Since I have the shop setup I’ve been trying to get out there daily for a least an hour and work on *something*…Some days it happens and some days it doesn’t. Here’s a few pics of what I’ve been working on.
This is the initial drawing out of the original round bar stock. It started off as 3/4in round.
After sanding and shaping.
Brought up to non-magnetic heat and then quenched in canola oil.
Tomorrow I’ll draw some of the hardness out by tempering so it won’t shatter when I try to use it. After that, if I’ve done everything correctly, I should have a usable center punch to leave marks on steel. *crosses fingers*