This project is takes the standard demonstration leaf, and incorporates it into a handy bottle opener, adding function to the form. Don’t we all have enough keychains?
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One challenge with getting started in blacksmithing is making the tools you need. You can make most of your own tools, but in order to make many of them, you first have to have other tools. This project makes a bending fork hardy tool with almost no tools. Download PDF
How to make a hardy tool for stamping out leaf prints.
Yet another thing you can make from a (legally obtained) railroad spike – a snake!
Instructions for making a top-set blacksmith tool from a ball-peen hammer. New top-sets can easily cost $80 to $120. This flea-market special is just as good, for about $2.