ElementFe is my trade name for the Guemes Island blacksmith shop; designing, forging, and building handcrafted forged steel and iron furniture, gates, railings, candlesticks, spoons, kitchenware and all manner of repair and fabrication.
Monday, March 03, 2008
The spreading tool keeps breaking where the working part is welded to the handle.
The right way to make these is to take some good steel and just make it from one piece- no welds to break! So into the fire goes a chunk of 5/8" 1045, alongside the trowels.
And here they are, and this afternoon is done! Ready for handles and several lifetimes of work in the garden.