Saturday, April 10, 2010

Blacksmithing begins

Well, winter seems to be over and the day was wonderful.  I spent the day blacksmiting.  Photos to be added later.  I am totally wiped out.  I made a shepards hook, a hot punch tool, and began a replica of a period adze.  I needed to make the punch to make the adze.  Smithing at it's best.  I wanted to make the adze.  The instructor didn't have a punch but said, why don't you make your own.  After 3 hours of forging and tempering I had an awsome tool which I then used to punch the handle hole for the adze. 
Fun fun fun!