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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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"... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes."
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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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Re: Black smithing
« 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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Re: Black smithing
« Reply #21 on: March 11, 2017, 11:53:54 AM »
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Re: Black smithing
« Reply #22 on: March 11, 2017, 11:55:03 AM »
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« Reply #23 on: March 11, 2017, 11:55:58 AM »
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Re: Black smithing
« Reply #24 on: March 11, 2017, 11:57:05 AM »
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« Reply #25 on: March 11, 2017, 11:58:11 AM »
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Re: Black smithing
« Reply #26 on: March 11, 2017, 03:38:07 PM »
branding iron for my son

backpacking axe

hunting knife for my wife

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« Reply #27 on: March 11, 2017, 03:39:59 PM »
pics
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Re: Black smithing
« Reply #28 on: March 11, 2017, 07:57:12 PM »
Wow very nice work.  Very jealous of the anvils!
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Re: Black smithing
« Reply #29 on: March 11, 2017, 08:07:21 PM »
Wow very nice work.  Very jealous of the anvil!

Thank you,  I got the anvil and a rivet forge from my wife's Grandfather
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