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Ibor
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January 11th, 2018, 10:47 pm #1

In this topic I will post the items and the tools used, along with descriptions.
At the beginning, a bronze cast in the form of sicle, the culture of Otomani-Fuzesabona, 1500 B.C.
Sicle cast in a shell form made of a fairly soft sandstone, the shape of a sickle "picked out" with a stylus from copper and wild bone.
I made the molten bronze crucible with clay mixed with finely crushed granite.
I use such crucibles, they withstand 2-3 casts.
The hearth is stones, pebbles covered with clay, wood charcoal fuel.
For the blow I used bag-made bellows (based on finds from northern Europe), made of swiss leather and two pine boards plus a string of linen.
Pictures are from before 8 years, then I have not yet completed all my work, so they are incomplete.
I fixed the cast sickle with dried oak wedges in a pine-shaped brick.
Tubes supplying air to the hearth made of elderberry, hollow the pulp from inside
I used a "granite file" to grind the bronze ingot.
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Ibor
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January 11th, 2018, 10:56 pm #2

And here are some photos of my first tools...
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Quest for fire
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January 12th, 2018, 3:44 am #3

Incredible work,just incredible.
Is that large rectangular stone the granite file?
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January 12th, 2018, 5:15 am #4

Yes ...very impressive collection of tools....made the old way. Thank you for posting the pictures.  Quills
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January 12th, 2018, 6:24 am #5

Very Nice thanks for showing us these precious items you made.
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Ibor
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January 12th, 2018, 11:41 am #6

Several pictures of tools and other things with my "Workshop reconstruction and the experience of the Early Bronze Age."
Among others there are: bellows bag, the installation of air supply to the furnace bellows made of hollow branches of the elderberry, reconstruction based on findings from England .... unless ...
There are also unfinished stone axes, one is finished, one of the granite, the other with different types of sandstone.
Form stone sandstone for casting flat axes, used foundry crucibles.
There are also some used tools: hoe stone cast, granite hammers, ax with antlers, pottery.
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Ibor
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January 12th, 2018, 4:23 pm #7

The sword of Liptov type(1100 B.C)from two pseudorivet executed from copper( they in original are from Bronze),adorned....unfortunately...iron chisel.
The experimental archeology the test of reconstruction of sheath was executed near use of methods.
Executed from pine wood,stuck with linen canvas and wreathed with goat's skin.
Possible techniques were applied and tool with epoch,mainly stone,flint,chisel and knife from bronze,bone.
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The test of reconstruction of Otomani-Fuzesabony dagger(1500 B.C) the methods the experimental archeology.


Stone made up the basis of tools(granite,sandstones,flint,copper stylus).
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Bill Skinner
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January 12th, 2018, 9:07 pm #8

Awesome work.  Lots of time and effort went into that.

I have found that you can use a work hardened copper punch and chisel to cut or punch copper if the piece you are working on has been heated to red hot and softened.  The work hardened copper will cut or can be used to press designs in thin metal if it has been softened..
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Ibor
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January 13th, 2018, 4:52 pm #9

That's right.
I am a bit of a rod made of copper or bronze and it hardens very cold.
In the case of copper alloys, this is the reverse process for forging iron.
...... but iron can also be hardened by cold forging.
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Bill Skinner
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January 13th, 2018, 5:39 pm #10

Yes, but you must have iron tools to cold forge it.  Stone breaks and copper just puts copper traces on the iron.

EDIT:  If you had a meteorite large enough and flat enough for an anvil and another for the hammer, it may work.  My initial post was what I had tried, not what was possible.
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