Magic Lantern-OC#1-(PART 3)englmanAdjust content blockingContent Blocking nextrandomComment Prev Next READY FOR PART 3!? join list: englmanOC (679 subs)Mention Clicks: 18080Msgs Sent: 77378Mention History It's time to drill 60 holes!WOO, done. The smallest holes are for rivets, the medium are for light to exit, and the big ones are to aid in material removal.Time to begin shaping these pieces while they still have most of their material. This prevents them from warping/twisting or anything during shaping.After adding 3 gentle bends in the center and sides of each piece, we can now create a rough circle with them!Here I've drilled a recess in the hole of the bottom candle cover. This will allow me to grind the rivet flush with the steel and create a seamless piece that still holds the cap in place.Here I've used an angle-grinder to eat away the remaining material. Effectively "sculpting" each column piece.That was fast! (For you guys. It took me like 2 or 3 hours to do that ****, fabrication is slow as junk)Aww, they're holding hands and forming a circle to conjure their dark lord luciferJumping back to the ball-and-shank portion that will go on top of the lantern and hold the triangle. I've ground down the shank to the appropriate size and placed it within the chuck of the drill-press. Now I can spin it and use a flap-disk on the angle-grinder to shape this into a sphere more easily. This won't be machinist-perfect, but it'll get it pretty close.After roughing it out a bit, I grind a flat spot on one side so that I can drill a hole for the triangle to go through.Steel Cherry? Steel Gourd-Birdhouse?COAL CAME IN FINALLY A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO.I also discovered something neat that my phone can do!So at the end of the day, I shaped my dish a little bit more, the triangle a bit(it isn't messed up, despite how it looks), and upset a piece of steel for the element that will sit directly under the ball which holds the triangle. This shouldn't be upside-down. My bad.BONUS CONTENT Some of you may remember the squashed Ball-peen hammer head from my Forging Setup post. Here's some updates on it! The post if you don't remember: You need to login to view this link These two pictures were taken several months ago before I started flattening the head.Here I am straightening it a bit, getting the striking face flattened, and curving the portion that will be doing the fullering.(Creating a shallow 'U' shaped depression into the steel.)After I clean it up and put a handle on it, I will be striking the left side while the right side is in contact with steel. This tool should allow me to do things such as put a deep "blood-groove" down the middle of a sword.It is a bit off-set to help me see where I'm hitting just a bit better. My only issue with this is it MIGHT want to pop off to one side during striking. We'll see when it's finished! Also, I will be taking a break from the lantern project for a while. I have some ideas for knives that I want to make and am honestly getting a bit tired of this project at the moment. Next week; Something new! Thank you all for your continued support and for enjoying/thumbing my content, it really helps me out and makes me super happy! If you enjoy my content join the mention list, I post my OC every Friday! Have a great weekend FJ join list: englmanOC (679 subs)Mention Clicks: 18080Msgs Sent: 77378Mention History Very Special Thanks to my Apprentice-Tier Patrons!: killaavenged, PHWOARR Patreon: You need to login to view this link YouTube: You need to login to view this link Profile: You need to login to view this link nextTags: magic | lantern | englman | OC | Blacksmithing | Forging | Forge +348 -Favorite +Favorite Unsub from englman Subscribe to englman Unblock User's Content Block User's Content FJ needs your help to survive! Be a hero, support FJ via Patreon: Receive hats, username change ability, no ads, colored text, and more.