Lesson 7: Blacksmithing Guide | How to Make a Twisted Steel Handle Part III
Congratulations, you made it to part 3 of this lesson! You’re on your way to having a custom made steel, twisted handle. Remember, this thing was originally a square, steel 1.5″ x 8″ peg. In part 3 of this lesson, our expert Armondo is going to teach you how to twist steel. He uses steady heat from his kiln to get the steel full of heat for the twist. Our expert will also show you how he uses an everyday monkey wrench that he welded with a handle, to clamp on the steel and twist, in tandem with his vice. Its so cool to see steel, something that is SO solid, turned and molded as if it’s clay. Continue onto part 4 of Lesson 7 and see how Armondo finishes off the twisted handle with holes for mounting to the object of your choice. If you missed anything, make sure you go back to earlier parts of this lesson, or even earlier lessons to refresh your memory. After the next lesson you’ll be able to tell all your friends and family that you know how to make a twisted steel handle!
In this video:
- How to hammer out hammer marks.
- Keeping the two mounting spots level.
- Learn the negatives of serrated wrench teeth.
- Stage 3/4 of a twisted handle.
- Techniques for hammering.
- How to use a vice to twist steel.
- And much more.