Rehabbed drawshave. The original had no handles and was in pretty rough shape, also had weird ergonomics. Turned new cherry handles and then used the forge to adjust the angle the arms make with the blade. Then had to re-heat treat and temper the blade. Unfortunately, it ended up with a small crack in the blade after the heat treat so I’m not sure how long it’ll last. Oh well, that’s the fun of heat treating an unknown steel. #blacksmithshop#drawshave#toolrepair#woodworking#woodworkingtool#heattreat
I see lots of people these days making treadle hammers these days. There are lots of variations and creative designs! This particular treadle hammer was manufactured long long ago. It has a wedge that holds the head in place, if you remove the wedge you can flip the head around and use the other side of the hammer. Simple ingenuity that is still in play today! I’d like to see more pictures of treadle hammers, especially if they are late 1800’s early 1900’s. #blacksmith#treadle#treadlehammer#anvil#antique#blacksmithing#iwantmore#vintage
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Definitely excited to show you guys this one! The blade is forged from 1095 and is 3.75" long. The handle is stacked leather with brick red spacers and brass fittings. The tang runs the length of the handle and is peeled over the butt cap. I also did a hand stitched leather sheath for it. This one is sold, but don't hesitate to contact me if you'd like to place an order!
Here's a project I've been working on between orders. I forged it from an old nicolson file. The blade is 4.5" long, 1/4" thick and the overall length is 8.25". The handle is purple heart with brass pins and a lanyard tube. This one is available for $220. I can make a hand stitched leather sheath for it as well.
Let me know what you think!