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R.W. Deavers

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  • Birthday 02/23/1974

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  1. Thank you Chris.
  2. Oh yeah, the education I received from this project was well worth the time. Mind you, all of the hammering was done with my three pound hammer.
  3. Thank you Alan, and thank you for your advice on this project, I greatly appreciate it.
  4. Thank you JJ.
  5. From the album Current and past projects

    This rapier was hand forged from recycled materials. The blade was forged from a leaf spring, the basket hilt was forged from railroad spikes then MIG welded, the maple for the handle came from an old buthcer's block, and the pommel was a piece of large diameter bolt.
  6. Finally, after logging in 87 hours plus, the rapier is finally finished. The maple handle has a spiral braided silver wire wrap and the pommel nut was shaped from a scrap piece of railroad spike left over from the basket work. Every project has new learning experiences and this one is the prime example of that. I sincerely want to thank everyone for the advice during this project.
  7. Thank you, and yes I am. The only real issue is going to be the cleanup, but it'll get done.
  8. I did some more work on the basket this morning. So far, it's coming along pretty well.
  9. Absolutely beautiful work! And thank you for posting this as it inspires me to do some ornamental work on my current rapier project.
  10. Today, I got the 'D' guard forged out and fitted, so now, I have a good foundation for the rest of the basket work.
  11. Thanks. Getting there. Once I get all the basic stuff done, then the details start.
  12. And more progress today. I got the pommel shaped and fitted. Tomorrow, I get to continue on the basket work. I needed the pommel so I could index the 'D' guard scroll end. Now, the balance is right about where the blade bevels meet.
  13. I have a good foundation for the basket now. I also got a jump start on the handle as well. The wood for the handle came from an old butcher's block.
  14. Thank you. I try to get pictures when I can, but sometimes, I just get caught up in the build, but I'll keep everyone posted as much as possible.
  15. The hilt build has begun. I've decided to use railroad spikes for the basket. Yes, I know it'll be a long process, but I think it'll be fine. All the pieces will be welded together.