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.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Next step is to hammer what will be the hook into a long thin point.
Here are the finished blanks marked for trimming- then it's back into the fire to shape the bowl.
When it's nice and hot, it's flexible enough to be sunk into a form, using a round ended hammer, being careful to keep all the edges even.
Then the hook is heated and bent into its final shape, and the spoon is clamped into a vise for cleanup with wire brushes.
Not shown (because it takes two hands) is all the hand hammering to clean up and refine the rough forging that the power hammer does!
And finally, here is a new little family of spoons, resting for a moment on a garden gate arch (next post!)