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    Flint striker

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    It seems that nobody has posted one of these before on this site.

    I was surprised when a search revealed no results, because, although obsolete, itís quite a popular novelty item( like candle holders-which I donít make either)

    I was mainly sanding things in the workshop, but had the fire going to keep warm, so using the latent heat, I would tap this into shape gradually, over the course of three days! So I did not use the air pump. As the fire diminishes, I shovel the glowing embers into a lidded steel box, and thatís my charcoal for when I want a white/yellow heat.

    Itís made from a worn file. Although ergonomic, I do not care for the shape much, itís a bit of an abortion, if youíll pardon the allusion.
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    Thanks Philip Davies! We've added your Flint Striker to our Forging and Casting category,
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    The shape is a little...lumpy-ish, but that gives it some handmade charm. I should someday see if my mom still has the wrought door-knocker I made in my HS welding/forging class...THAT was only-a-mother-could-love-it ugly :-)

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    I agree that the lines are not quite as sweet as a French curve drawing aid, or did you mean that there were hammer marks visible? I think that for craft fairs it is an advantage that the forging is a bit rough, so that it is obviously hand-made, although technically, smithwork should not be “lumpy”!

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    I meant the lines, not the hammer work...'not as sweet as a french curve' is a better description.


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