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.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Forging the point, then flattening and shaping it, last photo shows Joe's special method: splitting the end that attaches to the wood shaft.

My son Joe said to me after dinner, "Dad, could we go out to the shop and work on a sphere project I have in mind?"
My mind began going over what you have to do to form a sphere, but when we got there he really wanted to make spear points- much simpler proposition, though there are a number of steps to follow to get a usable one.