Christmas gifts from my Pop!

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by TrainNut, Dec 29, 2006.

  1. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

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    My father has recently taken up blacksmithing and wanted to give me something of his efforts rail related. In the first shot, you can see that he forged a knife out of a chunk of steel. Any guesses on what the piece of steel was before it became a knife? The answer is right before your eyes!
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    The second is an ice pick. He also made the handle from a chunk of firewood laying around down in the woodyard.
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  2. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

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    WOW! he should sell those! He'd make some big buck$!! :thumb: those are awesome!
  3. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    A very thoughtful gift indeed. And yes, it's not difficult to see what they're made from which makes them all the more precious.:thumb:
  4. nkp174

    nkp174 Active Member

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    Extra cool to see the combination of both of your interests in the gifts.
  5. zedob

    zedob Member

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    Wow, smithing in Pheonix! Brutal!

    Nice work. i'm impressed with the knife. Excellent job for a beginner.
  6. MadModeler

    MadModeler Member

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    WOW! jawdrop jawdrop jawdrop jawdrop jawdrop jawdrop jawdrop

    Yes, I see what he made them out of! I won't ruin the surprise for others but very appropriate! Your Pop did a great job! I am amazed! :cool:
  7. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

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    That's really good!
  8. Illus

    Illus Member

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    That knife is sweet! The hammer is a good idea too!
  9. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Not hard though... I hear you just leave stuff sitting around in a sunny spot. It's ready to work in 30 minutes or so... ;) :D sign1

    Great stuff. I agree that there might be a (niche) market for this equipment


    Andrew
  10. liven_letdie

    liven_letdie Member

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    Those look like anti-rivet counter tools in my opinion sign1 Neat stuff :thumb: