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Old 02-07-2017, 12:51 PM
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Had a commission involving 2 horses heads. Then decided to turn that into a demonstration at the local blacksmith guild. Here are the results. A guy needs to play once in awhile
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Old 02-07-2017, 01:27 PM
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It's hard to tell just how big those are, but, if big enough, they look like they make a dandy custom handle for a cane.
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The Timberline Lodge at Mt. Hood has some nice blacksmithing work and some animal heads as I recall. Here's a pick of a door knocker or pull with a sort of dragon head ...

I love the horse head. Very nice.
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Old 02-07-2017, 05:34 PM
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Tim, they are just the right size for canes, shifter knobs and fireplace tools.
USMCPOP, thats some really nice work. I believe the bear head is one of Darrel Nelsons. He is one of the best when it comes to animal heads! Glad you liked the horsehead!
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Old 02-07-2017, 06:41 PM
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The long horn would make a nice cane handle (and a wicked weapon) too, but it gets edged out of being my favorite by the horse.....barely.
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Very nice work! I really like the ram!
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Had a commission involving 2 horses heads. Then decided to turn that into a demonstration at the local blacksmith guild. Here are the results. A guy needs to play once in awhile
If that is considered playing, I would love to see what you can do when you get serious........................I like all of them .
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Old 02-07-2017, 09:15 PM
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JB, very nice work, and thanks POP for those pictures

I see that things have to be done in a sequence or you won't have such a good result. There must be some hot and some cold work in this stuff. Very Nice.
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Ironman, There is definitely a logical order to how you go about it. Most of it is hot work really. The only cold work is the clean up and oil finish. All the carving and split work is done at a yellow heat.
Cramd, nothing better than turning work into playtime......;c)
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Here I am thinking shrunken heads or taxidermy...

NICE WORK! Love it! (insert thumbs up here)
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