Mild Steel

Your common and garden everyday steel. Good working properties but needs protecting from rust

Chasing and Repoussé

Chasing and Repoussé

Earlier in the year, I mentioned that I had a new book and was experimenting with a new technique called repoussé. This had allowed me to create a primitive medal for the PSTOIC annual get together. Since then I’ve read

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Mini Project – Wire Management Cube

Mini Project - Wire Management Cube

Stuart from Tool Guyd mentioned some slotted metal cubes that can be used to help keep your cables under control. https://d2pq0u4uni88oo.cloudfront.net/projects/1949381/video-572225-h264_high.mp4 He made a statement about how he wasn’t sure how you could make one of these without a mill

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Making a spoon

Making a spoon

On international women’s day, I put a shout out for all the women blacksmiths and welders I know on twitter. The result was a request from welder Stephanie from ASingleSpoon for a spoon for her project. My first thought was

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TIG Welding – Thick and thin

TIG Welding - Thick and thin

My latest welding experiment was some 1mm stainless steel strips to some 5mm mild steel square bar. Joining thick and thin has previously caused me problems when welding with MIG and I’m not sure how it copes with mixed materials.

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What no Metrix Hex!

What no Metrix Hex!

I was thinking of making the pin components for the knurling tool out of 8mm A/F hexagon bar so the heads could be used with a spanner for tightening. The pins provide the pivots for the arms and also the

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