I recently had a large order of many small drawer handles along with some other pieces as well. Here is a series of photos showing the process of making the handles from start to finish.
There is much mystery around this process that, though laminating different steel alloys, creates a flexible, strong, and sharp blade all at the same time. I have become mesmerized with the process, the results, and the beauty of this ancient technique. Following are a few of my favorite videos showing the process in a beautiful way.
John Neeman of Autine Tools reveals his process:
...and Own Bush
Chaos: the infinity of space or formless matter supposed to have preceded the existence of the ordered universe. (google)
Currently I am blacksmithing full time, "every day all day" is the goal right now. I've only been back at it a little over a week and things are, well, seemingly infinite, formless, and perhaps- "preceding the existence of an ordered universe". I've been getting orders on Etsy sometimes multiple times a day and at the same time trying to work on a garden trellis as well as try and make some decisions about the direction of my own work. It's been an overwhelming week to say the least, but it also is making me happy. At least right now it's exactly what I want to be doing- "every day all day". Well, I might not quite live up to those standards, but I'd like it to be an ideal. We'll see where it goes- updates when I have time. For now, some photos of the trellis as it currently stands. More photos soon to come!