Mark Wargo New2bs

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    Warren, Arkansas
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    Taekwondo, Hunting
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    Residential Services Manager

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  1. Mark Wargo New2bs

    Small swords

    One source of new spring steel would be as drops from a spring shop.
  2. Mark Wargo New2bs

    making tools from spring steel-questions

    Maybe I'm misunderstanding what you are saying, but are you heat treating it before you shape the end? The following video will give you an idea what Brian is talking about. The heat treating starts at about 6:39.
  3. Mark Wargo New2bs

    Hammer Making Pics

    Lyle, thanks for posting the pictures! They tell a great story. Brian says a big hammer will teach you how to throw a hammer, that 12 pound sledge will teach you what you are doing wrong quick lol. I had a great time with Brian. Karen's food and hospitality were top notch. It was a pleasure seeing you again and watching you strike. That really helped me understand what to do. After I get more practice with the two-sided taper I'll be ready for more!
  4. Mark Wargo New2bs

    Coal Conspiracy???

    Are you a member of the Mississippi Forge Council? Membership is $25 and they sell coal to their membership. They have it shipped to Jackson. Best of luck. Mark
  5. Mark Wargo New2bs

    what do you think

    I like that much. Mark
  6. Mark Wargo New2bs

    First go at a fork

    Finally got a bit of time at the forge and had a go at a fork. Original stock was 1/4 by 3/4 flat bar. Mark
  7. Mark Wargo New2bs

    Antler of Steel

    That is fantastic.
  8. Mark Wargo New2bs

    Learning to make a Damascus blade

    Sounds like you are not holding the tongs/billet parallel to the anvil face. Perhaps you are holding the tongs at an angle above the angle. Mark
  9. Mark Wargo New2bs


    That looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing. Mark
  10. Mark Wargo New2bs

    My Grand daughter design and forging

    That is beautiful work. Thanks for sharing. Mark
  11. Mark Wargo New2bs

    New candle holders

    Those look great Mark
  12. Mark Wargo New2bs

    Forging a Crane

    Brian, thanks for posting the step by step. That is great instruction. Mark
  13. Mark Wargo New2bs

    Trying it

    That's looking great. After the 10th one, it will forge itself! Keep it up. Mark
  14. Mark Wargo New2bs

    Working with Scrap Jackhammer BIts?

    Once you start forging that jack hammer bit, it's going to fit quite snugly in the hardie hole. You will be forging square, so if you hit it on the corners first, it's going to upset larger than 1 inch, then just taper until it fits the hardie. I do endorse the Brian Brazeal type rounded hardie. You have to treat your tools like they deserve to be treated. The rounded shape allows you to easily start with the heated steal on the far side of the semi-circle and to roll the material toward you as you cut, then you can push it away from you with your hammer head and cut as you roll back toward you. This allows you to avoid overheating any one section of your hot cut. It also provides for a more efficient cut, because the rounded shape of the blade reduces surface area contact. No need to bulldoze your way through the material. Mark
  15. Mark Wargo New2bs

    Power hammer anvil info

    I talked with Clay Spencer over at a Mississippi Forge Council event in July and he said that a 4:1 anvil to hammer ratio was fine. Mark