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Re: Black smithing
« Reply #200 on: August 16, 2017, 10:51:48 PM »
 :yeah: all done with hay and harvest. After some field work and planting. I am going to start finishing some projects and building my grinders and hammering some steel :IBCOOL:
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Re: Black smithing
« Reply #201 on: August 17, 2017, 07:52:20 AM »
Well you guys won't be too popular with my wife for the encouragement lol think I'll look into it a little closer then

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Re: Black smithing
« Reply #202 on: August 25, 2017, 05:48:14 AM »
New gas forge is almost finished

Helium tank forge with a frosty T burner. At 10 psi
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Re: Black smithing
« Reply #203 on: September 08, 2017, 08:44:56 PM »
https://www.facebook.com/events/468049293568205/?acontext=%7B%22action_history%22%3A%22

Columbia Fire & Iron Blacksmiths  hammer in October 7-8th in Spokane

I plan on going, I hope other hunt-wa members can also !
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Re: Black smithing
« Reply #204 on: September 08, 2017, 09:01:33 PM »
I'll be there
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Re: Black smithing
« Reply #205 on: September 09, 2017, 08:23:24 AM »
Finally got a moment to play with the new "anvil" after getting back from bear camp. I love it. Didn't get much time but I got a steak flipper started
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Re: Black smithing
« Reply #206 on: September 09, 2017, 10:36:20 AM »
Good stuff :IBCOOL:
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Re: Black smithing
« Reply #207 on: September 18, 2017, 08:02:19 AM »
Well after trials and many errors I have finished my 7th set of tongs.  They hold very well and feel good in the hand tho I did make some mistakes. Got my V a little to one side and that caused plenty of issues getting them to line up so I ended up hammering them flat and trying to form them around 1/2" round.   The jaws don't look pretty but they do hold very well.  I learned a lot on these and think my next set will be much much better. I like this style. Slitting is much faster than drawing out! This started as 1"X5/16" flat bar.  I saw this demo on wcb"s YouTube Chanel
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Re: Black smithing
« Reply #208 on: September 18, 2017, 08:42:34 AM »
Nice job!!
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Re: Black smithing
« Reply #209 on: September 19, 2017, 02:04:27 PM »
Thank you Fred
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Re: Black smithing
« Reply #210 on: September 25, 2017, 08:52:01 AM »
Hammer in on 7 & 8 Oct at Morgan Jade Iron Works in Spokane.
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Re: Black smithing
« Reply #211 on: September 26, 2017, 06:40:51 AM »
I'll be there
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Re: Black smithing
« Reply #212 on: September 26, 2017, 09:55:49 AM »
I don't think I will :(  I'll be out hunting  :)  ...maybe I can swing by in the afternoon one of the days!
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Re: Black smithing
« Reply #213 on: September 28, 2017, 03:46:44 PM »
Cool topic and fun to see the projects!
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Re: Black smithing
« Reply #214 on: October 01, 2017, 07:26:27 AM »
Stared on a handled slitter yesterday. Should speed up my tong making and stop me from burning my wrist. Head is from an old tire iron and handle is from an old grounding rod.

Got my post vice mounted last week
Also got started on my striking anvil. I was going to drift the hardy square but the rain last week kept me under cover so I modified a cold chisel and cut it square. Needs a bit of a touch up but it's coming along nice
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Re: Black smithing
« Reply #215 on: October 01, 2017, 10:15:51 PM »
Great thing, i always wanted to forge something alone :/

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Re: Black smithing
« Reply #216 on: October 02, 2017, 05:51:39 AM »
Well I hate the slitter. Should have made it inline instead of 90deg.  Going to make a new one
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Re: Black smithing
« Reply #217 on: October 04, 2017, 12:01:51 PM »
New slitter is ready to grind
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Re: Black smithing
« Reply #218 on: October 04, 2017, 12:05:21 PM »
 :tup:
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Re: Black smithing
« Reply #219 on: October 04, 2017, 12:21:28 PM »
Good stuff! I cant wait tell December and January so I can spend a day or 2 in my shop!!!!
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Re: Black smithing
« Reply #220 on: October 07, 2017, 03:37:07 PM »
I went to the hammer in this morning in Spokane, it was very well attended a lot of young boys and a few girls, all hammering away !  it was nice to see.

high wind warning for the lower Basin so I bugged out early, did not stake down the wheel line yet and I did not want it to roll away  :rolleyes:
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Re: Black smithing
« Reply #221 on: October 08, 2017, 06:47:22 PM »
I did the same but went home and punched a hammer solo. Think it turned out well.
Also mounted my anvil on a stump after hauling 5 tons of hay. No more forging sitting down at the wrong height
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Re: Black smithing
« Reply #222 on: October 08, 2017, 07:44:53 PM »
cool jasnt, how big is the hammer ?
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Re: Black smithing
« Reply #223 on: October 08, 2017, 08:11:15 PM »
Good stuff!!!
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Re: Black smithing
« Reply #224 on: October 09, 2017, 05:37:28 AM »
Hammer is about 3lbs. Got a couple 4lb cut as well. This is unknown steel so it will not be heat treated. I will use them for striking hardened tools.  Just waiting on some O1 and h13 to make my drifts.  Got another set of tongs done (flat bit) but haven't taken a pic yet.
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