BlackSmithing/BladeSmithing

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by KYBOY, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. KYBOY

    KYBOY Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some folks inquired about what all we make here so I thought i would post some pics of our forge work..
    This is a "Squirrel cooker" used to cook foods over a campfire.
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    A campfire Tri-Pod..used to hand pots/pans and dutch ovens over a campfire..Sets up two different ways. Can be used as a "spit"..
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    A Bar-B-Q fork with a leaf twisted around the handle butt..
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  2. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    wow! I'm impressed! VERY nice work! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. KYBOY

    KYBOY Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are a few knives we have made..
    You all have seen this one. It now belongs to bargain [​IMG] Forge welded from a single piece of high carbon steel cable.
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    cable damascus knife with wild cherry wood handles..
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    cable damascus knife with stag handle..
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    this was my dads christmas present..three seperate billets of cable damascus forge welded together..Spalted,quilted maple handles..
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    This knife was made from a railroad spike..My wife sales lots of these..
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  4. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    You and my dad would get along he blacksmiths, too.
    Also nice work. [​IMG]
     
  5. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
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    nice work [​IMG]
     
  6. KYBOY

    KYBOY Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not the best pics but these are from a craft festival my wife set up at..
    A nice utensil set. Spatula,Fork,Spoon and Ladel..Beside it are some steak turners also some "S" hooks and "Drive" hooks.
    The bottom half of a fireplace set..
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  7. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    I ADORE wrought iron and anything that looks like it..your work is GORGEOUS!!!!!!! You could easily sell it on etsy and make a killing..awesome, congrats, very, very nice craftsmanship!!! [​IMG]
     
  8. MullersLaneFarm

    MullersLaneFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Showed this to DH (he's also a blacksmith) and he loves the squirrell cooker. Actually, he's real impressed with the upright that holds it.

    He and our sons built their 1st forge from leftover scrap from the dump, they've made another one that's a bit more refined. DH also built his 2 chamber bellows. It's fashioned after the one at the John Deere Historic site in Grand Detour IL (he was a blacksmith there for a few years).

    I love smithed items. DH forged all my kitchen cabinet pulls.

    There are some of his items on our website
     
  9. KYBOY

    KYBOY Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for all the kind words folks. We appreciate it [​IMG]
    MullersLaneFarm , thats some real nice work. I like the way he used a brass brush to color those leaves with..Thats a nice touch..[​IMG]
     
  10. MullersLaneFarm

    MullersLaneFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep, that brass brush give a real nice, classy finish. I'm glad you recognized it from the poor photos!!

    That pot hanger is one of my favorite items to use. So much easier to hang a bail evenly on that than it is an 'S' hook!
     

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