I’ve not posted an in-depth project step by step in some time.
The project started with a set of dimensions (24″x16″ with 7″ clearance underneath) given to me. Then I presenting various designs and features.
I began work with two of the forged elements out of 1/2″ round.
It was great fun to make and as always a learning experience. I’ve got to make one for myself next!
*To be proofed at some poin
Cheers to the holiday season from your local blacksmith. — at The Holiday Light Store of Raleigh, NC – Year round Christmas light display.
A bearded sea Barron who bares a slight resemblance to a young St. Nick has been bashing out frames for Christmas lights.
Being the scraggly pirate Blacksmith I am.. making some really cool things out of metal is the best way to spend the holidays.. you may know I love working with steel. If festive decoration is your thing “The Holiday light store” carries lots of fun stuff like Santa shimmying down a chimney (animated legs a flailing), reindeer, castles, planes, trains and helicopters… dolphins and pumpkins with Santa hats, presents, golf clubs (Yes!), Santa’s and elves of every variety.. Dinosaurs… a horse, candy of all sorts and more! You’ve got to see it. Even a whole wild west town complete with jail, church, saloon, bank and stables. Custom pieces to boot. Check out the website – The Holiday Light Store! Those of you in the NC area be sure to visit Hill Ridge Farms for their festival of lights.
I got to help out around the forge and anvil at the Joel lane house again this month for their Christmas open house
Solvar, Erica and I demonstrated flint striker forging and heat treating.
Solvar’s advice to new smiths.