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Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 02-13-2019, 07:19 AM
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Posted By Matt Shade
Thanks guys :) Coming up with some different...

Thanks guys :)

Coming up with some different styles is on the agenda. This leaf is very similar to my go to leaf on my leather work as well. I have tap offs/patterns made for it in 2 sizes as...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 02-02-2019, 11:08 PM
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Posted By Matt Shade
Thanks Digr If nothing else, they're fun to...

Thanks Digr
If nothing else, they're fun to make. Its always good stress relief to swing a hammer :)
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 02-02-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,225
Posted By Matt Shade
Once you have a pile of them you can glue them...

Once you have a pile of them you can glue them together and make something neat :)

A purist would forge a scarf on the end of the each stem and then forge weld them together. I forge a scarf on...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 02-02-2019, 10:37 AM
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Views: 1,225
Posted By Matt Shade
3rd heat and its time to flatten the leaf. Start...

3rd heat and its time to flatten the leaf. Start on top of the anvil and just go to town on it, hitting it right in the center. As you reduce the thickness you can start moving your hammer blows...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 02-02-2019, 10:22 AM
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Views: 1,225
Posted By Matt Shade
How to Forge a Leaf

I tried to take some pics while I had the forge going yesterday. Taking progress pics in between heats can be difficult so they aren't the best pics but it gives you an idea of the process.

I...
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