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After hearing to our discussion with artisan blacksmith Ray Robinson in Tool Talk Podcast #3, a number of listeners asked for pictures of the corkscrew and fork I have which Ray made.  I’m sorry I didn’t post them earlier, but better late than never, right?

The photo above is the corkscrew.  Remember, this was made with a three pound hammer.  Read on past the jump for more pictures.

In this detail shot, you can see Ray’s “double-R” touchmark on the corkscrew.

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Here’s one of the colonial-style forks Ray mentioned in the podcast.  As crazy as it sounds, these aren’t “super special” works according to Ray.  They’re intended for use.

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Here’s a detail shot of the tines.

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And a final detail shot of the tiny little scroll on the back.  (A three pound hammer.  Really.)

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If there’s enough interest, we might be able to schedule Ray in on Tool Talk again down the calendar a bit.

 

5 Responses to Photos of Ray’s Work (From Tool Talk Podcast #3)

  1. James says:

    That’s *very* cool.

    Are you guys planning a how-to, by any chance?

  2. TimUnderwood says:

    I’m not sure if those exact items are shown, bu you might try here for blacksmithing how-to projects.
    http://www.anvilfire.com/iForge/

  3. Chuck Cage says:

    James: We’ve talked to Ray about some TM blacksmithing content, but he’s a little busy right now. I’d guess we’ll see more of him in writing in the future, though. As I mentioned in the original post, if there’s significant interest we could most certainly bring him back as a guest again.

  4. James says:

    That’s cool. Blacksmiths appear to be in short supply these days, so I’m not surprised Ray is busy.

    That Anvilfire site looks cool, though. It looks like I have a lot of reading to do.

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