After forging some spoons I had an urge to make a fork and a knife companied with a bigger spoon. These went as present for my friend on his 30th birthday. The fork took some time to make but wasn't as nasty as I had suspected. Again, the material is stainless steel so these are completely usable on daily basis.
One night after a bit of drinking a friend of mine told me that it'd be awesome if I could make him a massive skeleton hand that'd work as a table. Later on he said that he was serious about the idea so I began working on it. This is what he's going to get.
The hand is about 60 cm tall and wide. The glass is oval-shaped 90 cm x 70 cm. Weight's as a whole estimately 15 kg.
This is the biggest work I've done yet. The diameter of the circle is 80 cm and the weight with the chains is 17,5 kg. There are ten lamps so beside having a massive look it also illuminates really well.
My friend Risto wanted an electrified chandelier in resemblance to the wooden version where the candles are on top of an old cartwheel. But as I'm not a carpenter I made it entirely from iron. I used a lot of rivets in joints to bring it closer to traditional blacksmith work. I made the chains myself. Also instead of painting I did the surface finishing by burning tar on it. This added an even more "old" feel with the less polished look.
All in all a highly interesting project and Risto was extremely happy with the outcome.
Here you can see how the mechanism of Pad Lock with a Steel Card works. It's a bit compicated but the idea is that if you wanted to pick this lock you'd need to have two long pins bent to correct angles to get it open. Straight pins would only block the mechanism.
After seeing the original Skeleton Hand Pendant a friend wanted to have one as well. I decided to enhance it by forging it from stanless steel. With the shine and smoother surface this one came out a lot better in my opinion.
I went through my locker in school and found a bunch of stainless steel fingers I had abandoned while making my coat rack. As some of you may know, stainless steel especially in bigger parts is damn hard to forge so some of the fingers didn't come out as I had hoped.
But now as I checked them I realized that there were enough good fingers for one hand. So with nothing better to do I reworked them and made some new parts and borrowed a little piece of deer skin from a friend and all of a sudden I had a nice new lamp on my table.