Damascus Chasing Hammer Video Tutorials

 

On this page you'll find videos that walk you step by step in making a pattern welded billet, and then turning it into a set of chasing hammers. 

 

Click on the four arrows in the bottom right corner of each video to enter full screen mode for best quality.

 

I'd like to thank David Lisch for walking me through the pattern welding process, and to Larry Langdon for letting me use his machines. For classes on making damascus steel, blacksmithing, and knives, please visit David Lisch's webite www.davidlisch.com/Learn.html 

For blacksmithing tools visit Larry's shop at https://quickanddirtytools.myshopify.com/

 

In the first edition in the damascus chasing hammer series of Tutorial Tuesday, I demonstrate how to lay out and forge weld 30 layers of 1080 and 15n20 into a solid billet.

 

In the second edition in the damascus chasing hammer series of Tutorial Tuesday, I demonstrate how I cut, clean, stack and forge the second weld making a "crushed W pattern" under the tutelage of Dave Lisch.

In the third edition in the damascus chasing hammer series of Tutorial Tuesday I demonstrate how to forge on the bias and resquare a billet to make the pattern run diagonally.

In the 4th edition in the damascus chasing hammer series of Tutorial Tuesday I demonstrate how to make do a 4 way weld creating an explosion pattern. Then tapering the billet into a tapered round bar to get ready for machining.

 

 

In the 7th edition in the damascus chasing hammer series of Tutorial Tuesday, I demonstrate how to etch and seal damascus.

In the 5th edition in the damascus chasing hammer series of Tutorial Tuesday, I demonstrate how I turn a damascus billet into 3 chasing hammers using a mill and lathe. Big thanks to Larry Langdon of Monster Metal for letting me come and play in his amazing shop, and to Dave Lisch for walking my through the patern welding process.

 

 

In the 7th edition in the damascus chasing hammer series of Tutorial Tuesday, I'll be demonstrating how I cut and shape a hammer handle to mount my hammer heads on

 

In the 6th edition in the damascus chasing hammer series of Tutorial Tuesday, I demonstrate how to heat treat in a salt pot. 

In the 9th and final edition in the damascus chasing hammer series of Tutorial Tuesday, I demonstrate how to polish the handle and mount the head.

Again I'd like to thank Dave Lisch for teaching me to make Damascus, and Larry Langdon for letting me come use his machines.

For classes on blacksmithing, damascus and knives go to www.davidlisch.com/Learn.html

For industrial and architectural ironwork visit www.monstermetal.org

 

To see more of Saign Charlesteins work, please visit www.saignc.com

 

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