I had a guy ask for a meat fork.  Idk why he'd ask a bladesmith for  something like that, it's a little out of my wheel house.  lol.  The body is 4140 with the tines being l-6 tool steel.  I tried splitting, but the bar stock didn't have enough mass to support a 7lb hunk of meat.  He wanted a wood handle so I used some stabilized redwood burl. 

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Rule #10;  "I can make that" translates to; "I'm to cheap to buy it new."

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Looks good, it is a BBQ Tool that people can tell it was hand made...  (in a good way) !

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Hank Rearden
Let's rustle up some cows to show them.
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Or, if not smithies per se, were you otherwise trained in the metallurgic arts before straitened circumstances forced you into a life of aimless wanderin'?
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Nice video, not quite smithing though.  lol.  I wasn't happy with the build within what the customer requested so I went back and did something a bit different.  It's forged from saw plate.  004.JPG  005.JPG 

Rule #10;  "I can make that" translates to; "I'm to cheap to buy it new."

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Skarzs the Cave Troll
Nice job.

When I make this I usually start from bar stock and split the tines, with the full body being the stock.
This gives me some ideas, now!
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