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Tutorial: making a spiral candleholder

I made a video tutorial showing how to make one of my spiral candleholders:  

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Tutorial: making blacksmith’s tongs

Making a pair of blacksmith’s tongs. Order of operations Making the tongs: first set (bit) second set (hinge plate) third set (reins) drawing out the reins Riveting: Punching the rivet hole Making a rivet Riveting Adjusting Starting Material My starting … Continue reading

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How to forge a right angle in a bar

Forging a right angle in a bar is great pratice. I use this technique on the right angle hooks which are great for practicing this. The basic idea is to put a rough bend in the bar by quenching the … Continue reading

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