I forged a necklace (2.0)

Had a bit of cut off metal while I was practising drawing down some round stock, and my daughter also asked for a “swirly type necklace”. So I attempted to make another couple necklaces…

I personally really like the simple pendant; it’s a little bit rounded on the top, angular on the sides, and it feels quite nice.

I’d like to practise making some more of these types of things – I saw a beautiful damascus (pattern welded) steel pendant once and would love to attempt something similar… This’ll do for now, though!

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Homemade headphone hook

Sometimes it’s nice to get out from in front of the monitor and coding and make something in the garage.

One thing I really wanted was a headphone stand because I was tired of leaving my headphones on my desk only for the darned things to get in the way. But then it struck me; I am trying to learn a few blacksmithing techniques so why not just make something?!

Oh yeah, that’s right, my homemade forge broke and I haven’t fixed it yet.

But, wait a moment… I have a blow torch, an angle grinder, and some really rusty angle iron from when I tore down my old and knackered garage door. Surely I can do something with that, right?… Right?

Turns out that, yes. Yes, I can!

OK, not the snazziest thing in the world, but it fits my needs absolutely perfectly, has a nice ‘rustic’ look to it, and is ideal for my HyperX headset.

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Simple Halloween prop

OK, so it looks like I haven’t done anything for ages, but I have, I promise! It’s just that I suck at remembering to post about it after, even though I have all the best intentions to do so. Intentions will only take you so far, though, so let’s get on with a post of something that was whipped up for Halloween.

Blinky, the super easy Halloween prop

For Halloween we had an idea to have eyes in the hedges that would glow and blink so that the trick-or-treaters would feel watched. We had to make this on a super-low budget and we don’t have anything fancy like a 3D printer (I’m open to donations if anyone wants to give me their old 3D printer… just sayin’!) The result (apologies for the shoddy camera work) looks something like this:

And here’s how it was made…

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