Javos Ironworks
Work and Workings from the Ironworks.
Javos Ironworks
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vettemetal:

Switched from 2lb to 4lb hammer and increased forge pressure by 3psi. Dropped time to completion from 45 min per piece to 25 min per piece. This is about 10 minutes in.
#blacksmith #forged #handmade #anvil #hammer
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cjforge:

Forging tong blanks for Quadstate!www.facebook.com/CJForgeBlacksmith #blacksmith #tongs #handmade
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madebyvmworks:

Looks a little more like a feather this time.
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madebyvmworks:

Looks a little more like a feather this time.
http://www.facebook.com/MadeByVMWorks
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kustomsteel:

PRS / Hopkins charity guitar

I was invited to embellish a Paul Reed Smith SE Custom guitar for an auction to benefit Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. All proceeds of the event go directly into a program assisting patients and their families dealing with cancer. Here’s a link to their Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/pages/One-Night-One-Show-One-Cause/272338285116

These pictures show a bit of my process. I started with a tracing of the guitar and worked my drawing out on that. Then I made paper patterns and transferred them to 1/8” steel for the fins, 3/4” for the body. I did some build up welds on the fins prior to cutting them out. I switched to a gouging tip on my plasma cutter to rough out the fish body. From that point on it’s just a lot of grinding, some rebuild welds, then finished with gun blue and penetrol.

Finished project in next post.
kustomsteel:

PRS / Hopkins charity guitar

I was invited to embellish a Paul Reed Smith SE Custom guitar for an auction to benefit Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. All proceeds of the event go directly into a program assisting patients and their families dealing with cancer. Here’s a link to their Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/pages/One-Night-One-Show-One-Cause/272338285116

These pictures show a bit of my process. I started with a tracing of the guitar and worked my drawing out on that. Then I made paper patterns and transferred them to 1/8” steel for the fins, 3/4” for the body. I did some build up welds on the fins prior to cutting them out. I switched to a gouging tip on my plasma cutter to rough out the fish body. From that point on it’s just a lot of grinding, some rebuild welds, then finished with gun blue and penetrol.

Finished project in next post.
kustomsteel:

PRS / Hopkins charity guitar

I was invited to embellish a Paul Reed Smith SE Custom guitar for an auction to benefit Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. All proceeds of the event go directly into a program assisting patients and their families dealing with cancer. Here’s a link to their Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/pages/One-Night-One-Show-One-Cause/272338285116

These pictures show a bit of my process. I started with a tracing of the guitar and worked my drawing out on that. Then I made paper patterns and transferred them to 1/8” steel for the fins, 3/4” for the body. I did some build up welds on the fins prior to cutting them out. I switched to a gouging tip on my plasma cutter to rough out the fish body. From that point on it’s just a lot of grinding, some rebuild welds, then finished with gun blue and penetrol.

Finished project in next post.
kustomsteel:

PRS / Hopkins charity guitar

I was invited to embellish a Paul Reed Smith SE Custom guitar for an auction to benefit Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. All proceeds of the event go directly into a program assisting patients and their families dealing with cancer. Here’s a link to their Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/pages/One-Night-One-Show-One-Cause/272338285116

These pictures show a bit of my process. I started with a tracing of the guitar and worked my drawing out on that. Then I made paper patterns and transferred them to 1/8” steel for the fins, 3/4” for the body. I did some build up welds on the fins prior to cutting them out. I switched to a gouging tip on my plasma cutter to rough out the fish body. From that point on it’s just a lot of grinding, some rebuild welds, then finished with gun blue and penetrol.

Finished project in next post.
kustomsteel:

PRS / Hopkins charity guitar

I was invited to embellish a Paul Reed Smith SE Custom guitar for an auction to benefit Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. All proceeds of the event go directly into a program assisting patients and their families dealing with cancer. Here’s a link to their Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/pages/One-Night-One-Show-One-Cause/272338285116

These pictures show a bit of my process. I started with a tracing of the guitar and worked my drawing out on that. Then I made paper patterns and transferred them to 1/8” steel for the fins, 3/4” for the body. I did some build up welds on the fins prior to cutting them out. I switched to a gouging tip on my plasma cutter to rough out the fish body. From that point on it’s just a lot of grinding, some rebuild welds, then finished with gun blue and penetrol.

Finished project in next post.
kustomsteel:

PRS / Hopkins charity guitar

I was invited to embellish a Paul Reed Smith SE Custom guitar for an auction to benefit Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. All proceeds of the event go directly into a program assisting patients and their families dealing with cancer. Here’s a link to their Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/pages/One-Night-One-Show-One-Cause/272338285116

These pictures show a bit of my process. I started with a tracing of the guitar and worked my drawing out on that. Then I made paper patterns and transferred them to 1/8” steel for the fins, 3/4” for the body. I did some build up welds on the fins prior to cutting them out. I switched to a gouging tip on my plasma cutter to rough out the fish body. From that point on it’s just a lot of grinding, some rebuild welds, then finished with gun blue and penetrol.

