Several areas

Truck drum forge with spa bath blower (far too powerful), plus variable speed controller. Blower in wooded insulated case under the work table behind. Seen her modifying a hammer.

Wrought iron gate - partially finished

Several aspects

    • 5mm x 30 mm frame is drilled - unable to heat rods satisfactorily to drive a punch through inboard from ends

    • 'dowels' - shoulders formed with jig containing two hardened blocks of tooling steel - then onto swage block

Home made throatless shears as based on the 'Beverley Shear'.

    • Table from 25mm mild steel - oxyacetylene cut. Leave a 25mm square 'rod' such that the plate can be inserted into anvil hardy hole

    • grind down throat underneath

    • Mill a offset for the bottom blade

    • drill holes for adjustment screws

    • heat to red - then with sledge hammer to bend offset

    • make blades from tooling steel - about 7mm thick - soften, drill screw holes (with offsets) in top blade and then re-harden + temper

    • Top jaw - 10mm steel with further 10mm steel welded at base (to support blade)

    • The handle was from shears I cannabalised