Today I forged a small set of compasses. I was inspired to make these after watching Peter Ross, former master blacksmith at Colonial Williamsburg, make a pair on the video “Forging a Compass”. While my compass is not nearly as elegant as those he forges, I was pleased with the results…for a first try…

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20140401-163156.jpg. Here you can see that my forge weld did not completely “take”:

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