The following is a selection of pictures without much in the way of an explanation as it would be along the lines of 'making the steel really hot', 'bashing it with a hammer', 'bashing it with a different hammer' and 'curling it into a spiral!' all of which certainly have technical terms that I am wholly ignorant of. Nonetheless -- I present blacksmithing fun!
|tools!! clockwise from bottom left: original steel rod to be fashioned, forge, oil cans, anvil and mini anvil and in the center, the anvil in all its glory with zillions and zillions of nifty hammers.|
|heating and hammering and shaping! oh my!|
|Clockwise from top left: removing the excess, rolling the scroll, adding the twist, more with the scroll. As you can see, Kel loves trees.|
|ye old fancy spork. Pretty damn awesome, if I say so myself.|
Kel has yet to start a blog of his own, but he does have an etsy shop where you can see more of his work. (look at the prior sales section to see his knives)