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    Post by ferdinand Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:24 pm

    Hey there guys!

    I need your knowledge and experience on this one.
    Forging is fun and bodkins are a great way to start.
    But i would like to make more kinds!
    Does anyone have experience forging other types and have pictures to show the steps in the process of making one?
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    Post by ferdinand Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:26 pm

    Really? Nobody?
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    Post by ZigiMan Sun May 05, 2013 6:14 am

    Too bad...
    I'm also interesting on forging other kind of bodkins... If I'll find some info I'll let you know...
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    Post by ferdinand Sun May 05, 2013 6:20 am

    ZigiMan wrote:Too bad...
    I'm also interesting on forging other kind of bodkins... If I'll find some info I'll let you know...
    Thanks man!
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    Post by Rizzar Sun May 05, 2013 6:30 am

    Hey there.
    Problem is, arrowhead smithing is quite exotic.

    And those who are able to do special ones keep the production process secret (cause they earn Money with that).
    But basically, if you find a normal smith, he can tell you how to forge things with different designs and dimensions.
    Put a socket on the other end and done.

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    Post by B.Cheers Sun May 05, 2013 6:54 am

    This might help in some way, these guys sound like they know abit about forging and working metal but more importantly arrowheads but my guess is like many things is that arrowhead forging/smithing would be a trail and error process hence why arrowhead smithers would keep there techniques to them selfs.

    http://paleoplanet69529.yuku.com/topic/38112/How-to-forge-broadheads-trad-arrow-heads#.UYZVKMqJ1qk
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    Post by Basilisk120 Sun May 05, 2013 7:46 pm

    Hey, I was wondering about this as well. I was thinking of making some so was looking for tutorials myself.

    Seems like a fairly simple thing to make, no real tricks to it. Seems most people don't talk about making them because their simple and not that common or popular.

    http://paleoplanet69529.yuku.com/topic/8549/t/Forged-Bodkin-Tutorial.html A nice simple tutorial on Paleoplanet.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBd_-mYKQ4M The first of three video on Bodkin Making. And it makes a great intro into blacksmithing video. The series covers making the drift and tongs. Seems really quite good.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RP3xobTGAy0 An alright video but long and in desperate need of editing.
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    Post by ferdinand Sun May 05, 2013 10:54 pm

    Thanks for all the comments people!!!
    Bodkins is great fun, but the diamond shape broadhead would be soooooo much better!
    I do have a book about forging wich has shapes that come close, maybe i should post a picture and we can add a socket like the bodkin.
    But i wonder about copyright..........

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