View Full Version : Cool tool making video

09-19-2012, 08:17 PM
This video is very well done. Enjoy.


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09-19-2012, 08:32 PM
This one is good, too. I want one of these slicks. A lot.


Rik van der Vaart
09-19-2012, 08:39 PM
Very cool indeed. People can make beautiful things.

Thad Van Gilder
09-19-2012, 08:49 PM
They are not too bad price wise, either!


09-19-2012, 08:53 PM
Unfortunately their newfound Internet fame (ie Reddit) means they have so many orders they have stopped taking them. There are just three people making the tools and they are sold out. I might just sign up for their waiting list.


09-19-2012, 10:09 PM
Very nice...and very competitive prices. A little less than Barr.

Peter Malcolm Jardine
09-19-2012, 10:30 PM
Wow, what an incredible site. I am not surprised at their success.... the prices are very fair.

09-19-2012, 11:10 PM
In my climate, this lack of finish on any part of the tool spells lots of added maintenance:


Those pits are gathering places for salt air/fog, etc..

If I had one of these, I'd have to take my belt sander to it to remove the pits. The other option would be to fill them with poly.

09-20-2012, 12:09 AM
I've taken a page from Francis Herreshoff and use thin shellac to coat tools and other iron goods. He had a lovely story about taking apart his shotgun and shellacking every last piece then oiling and reassembling it so he could keep it on board. He knew stuff...
I tried it, it works, in fact in a covered (but not heated) environment it will work for several years.
A reversible process, Alcohol will take it right off, but oil won't touch it (I learned that when I was taught French Polish - Hair of the beast (wool) oil of the flower (linseed).

Paul Pless
09-20-2012, 05:42 AM
Unfortunately their newfound Internet fame (ie Reddit) means they have so many orders they have stopped taking them.

Nothing unfortunate. Its good to see honest work rewarded. . .

09-20-2012, 07:20 AM
Great video and beautiful tools and frightening to see someone banging away on red hot steel without safety glasses! I found myself cringing with every hammer blow.


09-20-2012, 03:32 PM
Splitting firewood on a hardy. Cool.

09-20-2012, 04:01 PM
Exquisite video! Quite a different kind of metalworking from what I'm accustomed to- (Machining, CNC, etc.)

Question for you blacksmithy types- early on in the video, he appeared to split the business/sharp end of the head, and then forge-weld it back together. Was that done to refine/strengthen the grain of the metal in the edge area?

09-20-2012, 04:50 PM
He dropped in a piece of harder steel which ended up being the cutting edge. The rest of the axe head is a less britle steel.


09-22-2012, 07:00 AM
Another type of work, quite different but equally impressive .http://vimeo.com/23095780#

12-25-2012, 01:24 PM