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Will Jones - Saturday, June 23, 2012 - 10:09am
Will Jones - Saturday, January 28, 2012 - 12:25pm
Installed a little handrail leading to the pulpit in our village church last week. Not much to it, but I kinda like it. Not least because, although I bitch every time I have to paint something a colour other than black, its actually a very pleasant change. This is actually my faux rust finish..not as shiny as the flash would have you believe!
Will Jones - Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 3:38am
The title was cryptic enough to make me take a look.....but 1) it's gobbledegook, and 2) after a few seconds my browser shut down "to protect my computer from this webpage" Don't quite know whether or
Will Jones - Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 5:57am
Will Jones - Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 3:01pm
Suspect this is one of those times when if I'm asking the question, then the answer is I dont have the knowledge/experience for the job...but I like a challenge and am always looking for new ways to lose money !
Will Jones - Saturday, June 4, 2011 - 11:58am
These are fresh galvanized but are going to be painted faux rust !
Will Jones - Monday, April 4, 2011 - 6:15am
Never had much luck forging nice, repeatable fleur de lys type heads on 1/2" square bar or similar...have a job to quote for, would like to avoid nasty welded on bought in railheads and wondered if anyone on here has any hints/tips?
Will Jones - Sunday, March 13, 2011 - 9:55am
Have already started getting this years requests for replacement bbq trays, grids et.c.- but this one's a bit more fun....a buddy of mine who I owed a favour or two wanted to turn this old (and massively heavy!)concrete mixer bowl into a barbie. And he didn't just want angle iron legs.....
Will Jones - Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 2:07pm
Being a blacksmith does mean you have to desensitize yourself to the frequent misuse of words like "wrought iron" "blacksmith" "hand made by our craftsmen" et.c, but having been asked to reproduce some genuinely hand forged light fittings, I had a poke around the web last night to see what people were charging for off the shelf "period" lighting and came across this. Must be the most offensively misleading blurb I've come across yet to describe something glued together with a mig out of commercially available mass produced parts.
Will Jones - Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 2:55pm
Used my new toy for the first time commercially today, and feeling pretty damn pleased with myself ! Cost me £80.00 plus offcuts, and right now I'm doing 4 revolutions over 12" in 1/2" square, but It'll keep going till it shears the bar. I'm confident it'll twist 5/8" cold, but gonna make sure I get this job out the way before I push it too hard !