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just some simple stuff I've been doing..

Kenon Rain.

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I was going through some pictures on my computer and ran across these.. and wanted to share :)


this is a little wrought iron head I made for my fathers birthday along with a simple knife.. No pictures of the knife, but yeah.. I found the wrought rotting ;) under 3 feet of soil in our backyard.. cool stuff




This was how i asked my girlfriend to prom a year or so ago.. sort of a spur of the moment idea, and was done in the highschool shop with a plasma cutter :P I picked the flower on the way to her house.. worked out well though :)




These are a couple of pendants I made for her and her twin sister, they're low layer damascus etched in ferric.. and some of my first actually.. There were no weld flaws, which I was pretty stoked about :) all carved freeform on my contact wheel of the following ghetto grinder..




This is the ghetto grinder mach 2.. the first one died epically when I in a rage smashed the motor with a beast pair of tongs.. turns out I hit a pretty key part of the motor.. :/ anyway.. its scrap wood, drive wheel I made, bearings I had bought for a legit grinder build, and a motor I found outside.. I bought the contact wheel and belts.. but welded up the tensioner, and track adjustment out of some scrap steel..

It works ok.. better than nothing.. I made it because I was in the middle of a commision when my other died :/




This is my thumb while building ghetto grinder mach 2.. turns out even someone who uses a hammer every day can smash their fingers driving a nail.. I'm an idiot..




This is a charcoal retort I was doing for a steel run.. wasn't worth it in the long run, but was interesting, and the charcoal it made was cool




This is the resulting simple steel reduction of scrap.. never doing it indoors again.. worked well though, turned my scrap wrought I found burried into a carbon bloom




and here's the resulting bloom, pretty solid too, its about the size of a fist




and just a simple blade I had made and ready for heat treatment.. I tried a water quench, and messed up.. I cant remember how but I know it was dumb.. heard the tink, and got angry.. so, there arn't a whole lot of peices left.. in fact I think a few of them may be in the above bloom, or in its brothers...




thanks for looking :)

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Lots of cools tuff there. How come no one like you was in my high school? :mellow:

James Helm - Helm Enterprises, Forging Division


Come see me at the Blade Show! Table 26R.


Proud to be a Neo-Tribal Metalsmith scavenging the wreckage of civilization.


My blog dedicated to the metalwork I make and sell: http://helmforge.blogspot.com/

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