Blair Wheaton's Hammerin 27 Apr 2014

Hammer-in at Blair's newly setup forge in St. Croix. Demo by Scott Hamlin making a Split Cross. Demo by Graham Tourneur and Liam Bray making an axe head.
Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 002  Peter Allen made a custom Belt Grinder : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 003  Belt Grinder idler arm has the adjustment for the tracking. Most parts were plasma cut and the holes tapped to bolt the pieces together. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 007  Liam showing an example of what Scott Hamlin was to demonstrate. Some call it the Francis Whitaker cross, others the Christoph Friedrich cross. Or the Split cross. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 008  Scott welded a handle onto the stock he would be forging. He layed out the cuts in soapstone. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014
Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 010  One of Scott's hot cut chisels. It's a curved shape for cutting through what will be the top of the cross when it's folded out. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 012  Punch marks in preparation to heating and cutting the stock. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 013  Marking the stock. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 014  Part of the crowd. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014
Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 016  Setting up to start cutting. Liam Bray working as the Striker for Scott. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 018  Straight hot cut chisel. Scott will cut and split through slightly over half the length of the square stock. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 019  Striking : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 2014-04-27 11.17.10 MVI 9113
Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 021  Striking : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 022  Checking the cut. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 024 : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 028  Striking. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014
Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 030  Liam had to keep clear of the overhead beam when swinging. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 032  Half way through. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 033  End starting to split open. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 035  Continuing the split. A piece of aluminum plate underneath so the anvil face or tool wouldn't be damaged. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014
Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 036  Time to reheat. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 040 : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 043  After splitting open the end it's time to straighten out the piece and close the split. It will be easier to handle when making the next cut. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 048  Square stock turned 90 degrees and the second cut is started. The 2 cuts will intersect in the middle and create the diamond shape hole in the middle of the cross when its opened up. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014
Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 049  Continuing the cut. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 050  Keep going. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 052  Scott has switched to the curved hot cut in order to cut out the "top" of the cross. He'll cut only half way through the stock turning over 180 degrees to continue the cuts. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 2014-04-27 11.52.36 MVI 9138
Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 053  Making the straight cut. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 055  Continue with the straight cut. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 056  Curved hot cut again. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 057  Curved hot cut. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014
Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 058  Curved hot cut. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 059  Time to reheat. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 060  Checking his work before continuing. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 061  Cutting. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014
Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 062  Cutting. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 063 : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 064  Getting intense. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 065 : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014
Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 066 : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 067 : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 068 : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 069 : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014
Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 070  Plate is back on the anvil so they're cutting through. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 071 : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 072 : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 075 : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014
Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 077 : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 079 : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 083  Cutting free the top of the cross from the body of the stock. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 086  Closeup of Scott's piece he made at his shop. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014
Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 087  Deepening the cut. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 088 : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 089  Cut free. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 2014-04-27 12.32.28 MVI 9177
Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 091  Top split opened up to become the arms (Patibulum in Latin)  and the bottom split becomes the upright (Stipes in Latin). : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 092  Flattening the cross. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 093  Close up of the opened cross. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 094 : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014
Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 097 : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 098  Ready to lead the flock. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 099  An example of a trade axe with wrought iron head and carbon steel bit. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 100 : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014
Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 102  The material for the axe head is from a wrought iron anchor chain link found on the bottom of Louisbourg Harbour. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 104  Flattening out the iron. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 105  Straightening the edges of the iron. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 107 : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014
Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 108  Flattening. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 109  Starting to double it over to make the axe eye and the sides of the axe head. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 110 : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 111  Evening the ends. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014
Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 112 : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 113 : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 114 : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 115 : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014
Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 116 : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 117 : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 118 : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 119 : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014
Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 120  Opening it up again. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 121 : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 125  Tapering the ends where the bit will be forge welded into. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 126 : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014
Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 127  Folding together. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 128 : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 2014-04-27 14.34.44 MVI 9220  Drawing and taperin the piece that will be the high carbon bit. Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 130  Cutting off the bit from the leaf spring. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014
Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 131  Spreading out the sides to fit the bit in. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 132  Fitting the bit. The buried end of the bit had spurs chiseled into it to help hold it in place. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 133  Tapping it into place. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 135  Almost there. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014
Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 139  Applying flux for the forge welding. Graham will put it back into the fire and bring it to forge welding heat. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 2014-04-27 14.50.44 MVI 9230  Forge welding the bit between the sides of the head. Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 142  Refining the shape of the Axe blade. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 143 : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014
Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 144 : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 146  Fluxing and heating again. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 2014-04-27 14.59.34 MVI 9241 2014-04-27 15.03.20 MVI 9243
Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 149  Drifting the eye. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 150 : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 151  Shaping the eye with the drift in. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 152 : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014
Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 154 : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 155 : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 156 : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 159  Forging the head and bit. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014
Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 160 : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 2014-04-27 15.19.24 MVI 9265  Another heat and more flux applied. Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 172  Drawing out the bit. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 174 : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014
Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 175  Smoothing it out. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 176 : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 177 : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 179  Refining the shape of the eye. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014
Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 180 : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 181 : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 182  Another closeup of Peter Allen's grinder. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 183 : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014
Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 184  Peter giving a talk about his grinder. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 186  The shop/ : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 189 : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 190  No that's not beer, it's Iron-In-the-Hat. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014
Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 191 : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 193  Blair's winnings. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 194  Blair's chimney is a an example of what you can find on Kijij. All stainless steel I believe. : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014 Blair Wheaton 27 Apr 195  * : Events, Topics, Blacksmith, Location, MBA, People, St_Croix, 2014
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