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I Forge Iron


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    Ohio, USA


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    Cincinnati Ohio
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    new to blacksmithing and eager to learn more.
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    Fishing, hunting, blacksmithing
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    Delta Airlines ramp agent

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  1. lol truth be told I am the young one, I am 28 and he is 60. But I totally understand what you are meaning
  2. That is an idea Rich, I hadnt thought of that. Demonstrate that it is fully functional instead of just saying it. I like that
  3. He is bound and determined. I dont know why. I told him if he isnt happy ill give him the 300 he paid for it!
  4. He is bound and determined. I dont know why. I told him if he isnt happy ill give him the 300 he paid for it!
  5. thanks fluid its funny you linked that. I actually was reading that article the other day. I do agree Rich, it seems like he wants to do all this without swinging a hammer on it once and I am honestly not sure why. It looks fully usable to me. Here is the only Picture I have of it, as it sits right now.
  6. A fellow that I have the pleasure of swinging a hammer with on occasion recently picked up a 230lb peter wright. while in overall good condition some of the edges have been chipped and he feels that it needs to be welded up and milled flat. I am not sure that I share his sense of urgency for the repair, but he seems determined to do it. I own a milling machine so that is actually the easy part. My concern is what type of rod to use. I know I have seen detailed discussion on here regarding what type of rod to use, but I cannot find it today when I went looking. Searching ebay I can find several different types of hard facing rods, but some say that they cannot be machined. The local welding shop says that he can order me in some steel on steel hard facing rods, but I believe I have read about them being prone to cracking. I cannot remember if it was here or somewhere else, but are steel on rock rods less prone to the spider cracking from hard impact? Any help here is appreciated. It is a beautiful anvil and I hate to see us ruin it trying to make it "perfect"
  7. was hoping for the extreme tour, but we may have to check out the original. Sounds fun. Thanks for the info!
  8. Just my luck, we are going just late enough in the year that they do not do the ghost tours on a nightly basis, only friday and saturday...
  9. we will be there for about 3 days, but I do not know how many days my wife will tolerate staring at metal. are the ghost tours any good quick?
  10. anything in general. I guess some of the wrought iron gate and that sorta thing would be the biggest thing I dont want to miss. I hear it is all over there so its kinda easy to miss a few great examples mixed in the multitude of recreations. We do not have much in this part of the country like that to look at so I want to get as much of it in as I can, and my wife will tolerate!
  11. I am going to be visiting Williamsburg next week and one of the big things on my list to see is the old ironwork. I was wondering if there was something in particular that I had to be sure to see while I was there.
  12. I shall file it away in a pile of spare parts then, thanks fellas
  13. I got this in a bucket of hammers and wondered if anyone had any idea what it was off of? It does not look as though it has been cut off, it is nice and smooth. Any help is appreciated.
  14. Greetings! southern Ohio is a big place. I am over by Cincinnati. Clear your schedule and make arrangements to go to SOFA Quadstate in september. It is a wonderful event. I will actually be doing a little work at an antique machinery show this weekend just east of Cincinnati.
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