Smithing

last updated: November 2005

Bronze casting

Some so-far unsuccessful attempts at bronze casting, in sand and cuttlefish bone

Funnel Vase

Funnel vase - view of mouth

Funnel vase

Vase, forged from steel tube

Hand-smithing Titanium

Cloak pins

Forged iron and mithril cloak pins

Cloak pins

Some cloak pin clasps in a LARPer / re-enactor stylee. Two of these are steel, one is mithril (or titanium, to you mundanes). I've since done some more steel ones, this time darkening them with a chemical bluing.

Bracelet

More titanium smithing

The real piece is much lighter in colour than these quick photos

Titanium bracelet

Titanium bracelet

Titanium bracelet

Titanium bracelet

Titanium bracelet

Titanium bracelet

Titanium bracelet

Titanium bracelet

Joiner's Chest

Forged iron chest handle

LARPing chest

As a travelling chest for possible LARPing episodes, I refurbished an old and very tired joiner's chest. The chest was made from roughly nailed pine boards, which now had many splits to repair and a large section missing from the lid. The finish is black bitumen paint. As seating, the lid is now upholstered with tarred canvas.

The original chest had no handles, so I forged a couple of steel ones.

Sundial

Sundial

Sundial

A slot-gnomon equinoctial sundial.

Clue Iron

Clue Iron

Clue Iron

Get a Flaming Clue.

Brazing Hearth

A very simple brazing hearth.