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metal working
instruction, regulation, insurance, safety, etc

sand badge
5 points required, no duplication

  build a kindling cracker - 4.5 points
  poker - ½ point
  tongs - ½ point
  rmh scoop - ½ point
  metal rack to hold a poker, a set of tongs and an rmh scoop - ½ point
  make a twisting wrench - ½ point
  weld two hooks or chain clevises to a tractor bucket - ½ point
  weld a trailer ball to a tractor implement - ½ point
  beefy set of shelf brackets - 1 point
  fix a crack in a tool - ½ point
  marshmallow or hot dog fork for campfire - 1 point (2 if SS)
  Dress up a mushroomed chisel or splitting wedge - ½ point
  make a center punch - ½ point
  chicken funnel - ½ point
  solar oven reflectors - ½ point

straw badge
Welding list (complete at least seven points and at least 5 different items):
Projects should mainly be constructed by gas or arc welding

  Make a guillotine fuller - 3 points
  Make a spring fuller - 1 point
  Make four matching angle braces (broader than 90 degrees) to attach legs to a platform (deer stand, water tower, etc) - 2 points
  Welded digging fork - 1 point
  Sawhorse brackets for two wooden sawhorses - 2 points
  Door latch - 1 point
  Make a gouge for making log bee houses - 1 point

Forging list (complete at least seven points and at least 5 different items):
Projects should mainly be constructed by forging
  Set of tongs with rivet and drawn out handles (no flat stock with twist) - 2 points
  Forge and heat treat two punches or hot chisels or one of each (show they aren’t brittle) - 1 point
  Nice fire poker - 1 points
  Nice gate handle - 1 points
  Drawknife - 3 points
  Hardy hole tool - 1 points
  Forged digging fork - 3 points
  Forge a spring fuller - 1 point
  Log peeling spud - 2 points
  Tomahawk head from railroad spike (ready for handle) - 2 points
  Decent knife from railroad spike or file - 2 points
  Heat treat a homemade knife and prove it - 1 point
  Hand trowel - 2 points
  Hinge - 2 points
  Holdfast - 1 point
  2 wingnuts or other hand tightened nuts - 2 points
  Repoint and harden/temper a pointy tool (pick, mattock, etc) without removing any metal - 2 points
  20 nails - 2 points
  Branding iron (for leather or wood) - 3 points
  Utility grade broad axe - 3 points
  Utility grade adze - 2 points
  Utility grade froe - 2 points
  Utility grade gouge - 2 points

Shop list (complete at least seven points and at least 5 different items):
  Crude forge - 1 point
  Prep coil spring to use for 6 punches/chisels - 1 point
  Crude anvil on a stump - 1 point
  Sturdy metal work table - 2 points
  Make a sheet metal hand brake - 1 point
  Rebar drawer/door handle (flattened ends - torch?) - 1 point
  Nail heading plate - 2 points
  Stamp with initials to mark metal - 2 points

Sheet metal list (complete at least seven points and at least 5 different items):
  Water trough or pan - 2 points
  Urine diverter for willow feeder - 1 point
  Nice RMH ash scoop - 1 point
  Nice dustpan - 1 point
  Grain scoop - 1 point
  Squirrel/raccoon guard for a post - 1 point
  Pinwheel or spiral wind spinner to scare birds from growies - 1 point
  Copper flower - 1 point
  Sink a small bowl or spoon - 2-6 points
  Gravity powered fan - 2 points for Sheet Metal, 4 points for Other
  Lamp shade - 3 points
  Reflector style camp stove (redirects heat from campfire to cook) - 4 points
  Chicken feeder - 2 points
  Storage box without lid - 2 points
  Storage box with lid - 4 points
  Chimney cap - 4 points
  Berry picker hand scoop - 1 point
  Berry picker standing scoop - 2 points
  Mailbox - 2 points

