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2010 BigBLU NC-ABANA Hammer-In at Oakhill Ironworks

 
 
   
The Big BLU NC-ABANA Hammer-In is always a popular spring event and is well attended. For more details from the above see Doug Merkel making a jingle bell Part I.

Here the more than 3 hours of demonstrations is compressed into a little less than 1 hour of video.

 
Making a bell using a pre cut blank. Hot forming in swages and with a makeshift stove bolt dap. Includes blank source and pattern.

Big BLU, NC-ABANA, Doug Merkel, jingle, bell
 
 
 
Jingle Bell part II. Forging long smooth tapers, making smooth bends.

Big BLU, NC-ABANA, Doug Merkel, bell, handle
 
 
 
Doug Merkel making a cloak pin     Time 9:43 min.
Making a classic ancient cloak pin from mild steel. Showing how it works.

Big BLU, NC-ABANA, Doug Merkel, cloak pin
 
Doug Merkel making a jingle bell - Part I
Making a bell using a pre cut blank.
 
Doug Merkel making bell handle - Part II
Forging long smooth tapers, making smooth bends.
 
Doug Merkel making a cloak pin
Making a classic ancient cloak pin. Showing how it works.
 
Doug Merkel preparing an axe     Time 8:35 min.
Making a throwing axe from a farriers rasp. Preparation of the stock up to the welding point.

Big BLU, NC-ABANA, Doug Merkel, axe, rasp
 
 
 
Working 2 inch square stock by hand with a volunteer striker and by power under a Big BLU air hammer.

Big BLU, NC-ABANA, Anderson Phillips, forging
 
 
Doug Merkel preparing an axe
Making a throwing axe from a farriers rasp.
 
Anderson Phillips heavy forging.
Working 2 inch square stock by hand and by power
 



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