Been a long 5 months out of the forge while the doctors got things figured out. Back in the forge today and pushed myself to spend the entire day beating up my muscles. Gonna sleep good tonight. Started with something relatively easy: a couple of froes that will be donated to the Creede Arts Council for a fund raiser.
Usually I make these from high carbon steel (leaf springs from a car) because the material is cheap and the froe really holds an edge. However, a bit of wandering through the scrap yards in the San Louis Valley revealed nary a loose leaf. Finally ended up going to the metal store and picking up some mild steel strap. Hopefully these will hold up.
the Mad tinker
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