Making a (Fisherman's??) Anchor!

Making a (Fisherman's??) Anchor!



hey welcome back to the shop that is gonna be really hot and of all days to choose I choose this one to do Forge welding when I'm going to do is they would like to make a miniature anvil I said envel didn't I I'm an anchor a miniature anchor in any case I am not experienced in making anchors I don't really care about that undoubtedly there will be points that you can learn from and I could learn from that as well so it's gonna be a learning experience for the both of us I remember some diagrams I remember some drawings of how these end I want to say anvils I remember some drawings how to use to be put together and I'm going to use that as a guideline pretty much what you do is you Forge the components that you need to got that that the middle arm actually don't know what the components are called but I'm not only there are people in the comment section who know these parts way better than I do I just sort of have a vague idea of how to go about and produce it you got the middle stem you make you need to do some it's gonna require some set down work and then got the two arms that are Forge welded on separately so they've got like a three piece model that's going to be forged welded together what I do have is this bottom switch that I made and this is what I use in order to create I believe it's called the fluke you know that that sort of show will scoop type of thing that is on the end of the arm I could Forge one on that that flat bit of plate and if you look at larger anchors you can see that they've been forged welded on also in some older diagrams if you can find them there for your Forge folded on this one I'm gonna make it a one-piece just because of the ease of it I could forward to all that but with something that's small and that thin no let's quit excuses and put it this way I'm just not good enough at 412 the starting stock that I'm going to use is simply going to be 16 mill square start 5/8 inch square just mild steel milk in the bottle with wrought iron yeah I just want to see how this goes to go as well I could always do one enough wrought iron and if I'm a bit lucky this miles is gonna be of a dusty low quality that by time I get every bit finished up and I tried to forge what would get it it simply doesn't work so just maybe I don't have to use any jb weld in order to get this thing worked out I got this and the diamond right now which is easy to forge put up the set down but I would like to twist it back into it's correct plane and if I do this correctly at this stage I'll be able to twist this at the envelope out having to use a vise and get everything in the right planes again all right we got got that much say about a hammer wit and they need something for the well you better take this much [Applause] [Applause] alright time for the other one to come on top like this [Applause] [Applause] [Applause] [Laughter] it's got a bit of a deep-fryer smell to it almost fish like all right let's put the pin in and fold over that's that puts oil on it kind of already knows yeah great I'm exhausted but I'm really happy because this was a really cool piece to produce this piece has been a wonderful exercise to do doing the three well to the gun on top of here and then there are all these pieces on this anchor I've got no idea what it's called it sort of resembles a fisherman's anchor but on the next sector sure do know that it's an anchor this is not the most difficult thing I've made I think these little miniature anvils are more difficult to make but then again this one requires quite a bit of effort to get done as well and then with this heat I mean I'm crazy that I'm in this heat and I've been drinking leaders or in u.s. gallons but drinking gallons in order to keep myself hydrated because my god this is because really this is intense with the heat she's doing it at the Forge burning everything everything's gonna be done hot otherwise it doesn't work out I think there are many things that I could do better surface texture krugman a lot better probably doing something else than this probably you got a little bit of a little bit of slack in here and another video would like to put a little shackle right here so we can attach chain be able to take it off we'll do that in another video the welds have disappeared for most part but for what it is it should hold out if we throw it in water I can probably do a forged one on this one as well and we'll probably do that in another video but this this is just so exhausting it's it's amazing but it is seller rewarding it is as rewarding as it is exhausting just to know straightness forging finish punched hole finishing it completely doing a better head on top of it is we could do that nicer of course a much better 412 than this so many things that can be improved so because I'm so tired I'm not going to do so much talking anymore I'm just gonna put it on the swage block and I'll just bring the camera so you can actually see the detail off this little anchor I still enjoy making this little anchor even though the exhausting heat but it was a really rewarding thing to do and if we're gonna make another one no we're gonna aspire to do one even better thank you very much watching and I'll catch you guys in the next one

26 thoughts on “Making a (Fisherman's??) Anchor!

  1. Awesomeness! I have been thinking of making some anchors as well… just been looking for the time to do it lol.

  2. Amazing! You do some extremely fine work! 👍 Keep at it, and never stop. I can't believe you ever thought about quitting this craft. Please don't. SO many people aspire to get to your level.

  3. Not just a fisherman's anchor, it is a just a old style fluke anchor. Excellent job, now just think what it took to make the anchor for the USS Constitution, which was close to 50 times larger.

  4. impressive work Joey ! it looks to me your temperature for the forge welding is optimal, it sticks better super glue 😉

  5. Eén woord: Held!
    Could you explain the twisting on the anvil part, I've done it before too, more like rolling the piece while tapping it with the hammer, what you did was hitting it while rotating it 90°, very curious how that actually work.
    Keep up the good work!

  6. Thank you for making an accurate three dimensional model. So many times a physical representation of a graphic artist's two dimensional shorthand (all pressed into a common plane) is passed off as an anchor.

  7. Looking forward to wrought iron. I am slightly obsessed with wrought iron rust resistance properties that you can't get today. Also, make a traditional wrought iron gate / fence

  8. Dang Joey, that's hard core. But I'll say this much, I can draw steel out aggressively after watching you this last month or so. Bravo.

  9. Another winner. I think the design of that anchor with the bent stock (cross bar) is intended to not have fixed keepers, so it can slide down and fold flat. Many would have a keeper chain welded to the straight side just before midpoint, then the chain would go around the shank to fit in a hole in the stock on the bent side to keep the stock in place during use.

  10. My friend that really is inspiring to get my coal forge up and running and give an anchor a try,,,
    Did you film making the swage for the flukes?? Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge,,,
    Take care

  11. Great job as always learn how to do so much from your videos and have a great time with you. Stay the course and hope you enjoy the rest of your day. Thank you and God bless you for your time and hard HOT work just flat awesome 📖⛪⚒

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