Rebar grilling fork with bottle opener

Forged rebar grilling fork and bottle opener.
Forged rebar grilling fork and bottle opener.
Forged rebar grilling fork and bottle opener.
Forged rebar grilling fork and bottle opener.
Forged rebar grilling fork and bottle opener.
Forged rebar grilling fork and bottle opener.
Forged rebar grilling fork and bottle opener.
Forged rebar grilling fork and bottle opener.

$20 shipped inside the USA

Mini Unicorn Horn Bottle Opener

**Don’t worry, unicorn horns grow back. I tagged it and released it back into the wild. No unicorn colts or fillies were captured** Made from fragments of adult unicorn horns these are designed as a product these are tried, true, repeatable and affordable. While not one of a kind like those in the full sized Unicorn horn bottle opener; each lid lifter is hand forged with a tiny scroll and is unique in some small way. You'll never see one like it on the self of your local stop and shop. A craft beer won't taste better with my bottle opener, but it'll feel better - Greg D. PriceSmith
**Don’t worry, unicorn horns grow back. I tagged it and released it back into the wild. No unicorn colts or fillies were captured**
Made from fragments of adult unicorn horns these are designed as a product these are tried, true, repeatable and affordable. While not one of a kind like those in the full sized Unicorn horn bottle opener; each lid lifter is hand forged and is unique in some small way. You’ll never see one like it on the self of your local stop and shop.
A craft beer won’t taste better with my bottle opener, but it’ll feel better – Greg D. PriceSmith

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Cable welded jewlery

Forge welded cable jewelry.
Forge welded cable jewelry.
Forge welded cable jewelry.
Forge welded cable jewelry.
Forge welded cable jewelry.
Forge welded cable jewelry.
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With only a light etch barely highlighting the strands of steel.
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With only a light etch barely highlighting the strands of steel.

A few months back I welded up a bunch of steel cable and forged this little bracelet. I’ve made a few more since. This one is still my favorite.

Talk like a pirate day. And Bottle openers.

Ahoy! You may or may not be aware.. but we’re pirate people. Now I’m not for all the rapein’ an piligin’ we’re usually associated with. Ye be thinkin’ what be a pirate if ‘e ain’t robbin’ lasses of their booty an stealin’ everythin’ that ain’t tied down?
Freedom.. well to me alas pirates were only moderately scurvier or doggier than those sanctioned sailin’ men. And they often had more rights, ‘ell women were know to turn to the less than noble trade of piracy. Sure there were rules, but the sea.. twas often a satiable alternative to tyranny. That is my way of seein’ it anyway.
The pirate Lafitte was an American hero of sorts who just so happened to be co-proprietor of a blacksmith shop. Aye.. I’m at least third in a list of notable pirate blacksmiths, but Will Turner the barnacled belly-acher wasn’t even a real person!

I’ve never talked about it ‘ere but we actually had a pirate themed weddin’ where I made many of the cutlery and some of the decor early in me blacksmithin’ career.

Avast! Look at that captin’ of my heart Captin’ Redd my love an’ my mateys.
..They’re a motley crew of all types the lot of ’em and the best friends and family I could hope for!

So today ye should remember the five “A’s” as ye talk like a pirate. An dress like one too if yer’ ‘eart desires. ‘ell even drink like a pirate if ye be of age. An’ always remember to stay young at heart no matter how old ye get. Takin’ life to seriously will only get ye missin’ the ocean for all the waves so to speak.

Check out thepiratebay and download the new album by Ye Banished Privateers they’ve chosen to give it away at a fittin’ source. It’s good ‘ol pirate folk Irish punk.. what ever that be.. They give just a wee bit o’ advice for today on grog:

I’ve started doin’ skulls a bit differently these days. Even working on gettin’ the crossbones in there.
A bottle opener doesn’t have to look like a bottle opener.
I wish I got a picture of it before I gifted it. But alas, twas the last thing on my mind. Here it is almost complete.

-Pirate Greg

A flower candleholder wall hook

I made this flower candle holder and wall hook not so long ago. Here’s how:
I started by forging a leaf out on the end of a piece of flatbar
I then forge welded about 21″ of the bar stock over onto itself. I tapered the end and cut a small indent close to halfway to prepare for the next weld.
I folded it over once again and forge welded it.
After welding was complete I started to form a fishtail with the crosspein.
The bar is now about 1/2″x1/2″ and I still needed to punch a hole and trim the fishtail with a chisels (not photoed)
The bar was then folded and welded for a third time. This is a bit more time-consuming than jump welding smaller stock to a 1/2″x1/2″ base would be I imagine, but the finished product would look different.
I forged the hook and I can start shaping the stem to the flower. When bending the hook I noticed it was about 20 degree off horizontally when mounted flat on the wall. Instead of straightening it out and redoing it I just twisted it to the right angle. This gave an undesirable line that I refined later.
The bulk of the work is done.
This isn’t an occult blacksmithing ritual. I cut out a small semi-circle for the flower and drew a star to mark the pedals.
I used snips and a punch to form the flower. It took a little sanding too.
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A crosspein on a stump gave the pedals texture.
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I cut off the excess stem and bent it around to secure the flower. (You can also see a steak turner I made a while before I could finish the hook and candle holder).
These little scented candles come with a thin metal pan that I glued into the center of the flower using JB-weld.

I’ll get a better picture of it mounted sometime soon I hope.
I’ve got some more projects to post eventually and some more how-to stuff too.
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–Greg