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Forging a Braided Twist handle

Jun 14, 2021
It's been a while since we did the spin, so let's spin again. Welcome back to Black Bear Forge, where I hope to educate, inspire, and spark the imagination of anyone interested in the traditional art and craft of blacksmithing. Today we are going to see. in a

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this is actually a lot easier than it looks no actual braiding involved it's all twisted and a little bit of Forge oh wow I'm going to leave an inch inch and a half on each hand allow for soldering Forge and you want to turn this all up in the same direction the same number of times, so that will be three full revolutions.
forging a braided twist handle
I think it's worth telling after it's over. busy talking to the camera. not busy counting. just give them a little straightening here two and three not too worried about the ends being weird as I say we're going to forge the weld next so you have three of these now with twists that all look the same. I'm just going to use a couple pieces of bali Remember these are still hot you can let them cool and you can weld them with an arc welder if you want so just wrap them up in a little bundle and put your rescue wire where you won't goes. to do the forge soldering because you don't want to solder the wire into the part so I have one near one end and one near the middle and that leaves the other end free for my soldering this certainly becomes easier if you let it cool down first, so now we're just going to heat this end up and get it ready for the forge soldering. in a better package and then I'll melt it down and then we'll take it to the soldering heat. your baling wire wraps so if you did this all the time you could fashion a pair of tongs designed to hold the three part package perfectly if that's the best we're going to make them a little loose no they're just tight as I'd like all I do is move them in circles and once we start soldering them they'll stay together better and we'll flip them this way and that and just try to get it to heat evenly and I'm pouring coke on the fire.
forging a braided twist handle

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I would not put green charcoal near the fire. during the heat of the solder it will just absorb the heat from there you are getting close they are in the bright orange we want a lemon yellow color we are going to do the initial solder on this wedge to help hold the pieces together and then force them into one more bundle tight since we'll be getting really close, let's weld initially, the only thing I'm worried about is getting a good stick so they want to stay together. don't mess up my twist it's well soldered I'm going to get another heater just to refine that a bit add a little more flux not much though I'm sure it's fine you can square it to the rhythm of the anvil don't make it too small think about what you're going to do with this twist this piece of wire to bundle now so you don't accidentally weld it today the piece kind of welding again but you see that kicked scar there the heels are welded but the scarves aren't really all this is a heat but yeah you need more animals so it doesn't damage them there could be a nice fireplace pokers or something so I'll go ahead and draw this put a little ring on that end before we finish the twist and then it's just done so we're going to finish the twist that going to head and draw this.
forging a braided twist handle
The heat from the metal weld helps refine the weld as I do this. enough to get a wrench when we do turning work on the horn it makes us pretty quick especially a heat from soldering it's amazing how easy things move when hot rounding it off so i made it square and made it an octagon now we're going to make it round remember there's nine or six bars in that pit all the way to the end so it's a lot like working with wrought iron you don't want to give it a lot of shape when it's cold a little pearl in there and I'm going to fold the whole thing into a ring start by offsetting it a bit there cool the curl so I don't worry too much about hitting it so one place where a little round bic would be really helpful as my anvil tear is pretty blunt that's all what i want to do there that way i can hold a hook now we have to turn it and see if i've been right all this time about what it's going to do here our bar is ready to g go and initially we've twisted it clockwise so we want to twist it counter-clockwise this time and I'm messing up my curl so scared now let me get this hot again and go on the other direction with this in another direction, i just want to say that i'm going to lock the ring onto the device instead of unscrewing it counterclockwise until i like the results.
forging a braided twist handle
Lay down a rawhide mallet. in the fire that completes our twist twist it is made from six pieces of quarter inch round bar twisted in pairs so there are three pairs and then they are forged and welded and twisted then we also add welding to a

handle

, so now this could be a nice fireplace poker or maybe a rake or shovel

handle

for the forge, who knows what it could be. I'll figure out something. I have about 30 inches of material in there. I can make a handle or tool shaft. so it could be almost anything by the time we're done it's really a nice handle it makes it a nice big handle and it really baffles people how it was done it's really not that complicated there's no real knots or braids or whatever another thing. it's just twists t Three things put them together and then untwist them and this is what you get.
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