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Old 10-28-2010, 11:51 AM
Tai Google Tai Google is offline
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Frog and Fish

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Toad sticker (10 inches OAL)

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Old 10-28-2010, 01:36 PM
Tai Google Tai Google is offline
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Here?s what the gig looks like mounted on a shaft made from a saguaro cactus rib I found in the desert around my land.

I made the hole for the 90 degree bend in the tang with the point of the gig, cut the groove for the shaft and made some notches on the back (to keep the wrappings from slipping) with the scalpel. Then, I trimmed and super glued the ends of the cord and sealed the wrappings with shellac.

I did all the forging, forge welding, soldering and heat treating with a Mapp gas torch, bean can forge, muffles, electric toaster oven and gas oven (for all the items). Some of the details were done cold.

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Old 10-30-2010, 09:58 AM
mtnmanjs mtnmanjs is offline
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awesome Tai,
Looks like some very useful tools.
that little scapel is beautiful
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Old 11-02-2010, 11:43 PM
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You sure look like you're enjoying doing these, Tai.

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A blog I share with a friend where we think out loud upon occasion:

Proud to be a Neo-Tribal Metalsmith scavenging the wreckage of civilization.

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awesome, forge, forging, tang

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