Other list (complete at least seven points and at least 5 different items):
  Make, grind, polish and stamp a name tag or key fob - 1 point
  Solder some garden art (flowers, etc) from copper - ½-4 points
  Sand cast anything from aluminum (bigger than a golf ball) - 2 points
  Cut a sign from metal, torch or plasma (8” by 18” min) - 1 points
  Copper tongs - 2 points
  Copper shishi odoshi - 3 points
  Campfire tripod and hanging grill (buy grill and bulk chain, make/assemble the rest) - 2 points
  Assemble firearm from purchased components - 2 points
  Draw down the diameter of a piece of wire with a draw plate - 1 point
  Make a 6 oz ingot of metal other than lead - 2 points

wood badge
180 points required
Oddball points allowed

Welding list:
Projects should mainly be constructed by gas or arc welding, one project needs to be from metal other than steel
At least 30 points required:
3+ new items from Straw list
4+ items from this list:
  Build a trailer (4x6 or bigger) - 8-24 points
  Make a welding table (3’x4’ or bigger, adjustable pad feet, apron to clamp to, ¼” thick flat top or grating for torch work) - 8-16 points
  Two matching metal sawhorses - 4 points
  Work stand (vertically adjustable “T” that screws down into tripod legs) - 4 points
  Exhaust system for a vehicle - 3-6 points
  Make a length of chain with 10 links - 3 points
  J tube rocket engine (twofer with Rocket badge) - 4 points
  Decorative arbor or entry for a gate - 8-16 points
  Functional gate - 4 points
  Pretty gate - 8-16 points
  Bicycle frame - 8 points

Forging list:
Projects should mainly be constructed by forging
At least 30 points required:
3+ new items from Straw list
4+ items from this list:
  All the hardware for a door (hinges, latch, knob), no lock - 6-18 points
  Custom hammer (hardened) - 2 points
  Beautiful door knocker - 3-9 points
  Beautiful door handle - 3-9 points
  10 punches/drifts/chisels - 3 points
  Beautiful axe - 4-12 points
  C-clamp - 4 points
  Shovel - 6 points
  Decorative and functional spindles for 10’ of railing - 6-18 points
  Make a length of chain with 10 links (forge welding) - 5 points
  Soup ladle from one piece of metal (food safe) - 3 points
  1 place setting of tableware fork/knife/spoon (food safe) - 4-8 points
  High quality broad axe - 4 points
  High quality adze - 3 points
  High quality froe - 3 points
  High quality gouge - 3 points
  Two person log tong (swivel or pinching)- 4 points

Sheet metal list:
At least 30 points required:
3+ new items from Straw list
3+ items from this list:
  Custom bike fender - 4 points
  Custom ductwork for hvac system (20') - 8 points
  Raise a small bowl - 4-12 points
  Watering can - 8-16 points
  Copper pot/kettle/pan - 8-16 points (counts for Other or Forging)

Other list:
At least 30 points required:
1+ new items from Straw Shop list
1+ new items from Straw Other list
4+ items from this list:
  Keyed lock - 8-24 points
  Safe box that is pretty- 4-12 points
  Make a gun barrel - 10 points
  Make a firearm - 30-90 points
  Smelt iron from ore - 50 points
  Make a heat powered wood stove fan - 20 points
  Veggie oil foundry - 4 points
  Japanese box bellows (cross over with dimensional woodworking) - 4 points
  Treadle hammer - 20 points
  Build a welder (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lM4sO6CN0mI) - 8 points
  Build a plasma cutter - 16 points
  Nice cutting table - 8 points
  Turn down a brake rotor - 2 points
  Stamp with artistic touchmark to mark metal - 3 points
  Timber tool - 16 points
  Log arch - 12 points

