Baby Shelf

My daughter is eight months pregnant and in need of a shelf to hang the diaper bag and assorted baby items. This gave me the chance to use some of my reticently forged hardware.

Baby shelf4

I have been busy at the forge getting some practice in. In the video you will see a rail road spike knife, a dinner bell and a few hanging hooks that I made.

The wife and girls are into that “rustic look”, I am not. But I will make it for them.

Baby shelf1
Baby shelf
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Baby shelf2
Not if you have time a short slide show of the shelf.

Oh I had a teaser short I made the day before this post.

I am learning more and more each day. I also have learned there are two world known smiths here in my area. They both offer personal one on one lessons. I may be doing this in a few months.
Thanks for your time and come again.

Please be careful. Some of the things I do are dangerous. It is not my fault if you get hurt. Use your brain, be safe.

8 Responses to Baby Shelf

  1. DIYaholic says:

    You really are well on your way. I’ll put an order in for one of them wrenches! Don’t worry, I ain’t in no hurry.
    For a person not “into the rustic look”, you make it look nice!

    Is there a delivery date I can expect my wrench???

  2. roger says:

    Dave, those hooks are awesome! The shelf is also. You are thee ironman of the 21st century. 🙂

  3. JL7 says:

    Very cool Dave…….nifty little shelf and hooks, was that an old file you used for the hooks? Like the dinner bell, but you gotta get it moved to the porch….looked like it hanging in the shop……..can’t be serving no dinner in the shop……..

    You’re really making the progress…..keep it going!


    • David Bardin says:

      Jeff that is some 1/4 stock I got from the orange monster. I need to go get me some 20′ lengths at the steel dealer. It would be much cheaper. The bell is now on the porch. Funny you ring it and the cats gather around. Cats are weird.
      Thank you
      Next is learning to forge weld. That is not easy.

  4. eddieantley says:

    Dave excellent videos, dont know much about blacksmithing but always get a bit of knowledge into this craft watching your videos, great job on the knife and hooks ,i do know that at one time in history all towns had a blacksmith in order to just make it thur ,,you are well on your way of learning this craft,look forward to some more ,thanks for sharing

    • David Bardin says:

      Eddie well said. The smith was the go to guy for most any thing you needed made from steel or iron. You had to have tools to eat, plant and build. It is a lot of fun. And the crazy thing is the fire in the forge. It give you a healthy guess of what Hell is like. I have melted rock into glass.
      thank you for viewing.

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