Arrowhead Pendant

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I’m doing this project with my 10 year old Webelos (Boy Scouts). It’s an arrow pendant made form 22 gage sheet metal. While making it they get to use a hammer and blowtorch, both of which my scouts seem to love.

First you cut out a small square of metal. Then you use the same method as cutting a paper heart though instead you make an arrowhead. Trace the image onto the metal and cut it out. Use a ball peen hammer to texture the metal. Grind down any sharp edges. Oxidize the metal with a torch so it discolors. Use a piece of sandpaper to remove some of the oxidation to highlight the hammer blows. Finally use a constrictor knot to tie it on a piece of cotton cord.

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    craftsmith

    6 years ago on Introduction

    great concept, i usually use slate for arrowheads, but now im thinking that i have lots of scrap copper lying round and may try your method. thanks for the ible on this.

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    Bugsley

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Great simple yet unique! Might try this one in copper.
    Thanks!

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    bruce5000

    7 years ago on Introduction

    nice work yjere .& good for you helping kid,s alway,s a good thing

    Very nice, and I can bet those boys had fun! What could be better than a hammer and a torch in your hands when your that age! :))

    Hey, can we get a chance to win your metal smithing tools? LOL!

    I bet those guys had a blast making those! I had to take a peek since at first I thought it was a real arrowhead :)