Last time I said I was going to give you all a chance to decide what I work on next. Well here it is. My first poll. Please let me know what you think. I take your input very seriously. So seriously that Monday morning I will post the results and run the statistics on it.
Other than the new poll I also have more pictures to put up.
This here is the first steel shield I made for myself. This is about 6 years old. I learned quite a bit as i made this thing. For example using chemicals to remove old paint and tar, how to curve something with pipe clamps and then weld it, and that latex paint does not stick well to metal. I've used this thing for my renaissance festival costumes and I loaned it to a friend for his VBS costume. I enjoyed working on his project and learning every step of the way. Now I want to make it anew. When I get the chance I'm going to make a wood backing for it, better carrying system, framing, and probably a canvas cover to hold the paint better.
Designing and dreaming is so much fun! If only time and energy would allow it to give forth fruit....
Other than my shield I also have pictures of my vambraces.
That indeed is my arm.
And there you have it. New pictures, new pages, and a new poll. Please enjoy clicking the shiny new buttons.
Later today I will also be uploading another post, this one on the history of forced airflow. And then I shall go make a latch with which to lock my shed.
Stephen Marts is a recent university graduate in the Riverside area and the sole proprietor of For the Honor Forge. When not working, studying, sleeping, taking care of his kids, doing chores or such, he likes to design and make new products for his shop, though he often gets sidetracked with his ongoing research. When writing, he sometimes talks about himself in the third person, sometimes in seemingly randomly in the plural, as if he and his business were separate entities speaking in unison. He is prone to typos as well. We hope this does not offend you.