One of the things I have dedicated time to is the process of getting my ABS Journeyman Smith rating. Part of the process for that entails putting a forged blade through a series of performance tests in front of a ABS Master smith. Naturally getting ready for such an event involves practice; so forge a knife test it, repeat until it all works. I’ve had a couple failures one made it almost all the way through the tests but broke at right near 90 degrees in the bend test. Here is a video of my latest practice blade with captions that explains what is required.
Instagram Feed:Some watch lathe collets that were in an estate auction lot I recently won online. Even with buyer's premium, tax, and shipping it was a pretty decent deal. #podforge #watchmaking #toolsAll rewired and back together. I think it looks much more cheerful in the blue. #podforge #wip #watchmaking #tools #toolrescueGot my order of punches earlier in the week and was able to finish the background yesterday. I'll let it sit a couple of days to make it easier to see anything that needs correcting on the background then start shading. #podforge #wip #engraving #handengraved