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j-v

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metal knots
« on: August 21, 2017, 06:23:49 PM »
forged in a 20mm steel rod













some more to follow ...

KnotMe

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Re: metal knots
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2017, 11:30:50 PM »
Very cool.  At one of my exhibits, a metal worker thought he would be interested in casting some of my knots.  Never followed up though.   :'(

Looking forward to seeing what knots you have forged.

PatDucey

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Re: metal knots
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2017, 05:12:13 AM »
I think I have posted this photo before, but it falls under the heading 'metal knots'.

Pat

j-v

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Re: metal knots
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2017, 06:17:16 AM »
i will trie casting knots in bronze during the winter ..

j-v

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Re: metal knots
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2017, 06:26:45 AM »









DerekSmith

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Re: metal knots
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2017, 12:25:29 PM »
Gives a new meaning to 'Wire Rope'

j-v

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Re: metal knots
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2017, 06:29:57 PM »
thanks !!

Knot_Easy

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Re: metal knots
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2017, 10:15:31 AM »
Hi J-V,
        Good to know that I am not the only one that likes to combine blacksmithing with knotting.  But I would never attempt to work with something as heavy as 20 mm rod.  I have made some poker handles using a figure-8 knot in 12 mm, and some gatepost stays in 16mm and I know how the amount of effort needed goes up exponentially with every additional millimetre of thickness.

I have been doing some smaller work lately  in 6mm stainless steel for keyrings.  The Carrick bend is fairly challenging in stainless (I have a bucket full of failures) and is one knot that I think is easier the more you scale it up  (but not as big as 20mm).

alana

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Re: metal knots
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2019, 09:59:07 PM »
j-v and knot_easy, these are great!