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Blacksmithing by Max

Max has been following my youtube channel for a long time, and has been particularly intererested in the blacksmithing work I do and the tutorials. It has inspired him to learn blacksmithing. And he has done quite well. Here are pictures of some of the projects he has made.

This nice array of work shows one of the great things about blacksmithing. You can make a wholel lot of things including knives, axes, furniture, and much much more.

My thanks go to Max for sharing his work with us.

 

Max has included information about each project for us!

 










The stool was made the same as the table, cut, shape, welt, and wax. However there are some decretive bolts in it. Those were made by drilling a hole in a piece of flat stock that I had cut to 1 by 1 inch. Then I put a bolt through the hole and welded in the shape of a pyramid. I cleaned up the weld on a grinder and then with a hammer. I made a pyramid, but other shapes are possible.
Thank you for putting the pictures on the website. This is a brief description of each project, If you have questions I can expand.

The self handled knife was made out of either a lawn mower blade or a leaf spring. I shaped the blade and then drew out the handle. To get the spirals I heated it up, then clamped it in a vice and rotated. Then kept repeating it but constantly moving where I clamped it down. I heat treated it by heating it up to about 1500 degrees, then quenched it, and then back up to about 500 degrees and quenching it again. I did some light filing to get an edge but left the fire scale on most of the knife.

The rondel blade I made the same as the other knives, accept it doesn't have an edge, It only has the point. The guard and pommel are made out of wood, and the rest of the handle is leather wrap.

The hatchet is made out of a railroad spike. I drifted a hole for the handle in it, then fanned out the other end for the edge. Heat treating went the same as the knives, but tempering was a little hotter then for the knifes.

The table was made similar to the mountain scene, but it being three dimensional made it more difficult. I welded the top and bottom separately, and then put them together.

The stool was made the same as the table, cut, shape, welt, and wax. However there are some decretive bolts in it. Those were made by drilling a hole in a piece of flat stock that I had cut to 1 by 1 inch. Then I put a bolt through the hole and welded in the shape of a pyramid. I cleaned up the weld on a grinder and then with a hammer. I made a pyramid, but other shapes are possible.

The unfinished mountain scene is going to be a decorative piece to put in a window. It can be used as decoration, or as security because it is essentially bars on a window. I started but drawing up a plan, then cutting and shaping the pieces into what they are now. The only steps left are to weld it together, and then melt beeswax on it to protect it from rust.

The draw knife I made out of the same material and in a similar way as the self handled knifes.

The knife with the wooden handle was the first knife I made. I shaped and heat treated it the same as the other two knifes. For the handle I drilled holes in both the tang of the knife and the handle scales. I pined and glued, and then shaped the handle.

The self handled dagger and self handled knife I made out of the same material and made it a similar way. To make the handle I took and angle grinder with a cut off blade and cut down the middle of the tang. Then I spread the pieces and shaped them to where I wanted them. I heat treated it them same as the knife, but I polished it rather then leaving the scale on.

The hook racks I have made a lot of. I start with the hooks. I cut all the pieces and then spent a couple hours shaping hooks. Then I count how many I have and make the back pieces I need. The four I have pictures of are the ones I make most often, but I have done other designs, such as a rams horn, one that looked like fire, and a fish. Once all the pieces are made I rivet them together and heat it up to about 300 degrees and melt beeswax on it.