Video gallery courtesy of Eric Dubé, enjoy! Thank you Eric.
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I have been cold forming the metal and I just wanted to know what you are using to heat up the metal. I can’t buy a forge but was thinking of a torch.
You can actually make a small but usable forge relatively easily. A torch can work, but most of the heat just dissipates, you could power a small forge just using a a propane torch, but for it to be useful you will want something to capture some of that heat. If you look on youtube you can find plans for a lot of forges made from large soup cans, or even from fire bricks. The important thing to remember is that you don’t always need a huge furnace like you see in manuscripts, most times something the size of an easybake oven will be sufficient. I’ve also seen people use a coal/air powered forge before, but this usually is for a more permanent setup.
So, how long did it take for you to make that helmet altogether?
I loved watching the video of the helmet making, and it really makes me want to get into the art of armor making… Though, I have to wait to move to get a nice work space like you have there, but I have always wanted to do that kind of work. Its awesome!
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