Fun with making tools today. Shaped and sharpened three blades and a birdcage awl. Rewired and tried an enameling oven for heat treating. Not enough heat. Metal only got a bit over 1000 degrees. So went back to the torch method. Cue infomercial voice- “there’s got to be a better way!”- as I look helplessly into the camera and throw my hand up in frustration. But seriously, the torch works, its easy, it just reminds me that I should build a forge one of these days. Now just need to anneal these in the oven and attach them to the handles.
Still french polishing. Its going well, but its tedious. Working on this other stuff to keep my mind and hands busy.