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    SlingerDave
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    Post by SlingerDave Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:24 pm



    This was my sixth bodkin ever made so... don't judge too hard. Also, after watching the footage, I did catch myself once with my thumb on top of the hammer. One more thing to fix.
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    Post by OrienM Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:39 am

    Looks good! A very respectable bodkin head. I would recommend getting yourself a cross-peen hammer, which will give you more control while shaping the socket area, but your forging looks nice already.

    Great shop setup you have there, looks like! Very Happy
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    Post by SlingerDave Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:40 am

    Thanks OrienM for the tip and the kind words. I do have a cross-peen in my possession and it shows up at the 2:13 mark, but it was being used off camera at the beginning so I had to work with the other hammer.

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