Here are a few things I have been up to lately that are metalwork-related, one way or another: I am preparing to sell off my collection of trip hammers, so I got an old style 25 Mayer Bros hammer out of the barn, hooked it up to 3 phase power and demonstrated to a blacksmithing group (The Badger Blacksmiths) how to evaluate one. See the youtube video I took a little later on that subject:
I have been monkeying around with Arduino microcontrollers lately for my woodgas experiments and I also demonstrated testing and calibrating thermocouples:
Oh yeh, I finally finished the medieval metal chest that I have been working on since April of 2007. I ended up spending 443 hours on it. The whole story is here:if you have seen this before, just go to the bottom of the page.
Actually, I guess I have pretty much integrated my blacksmithing, fabrication and machine work into my general metalwork. For instance, a thumb for the backhoe and various machinery repairs for neighbors. Threshing show and historical reenactments of blacksmithing and yarn spinning start at the end of July for us.
What about you all?