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A bit of blacksmithing

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So I see some other members on here posting up their artwork, and thought I'd give it a go.

I don't draw, I blacksmith.

Finally got my forge finished, and having a blast!

 

A rose I made for my wife :

 

 

steel_flower_by_pawsoutfitters-d790a6u.j
 

My latest knife:

 

knife_by_pawsoutfitters-d79p3v6.jpg

 

Much more of my work is here on DeviantArt.

 

http://pawsoutfitters.deviantart.com/#

Just thought I'd share a bit.

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Dude, now that's a hobby I can get into... sadly I don't have a forge. Got any pointers for someone wanting to start out on this? (Thankfully a bookstore owner several years back gave me two thick volumes on Metallurgy, for free no less, a fine and charitable man he was.)

 

Also good job on the items, takes a lot of hard work to turn out such things. ^.^

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Thanks for the kind words.

 

I started out with a heavy metal bar for an anvil, a propane torch, a hammer and a set of vice grips.   :(

 

Just start doing it.  The fancy stuff comes later.

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You're welcome sir, so few people doing this anymore (most are reliant on brainless machines to do it), yet it is such a vital field for the modern world, and so useful, a really good forge can turn out parts for vehicles and buildings, and that would be sad to see it go the way of the dodo. I appreciate that you've taken up such a great (and ancient) art for a hobby, and hey if I learn anything cool I'd be happy to share the info.

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This is an art in a sense, but not a visual art in the sense meant by the forum categorization. This is a physical craft and the thread would probably be better suited to the fursuits and crafts board.

 

All that being said, I am very fond of old-timey pre-gunpowder martial technologies. Knives, axes, swords, shields, and clubs are some of my favorite things. Have you made any pieces of armor before?

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I was going to start blacksmithing but i set up a small forge on the edge of a beach and when i came back the next day some teens or children had come through and utterly destroyed the small forge and scattered all my metal that i had collected across the beach (and no the waves didn't get it, it was too high up the beach)

 

good job on the rose, however, i am a knife person myself ;)

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