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Black smithing
« on: March 10, 2017, 05:26:17 PM »
In the bushcraft thread some people talked about forging their own bush craft tools. I've always been interested in making my own tools. I've started this journey not long ago. I first built a small gas forge but soon learned I needed more.
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Re: Black smithing
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2017, 05:29:58 PM »
So I built a bigger torch and then a bigger forge. Scored a peace of railroad track and made it in to an anvil like object.
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Re: Black smithing
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2017, 05:37:17 PM »
Been doing a ton of research and practicing what I've learned. Getting closer to my goals of making all my own tools. Assembling the tools needed as I can
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Re: Black smithing
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2017, 05:47:47 PM »
Looking good :IBCOOL:
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Re: Black smithing
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2017, 07:05:27 PM »
Few more
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Re: Black smithing
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2017, 07:07:27 PM »
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Re: Black smithing
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2017, 07:14:06 PM »
Pretty cool!

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Re: Black smithing
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2017, 07:17:24 PM »
 :tup:  That's some great work.  Keep the project pics coming.

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Re: Black smithing
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2017, 07:34:30 PM »
Will have some hammers and drifts finished this weekend I hope. Made several chisels and drifts, spring fuller, hold fast, and hot cut this week too. Every thing has been repurposed steel.
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Re: Black smithing
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2017, 07:43:18 PM »
Some good skills to have.  Custom 'rustic' items like door handles/cabinet handles sometimes have good sale opportunities.  If you weren't so far away I'd try to convince you that you need a half dozen sections of track for an ore cart.  :chuckle:

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Re: Black smithing
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2017, 07:44:33 PM »
Cool jasnt, I started blacksmithing not long ago myself.
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Re: Black smithing
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2017, 07:58:02 PM »
Some good skills to have.  Custom 'rustic' items like door handles/cabinet handles sometimes have good sale opportunities.  If you weren't so far away I'd try to convince you that you need a half dozen sections of track for an ore cart.  :chuckle:
if you got track it's worth $$
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Re: Black smithing
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2017, 07:58:44 PM »
Cool jasnt, I started blacksmithing not long ago myself.
please share here as you see fit
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Re: Black smithing
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2017, 08:04:05 PM »
Cool jasnt, I started blacksmithing not long ago myself.
please share here as you see fit

Will do, this weekend sometime
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Re: Black smithing
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2017, 08:39:24 PM »
Are you planning to keep it real traditional or plan on going to techniques like pattern welding and Damascus? 
Quench and tempering?

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Re: Black smithing
« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2017, 08:55:14 PM »
are you using any coal?  if you are then where are you getting it? 

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Re: Black smithing
« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2017, 09:03:08 PM »
are you using any coal?  if you are then where are you getting it? 
im using charcoal right now. Gets super hot fast but burns up a bit faster than coal from what I've heard. I know there is a guy in Spokane that's part of the nwba that sells forging coke
Are you planning to keep it real traditional or plan on going to techniques like pattern welding and Damascus? 
Quench and tempering?
Are you planning to keep it real traditional or plan on going to techniques like pattern welding and Damascus? 
Quench and tempering?
no plans for damascus yet but I have been hardening and tempering tools that won't see a lot of heat.  Blades are on the menu
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Re: Black smithing
« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2017, 08:40:20 AM »
Made a quick gambrel the other day. Had a huge ram on it few hours later. No Bending or flexing even with hard pulling and I didn't even heat treat. 1/2" bolt steel.
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Re: Black smithing
« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2017, 09:21:26 AM »
Interesting thread.  Tagging along.

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Re: Black smithing
« Reply #19 on: March 11, 2017, 09:35:52 AM »
Just started back into the heat myself. Been planning to add it to the knifesmithing, but only just got to it this season. Having a ton of fun! Built a forge, scored a 100lb anvil, made a few knife billets, just made a fully forged knife yesterday out of a huge old lathe chisel! Going to have it at the Pheasants Forever banquet next week, along with about 5 others... depending what I can get gripped up by then.

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« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2017, 09:58:19 AM »
Just started back into the heat myself. Been planning to add it to the knifesmithing, but only just got to it this season. Having a ton of fun! Built a forge, scored a 100lb anvil, made a few knife billets, just made a fully forged knife yesterday out of a huge old lathe chisel! Going to have it at the Pheasants Forever banquet next week, along with about 5 others... depending what I can get gripped up by then.

Will try to bring some pics over...

 
sounds great. Looking forward to seeing them
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« Reply #21 on: March 11, 2017, 11:53:54 AM »
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