nordheim forge

Epic forging

The other day I was working on a candle holder, that is going to be an Xmas present for someone (can’t say who, they might be listening :P).

   As I was thinning and stretching the candle cups I noticed something strange begin to happen. The piece was a dull red and cooling. With each blow of the hammer, the metal would flash to a bright orange. I was hammering so hard and so fast that to metal was actually getting hotter under the hammer!

    I’ve only seen this happen on three occasions before, once in a video by Uri Hofi, once in a demo by one of my teachers, and once with a friend of mine and I. (we hammered a piece of ½ square from cold to cherry, but that’s another story)

   I guess there really is a reason some people call me Thor!