Hot metal forging (anvil and hammer)


#1

Hello out there. Is anyone into bashing hot metal on an anvil, or perhaps oxy/acetylene welding or brazing?

Just interested to know if there are any more like me (very much an amateur) doing the odd bit for family, friends or neighbours


#2

Hi, I’ve only just joined the forum today and I’m still looking around. I belong to a medieval re-enactment group who specialize in the crafts of the wars of the roses. As well as a Carpender, we also have a Blacksmith, a pole lathe turner, a couple of pewter casters and a spinner.


#3

Hi Bourbon. My plea was really about trying to find someone/anyone on their website who had any kind of interest in working with metal. I’m largely a self-taught amateur, though I guess it was triggered when I did a 7 year apprenticeship, part of which involved day release and evening classes in which I learned to use forging techniques; lathe-work etc. Now that I’m retired I find I have an ongoing list of ‘projects’, part for the family, and partly for friends and neighbours. I was involved in setting up Birmingham’s first Men’s Shed, though discovered that it wasn’t good for my health. Now I’m manufacturing new gate-posts for our front gate (from square mild steel tube, planning and designing a new gravity racer chassis before working it up. I’ve also resurrected jewellery-making and making some simple Christmas gifts for the family. There are loads of things too, on the ‘long-list’, so I hope to live long enough to complete them all! Sorry for the diatribe! All the best with your work! BTW my cousin (also a Rogers) is a keen re-enactment participant. He’s from Nottinghamshire. Dave R.


#4

Hi @Davey44
I going to start metal bashing soon.
I just need to go and pick up an anvil I have been given then I’ll hit buy on a small propane forge.
I did consider making a coal one but can’t be bothered.

I’d mainly like to make some small knives, have a few ideas. Also some other steel stuff like a fire side set.

I plan to braze any joints as I’ve done it before and set up is cheap and simple.

C