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WIP Weekends – Horse Armor

I am working on something with the strangest deadline I’ve ever been given: it needs to be finished before jousting season starts. Before the fields dry and the mud becomes manageable, I need to finish making a face-guard (or chanfron) for a horse.

It’s my first equine client, so there’s a fair bit of trial and error. I’ve finished the aluminum mock-up, so now it’s time to put my hammers to some stainless steel.

Here’s what the rough draft looked like:

Aluminum chanfron on horse head Aluminum chanfron on horse head

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Ryan is a professional nerd, teaching engineering in the frozen north. Somewhat less professionally, he is a costumer, author, blacksmith, juggler, gamer, serial enthusiast, and supporter of the Oxford comma. He can be found on twitter and instagram @studentofwhim. If you like what I do here, feel free to leave a tip in my tipjar.

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