to see peoples forge setups and specs. 
Title: Re: Blacksmithing, Bladesmithing, forging
Post by: Kamn on Mar 02, 2017, 12:31:28
This is an awesome thread
Thanks for starting this Justin.......and keep the pics coming
Title: Re: Blacksmithing, Bladesmithing, forging
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Mar 02, 2017, 19:32:54
Started on this today:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v38/wetherbe/Mobile%20Uploads/20170302_164434_zpsuufanhwe.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/wetherbe/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20170302_164434_zpsuufanhwe.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Blacksmithing, Bladesmithing, forging
Post by: trek97 on Mar 02, 2017, 19:35:57
Ok now THAT is BAD ASS!
Title: Re: Blacksmithing, Bladesmithing, forging
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Mar 04, 2017, 16:57:21
Tried my hand at a bottle opener. I need real chisels and drifts.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v38/wetherbe/20170304_125155_zpsryulkzlk.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/wetherbe/media/20170304_125155_zpsryulkzlk.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Blacksmithing, Bladesmithing, forging
Post by: SONIC. on Mar 06, 2017, 16:14:09
It's a snake horse!
 8)
Title: Re: Blacksmithing, Bladesmithing, forging
Post by: Joon-yah on Mar 06, 2017, 17:31:52
It's a snake horse!
 8)
shut your mouth
Title: Re: Blacksmithing, Bladesmithing, forging
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Mar 09, 2017, 13:18:20
Quickly ran out of coal/heat, so it ended up very rough, but I made a leaf pendant for my daughter. Started as 1/2" Round stock.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v38/wetherbe/20170308_154756_zpsxgw0tvta.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/wetherbe/media/20170308_154756_zpsxgw0tvta.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Blacksmithing, Bladesmithing, forging
Post by: HURCO550 on Mar 09, 2017, 16:18:07
This is cheating as I no longer have a true forge, but I made this "hammer of Thor" compete with a rubik twist handle. Still have to make a stand for it though.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170309/369573088a4a98e22b734060e68a7e7b.jpg)
Title: Re: Blacksmithing, Bladesmithing, forging
Post by: Tune-A-Fishİ on Mar 09, 2017, 17:50:21
Tig forged?


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Title: Re: Blacksmithing, Bladesmithing, forging
Post by: Brodie on Mar 10, 2017, 03:34:52
Oh damn, I only just realized that bottle opener was a horse.
Title: Re: Blacksmithing, Bladesmithing, forging
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Mar 10, 2017, 07:04:20
Oh damn, I only just realized that bottle opener was a horse.

Ha, I ain't the greatest artist.

And Levi, the Hammer of Thor is beautiful, man. I might try to put a Rubik's twist on something soon.
Title: Re: Blacksmithing, Bladesmithing, forging
Post by: canyoncarver on Mar 10, 2017, 12:13:20
I recently picked up Wayne Goddards book $50 Knife shop.  It's worth it.  Great stuff in there.
Title: Re: Blacksmithing, Bladesmithing, forging
Post by: ncologerojr on Mar 10, 2017, 20:06:51
Pretty cool stuff guys. I've been thinking of trying my hand at forging/blacksmithing. This is some pretty good motivation!
Title: Re: Blacksmithing, Bladesmithing, forging
Post by: Luugo86 on Mar 10, 2017, 22:42:37
 Cool thread, I've recently been messing around with this in my shop as well. First project was a tomahawk forged from a wrench
Title: Re: Blacksmithing, Bladesmithing, forging
Post by: Luugo86 on Mar 11, 2017, 12:12:53
  I made the stand for my little propane forge, I will upload some photos. If anyone is thinking about getting into this hobby and wants or needs a stand for their forge I am more than willing to make these for anyone on DTT, just send me a message.
Title: Re: Blacksmithing, Bladesmithing, forging
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Mar 18, 2017, 16:25:38
Very nice man. I almost went with propane, and still might someday.

So, I made a Gandalf bottle opener today.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v38/wetherbe/20170318_142745_zpsv1uxtyf3.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/wetherbe/media/20170318_142745_zpsv1uxtyf3.jpg.html)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v38/wetherbe/20170318_142736_zpscgvrjvcb.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/wetherbe/media/20170318_142736_zpscgvrjvcb.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Blacksmithing, Bladesmithing, forging
Post by: trek97 on Mar 18, 2017, 18:25:45
Haha, its cool bro! (http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/11494-200816163635.png)
Title: Re: Blacksmithing, Bladesmithing, forging
Post by: datadavid on Mar 19, 2017, 14:36:21
I've dabbled enough to have gone through 3 years blacksmithing school and a 1,5 year international welder education, and been working ten years as a coded welder now. Still havent built up my own shop but just bought a house with plenty of land to build it on so.. soon i'll be swinging hammers again. First project will be casting a concrete floor plate, then i'll bring out the big old industrial welder and fabricate a steel frame. Will be quite a job.
Title: Re: Blacksmithing, Bladesmithing, forging
Post by: cbrianroll on Aug 12, 2017, 01:16:11
How's everones forging going? I'm finally gonna make a "coffee can" one. Any advice or tips?
Title: Re: Blacksmithing, Bladesmithing, forging
Post by: Luugo86 on Aug 12, 2017, 03:36:21
 Been messing with this... got a box of 7inch railroad spikes from ebay and a few big ass wrenches
Title: Re: Blacksmithing, Bladesmithing, forging
Post by: Luugo86 on Aug 12, 2017, 19:16:48
Been messing with this... got a box of 7inch railroad spikes from ebay and a few big ass wrenches

   Not sure if these photos worked.
Title: Re: Blacksmithing, Bladesmithing, forging
Post by: Luugo86 on Aug 12, 2017, 19:17:36
Try again
Title: Re: Blacksmithing, Bladesmithing, forging
Post by: trek97 on Aug 12, 2017, 23:53:21

   Not sure if these photos worked.

I can see all the pics.  Very neat stuff.
Title: Re: Blacksmithing, Bladesmithing, forging
Post by: Luugo86 on Aug 13, 2017, 01:20:10
 Thanks man.. an essential addition to any man's zombie apocalypse arsenal.
Title: Re: Blacksmithing, Bladesmithing, forging
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Aug 13, 2017, 14:09:09
Made this Karambit for my brother:

(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/2422-130817120809.jpeg)
Title: Re: Blacksmithing, Bladesmithing, forging
Post by: trek97 on Aug 13, 2017, 16:42:32
Made this Karambit for my brother:

(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/2422-130817120809.jpeg)

Thank god you didnt use a 10mm for that.  Damned thing woulda been lost before you got a pic.
Title: Re: Blacksmithing, Bladesmithing, forging
Post by: Luugo86 on Aug 13, 2017, 16:45:29
Made this Karambit for my brother:

(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/2422-130817120809.jpeg)

 That's pretty sweet looking Justin. Was it difficult to get that long curve in there?
Title: Re: Blacksmithing, Bladesmithing, forging
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Aug 13, 2017, 19:21:08
I just did the curve before I did the beveling of the blade. Not too bad.
Title: Re: Blacksmithing, Bladesmithing, forging
Post by: advCo on Aug 14, 2017, 01:59:02
Made this Karambit for my brother:

(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/2422-130817120809.jpeg)

Came out rad. This belongs in the toolbox on the XL.