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:While watchmaking school has been taking up most of my time I did manage to run across and acquire some more pieces to add to my study collection of japanese kinko metal work. #podforge #japanesemetalwork #antique #art #kozukaThe task for today is to practice un-mangling hands and re-setting them on the watch all pretty and sync'd. #podforge #wip #watchmaking #watchmakingschoolTonight's view at the bench, working on a chain out of titanium. Hand formed, cut and welded links. Probably won't get it finished tonight. I love titanium but it can really eat blades. #podforge #wip #watchmaking #handmade #jewelry #titanium