Friday, October 29, 2010

A Rough Day in the Forge


I have a commission for an adjustable candlestick holder.  It's a beautiful piece, but I've had a bit of difficulty welding the base since it doesn't fit into my propane forge.   I recently tried starting up the portable coal forge, but the fire burned so smoky that we were waiting for alarms to ring and the fire department to show up!  One neighbor did come over to check on our house.  Needless to say, the forge weld didn't stick, so I will have to move to plan B.

I think I was so nervous about the smoke and the disruption to the neighborhood that I didn't let the fire get hot enough.  Time for Plan B.....once we figure it out. 

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