I’ve made hooks and such and I don’t really know what I should make next. I want to keep challenging myself and trying more difficult projects. Keeping in mind that I’m only a few months in do you guys have any suggestions? Projects you did when you were first starting out to practice? Thank you for your time.
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Hey @RaginEskimo, it depends I think on how much time you have and what your attention span is in the shop. In my experience, the longer the project and more intricate, the more I have learned - but I need a lot of dedicated time for that. One of my more complicated projects was a 17th century axe, there was a lot of forge welding and a lot of work done to the metal. It was part of a class I did.
I would actually say classes is where I learned the most, finding people who have been doing the craft for years and years and years and then learning from them.
But - if you are looking to learn more on yourself, I think keeping up with the simple projects as you have done is important. There was a guy in Canada (can’t recall the name) that did a hook a day, for 365 days straight. No 2 hooks were the same, every one was different, and creative.
So, you can do something like that - keep trying different ways to make the things you know how to make.