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Quick Blacksmithing Project: Make some pumpkin carving tools

Finding a unique little project is always a great excuse for cranking up the forge. When it comes to Autumn and Halloween season everybody carves pumpkins. You can use knives and kitchen implements but you can also smith up some neat little specialty tools like pokers, cutters and scrapers. This is a fun little idea and it works really well.

If you are looking for kids halloween costumes and stuff has a great store for it right here

If You are a Blacksmith you can add a little panache to your Pumpkin Carving

A pumpkin

With a little creativity and some scrap pieces of metal you can make yourself some unique pumpkin carving tools. It is kind of a neat little idea. Always great to find a reason to crank up the forge!

Carving, scraping, poking and reaching inside are some good types of tools to make. Just grab a few pieces of scrap metal and rod stock and you are ready to get creative with it.


The tools

Here are a couple more tools.


The Backyard Blacksmith book The Backyard Blacksmith

The Backyard Blacksmith shows you how -- with some patience and a working knowledge of metals, basic tools, and techniques -- blacksmithing can be easy to learn, and a rewarding hobby. Through instructions and illustrations, readers will learn to make simple tools and useful items, such as nails, hinges, and handles, and also an interesting mix of artful projects, such letter openers, door knockers and botanical ornaments. Written by an expert in blacksmith and metal artist, this book provides readers with a basic understanding of blacksmithing, including an explanation of tools like an anvil, an anvil stand, hammers, and tongs. Heating techniques like coal forging and fire tending are explained in detail, along with different types of metal like wrought iron, cast iron, and steel. You can also buy this book directly from the blacksmith Author Lorelei Sims. Check out her website right here



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