Hammer-in Deer Hill Forge

Hammer-in at Deer Hil Forge, December 7th 2013
Start of Hammer-in, with Paul Fontaine : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA Horse Head Fire Poker : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA Forming the Horse Head : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA Defining jawline : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA
Defining jawline : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA 2013-12-07 11.53.34 : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA First cut to form back of head and ears : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA Drawing down to create mane : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA
Punching eyes : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA Reheat : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA And on to the next step : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA Defining the neck : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA
Dividing the ears : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA Getting ready to draw out the stock : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA Rick Bray striking for Paul to draw down the handle : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA Drawing down on horn : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA
Still at it : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA Using flatter to smooth the ridges out : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA Cutting grooves before twisting. : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA Adding grooves on all four sides : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA
Groovy : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA Last one : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA Starting the twist : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA Take out to reheat : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA
Having grooves makes it look like a four strand twist : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA Cutting to length : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA Customer cutter from a sawmill blade : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA Tapering down the end before cutting the tines : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA
Cutting the tines of the poker : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA Different view : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA Spread them out to work on them separately : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA Draw out the points : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA
Using spring fullers to draw down the stock behind the tines : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA Still at it : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA Still at it : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA Using the Inline Treadle Hammer to draw out the stock : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA
Much faster this way : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA Cleaning up the ridges : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA Reheat for next step : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA Note, Make more tools for the treadle hammer... : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA
Well what did you think of that? : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA Paul's Horse Head Fire Poker : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA Close up : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA Paul's jig for forming a snub nose scroll. Inner scroll more open to accommodate the snub nose. : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA
Smoothing out edges : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA Smoothing out edges : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA Wayne Jay : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA Wayne doing a type of joiner. Check US Patent 4631797 : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA
What size do you need? : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA Joinery using pipe ans round stock : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA Trying it under the treadle hammer : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA Compressing the joint : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA
Finished joint, just need to cool it in order to lock it down more : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA The finished joint after dipping it in the slack tub : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA Starting a split cross : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA Forming it to make a star : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA
Spreading it flat : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA Cut the top shorter? : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA Yep, try that : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA Drawing out a point : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA
Paul making a cube element in square stock. : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA Defining the cube : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA Twisting the stock so the cube is 90 degrees out of line with the remainder of the bar : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA Compress the bar to hide the cut grooves : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA
And a simple element to mystify the client : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA Do you put it together from 3 pieces? : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA Making a railing scroll from channel stock. : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA Collapse one end to size of square stock it'll be attached to : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA
After joining the pieces, heat and start scrolling : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA Reheat and continue the scroll : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA End result, very nice : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA This piece looks like a scimitar : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA
Paul discussing the scroll : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA Flattening and smoothing the scroll : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA Eastern European influenced scroll, asymmetrical in form. : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA Bodkin point arrow head by Paul : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA
Some reading going on : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA Paul's last item of the day : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA Punching the eye of the hook : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA Just about done : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA
Finished : 2013, Blacksmith, Deer Hill Forge, MBA