iron badge
1030 points required
Oddball points allowed

Welding list:
Projects should be primarily but not necessarily entirely constructed by welding.
At least 100 points required:
3+ new items from Wood level
1 project must be with aluminum and one with stainless steel.
Remaining points can come from additional items done from Straw and Wood lists, plus these items if you'd like:
  Hammer patch and weld a hole in a truck - 8 points
  Large smoker ala https://permies.com/t/120306/Homemade-Smoker - 30 points
  Large trailer - 40 points
  Convert a vehicle to wood or charcoal gasification (joint project with Tool Care)  - 80 points
   - Plus 10 points of Tool Care (Wood/Iron)
   - Street legal, capable of 60mph and 40 mile range
  Convert a tractor or garden tractor to charcoal gasification (joint project with Tool Care)  - 40 points
   - Plus 5 points of Tool Care (Wood/Iron)
   - Capable of 6 hrs run time
  Small trailer with walking suspension - 40 points
  Large trailer with walking suspension - 60 points
  Large solar panel mounting system (braces, not just clips) 60+ square feet - 20 points

Forging list:
Projects should be primarily but not necessarily entirely constructed by forging.
At least 100 points required:
3+ new items from Wood level
Remaining points can come from additional items done from Straw and Wood lists, plus these items if you'd like:
  Beautiful fire tool set - 16-48 points
  Iron/steel gate (think 1700’s Europe) - 80-240 points
  Elegant spindles for 10’ railing - 12-36 points
  Chandelier - 40-120 points
  Nice Candelabra or pair of candlesticks - 16 points
  Coach light - 8 points

Sheet metal list:
At least 100 points required.  They can come from additional items done from Straw and Wood lists, plus these items if you'd like:
  Beautiful hammered copper sink (food safe) - 40 points
  Steel wok - 40 points

Other list:
At least 100 points required.  They can come from additional items done from Straw and Wood lists, plus these items if you'd like:
  Make a mid size lathe - 100 points
  Convert a vehicle to electric (joint project with Tool Care and Electricity) - 35 points
   - Street legal, capable of 60mph and 40 mile range
   - also earns 40 points of Electricity (Wood/Iron)
   - also earns 30 points of Tool Care (Wood/Iron)
  Convert a motorcycle or dirt bike to electric (joint project with Tool Care and Electricity) - 8 points
   - Street legal, capable of 20 mile range
   - also earns 20 points of Electricity (Wood/Iron)
   - also earns 5 points of Tool Care (Wood/Iron)
  Convert a tractor to electric (joint project with Tool Care and Electricity) - 35 points
   - Capable of 6 hrs run time
   - also earns 40 points of Electricity (Wood/Iron)
   - also earns 30 points of Tool Care (Wood/Iron)
  Large articulating solar panel system ala Solar Leviathan (40+ square feet) - 40 points.
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I turned up what I believe to be a utensil used in trade by early settlers with the indigenous peoples. It was a small bit of iron in the shape of an ax head that would be useful for splitting vines or scraping hides or fitted to a handle to fashion a tomahawk. Perhaps the Iron Badge could entail the gathering of enough Magnetite (did they use magnets?) for the purpose of smelting enough iron to make a 'Trade Ax', or would a hammer-head come first?
 
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The Straw, Wood and Iron level badges have just been added.
 
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Take a look at Jordan's thread here: https://permies.com/t/145609/Making-Japanese-style-Weeding-Sickle

He made his own hand weeding sickle from "leaf spring from an old truck, copper wire from water heater I just replaced, and wood from a tree that blew down"!

I feel like he needs a badge bit for this, or something!

 
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I do believe I now have the 5 points required for the Metalworking sand badge.  :)  

I built a Kindling cracker for 4.5 points.

I fixed the mushroom heads] on some of my chasing tools for the final 1/2 point.
Staff note (jordan barton) :

Congrats on your metalworking sand badge!

 
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I just completed the metalworking sand badge!

Build  kindling cracker
Make a chicken funnel
Staff note (Ash Jackson) :

Sand Metalworking badge granted!

 
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Badge me up!!!

https://permies.com/p/1180381
https://permies.com/p/1173950
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