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blackgrouse

A spring fuller and bending fork of my own making.


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What is a spring fuller and how does that work........? The top and bottom are made from the same piece and held in relation to one another with that loop? :huh:

This appears to be on eof them tools that might work well for someone such as myself who always works alone in the shop. I have no assistant to "hold stuff"!

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The spring piece is welded to a square post. This post is inserted into the square hardie hole. The hot forged piece is then placed between the upper and lower rods of the spring fuller. Then you hammer on the top rod which in turn will make a round notch in the piece you are forging.

What would work better for holding stuff is what is called a hold fast or hold down. I will be making one shortly and will get back to you. Just do a search for hold fast or hold down.

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I have made a number of various hold fasts. But the spring fuller I had a question about. I wsn't quite sure what the advantage was...........

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I do most my work solo too. Have a look at the Guillotine on pg 116 of Sims (The Backyard Blacksmith). I haven't made one yet, but I reckon the versatility it offers for different fullers and cutters etc will help you. ;)

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What is a spring fuller and how does that work........? The top and bottom are made from the same piece and held in relation to one another with that loop? :huh: This appears to be on eof them tools that might work well for someone such as myself who always works alone in the shop. I have no assistant to "hold stuff"!



Yes, I just caught on to what you mean that it would work for a person working alone in the shop because you wouldnt need a helper to hold the upper fuller. Sorry I was slow to pickup on that.
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