Finished project in next post.
kustomsteel:

PRS / Hopkins charity guitar

I was invited to embellish a Paul Reed Smith SE Custom guitar for an auction to benefit Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. All proceeds of the event go directly into a program assisting patients and their families dealing with cancer. Here’s a link to their Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/pages/One-Night-One-Show-One-Cause/272338285116

These pictures show a bit of my process. I started with a tracing of the guitar and worked my drawing out on that. Then I made paper patterns and transferred them to 1/8” steel for the fins, 3/4” for the body. I did some build up welds on the fins prior to cutting them out. I switched to a gouging tip on my plasma cutter to rough out the fish body. From that point on it’s just a lot of grinding, some rebuild welds, then finished with gun blue and penetrol.

Finished project in next post.
kustomsteel:

PRS / Hopkins charity guitar

I was invited to embellish a Paul Reed Smith SE Custom guitar for an auction to benefit Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. All proceeds of the event go directly into a program assisting patients and their families dealing with cancer. Here’s a link to their Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/pages/One-Night-One-Show-One-Cause/272338285116

These pictures show a bit of my process. I started with a tracing of the guitar and worked my drawing out on that. Then I made paper patterns and transferred them to 1/8” steel for the fins, 3/4” for the body. I did some build up welds on the fins prior to cutting them out. I switched to a gouging tip on my plasma cutter to rough out the fish body. From that point on it’s just a lot of grinding, some rebuild welds, then finished with gun blue and penetrol.

Finished project in next post.
kustomsteel:

PRS / Hopkins charity guitar

I was invited to embellish a Paul Reed Smith SE Custom guitar for an auction to benefit Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. All proceeds of the event go directly into a program assisting patients and their families dealing with cancer. Here’s a link to their Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/pages/One-Night-One-Show-One-Cause/272338285116

These pictures show a bit of my process. I started with a tracing of the guitar and worked my drawing out on that. Then I made paper patterns and transferred them to 1/8” steel for the fins, 3/4” for the body. I did some build up welds on the fins prior to cutting them out. I switched to a gouging tip on my plasma cutter to rough out the fish body. From that point on it’s just a lot of grinding, some rebuild welds, then finished with gun blue and penetrol.

Finished project in next post.
kustomsteel:

PRS / Hopkins charity guitar

I was invited to embellish a Paul Reed Smith SE Custom guitar for an auction to benefit Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. All proceeds of the event go directly into a program assisting patients and their families dealing with cancer. Here’s a link to their Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/pages/One-Night-One-Show-One-Cause/272338285116

These pictures show a bit of my process. I started with a tracing of the guitar and worked my drawing out on that. Then I made paper patterns and transferred them to 1/8” steel for the fins, 3/4” for the body. I did some build up welds on the fins prior to cutting them out. I switched to a gouging tip on my plasma cutter to rough out the fish body. From that point on it’s just a lot of grinding, some rebuild welds, then finished with gun blue and penetrol.

Finished project in next post.
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madebyvmworks:

Feels like a shame to paint this. The colors are quite nice.
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doyoulikevintage:

Garages, Shops and Workspaces
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dirtysmith:

"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can." -#ArthurAshe #blacksmith #toolporn #motivational (at www.dirtysmith.com)
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biltsharp:

The small wheel attachment is one of the most important tools I own. Its perfect for getting in the tight finger spots and comes in handy for file work patterns too. I guess I could do this with files and rasps, but then again my names not Ishmael. #morepowerruhrurhruh
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madebyvmworks:

Patterns for a silverware set I’m building.
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Saturday night shop session.
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cloverdaleforge:

A run of stokers with handles fresh from the tumbler. #blacksmith #fire #firetool
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faramforge:

Experimenting with forged brooches. One Baltic yet unfinished and the other more of an abstract fibula #forging #blacksmithing
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madebyvmworks:

This is supposed to be a feather but turned out looking more like a leaf. Added the first photo to show how far the material moves when fullering.
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madebyvmworks:

This is supposed to be a feather but turned out looking more like a leaf. Added the first photo to show how far the material moves when fullering.
http://www.facebook.com/MadeByVMWorks
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faramforge:

Only 4 more available days to work in my little shop then off to Latvia for over a month. Bringing my main hand hammer and hoping to meet at least a couple smiths between there, Estonia and Finland that will let me forge. #tools #blacksmithing #latvia
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madebyvmworks:

1/2 inch drift into 3/8 bar. 
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