Today is prototype day! The challenge: Put a 1.25"x2.25" rectangle hole through a 1.25" solid square bar. Using #plasticine to help assist on the process of upsetting the material and forge the tooling out of mild steel to push through the plasticine. Once I have the tooling figured out, I will forge them out of tool steel and heat treat. I only have to do four and will do hand tooling for this. We had a similar shape that aluminum was used yet because of yucky #aluminum that tooling was a different theory and will need more aggressive material to push this hot #iron #blacksmith #blacksmithing #dragonforgeltd #dirtysmith #handmade #goingToNeedaBiggerHammer

Colorado Artist Blacksmith - Dragon Forge LTD