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About marcusb

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    Blacksmithing, Flintlocks, Trad Archery, Wood working

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  1. Sure is, Nice Williams and White I pulled out of aluminum plant back in July.
  2. Sleeping Beauty

    Gangster=Ghetto? Turns out it takes a fair amount of tarp to cover the big girl up. Even pressed an old tent into service to cover her ample rump!
  3. 1936 fisher 250 lbs anvil

    He's being generous, it is a Fisher.......
  4. Workshop Flooring!

    I have worked on concrete, dirt, sand, wood and crushed stone. Concrete kills the body, sand kills the machines, wood (not end grain) burns, dirt can be messy.I have found crushed stone to be a great compromise. That's what I have now, and love it. Only drawback is you cannot move heavy objects around as easily, but that can be overcome with overhead lifting options or in my case, a tractor with a lifting boom. I have poured concrete under my hammer, and as a vise base etc. Very economical and low maintenance. Just my solution over the years, I hope you find yours, good luck.
  5. My wife was taking pictures of our son playing in the snow, so I convinced her to take a picture of my next hammer project as it takes up space in my driveway. Anyone else have a project setting around waiting for warmer weather?
  6. Show me your power hammer

    From the shop
  7. building far

  8. building close

  9. Anvil mounting policy

    add to this most forged anvils are not all that level to start with, we might be on to something! A little vibration and that scale just slides right off! To make it go farther down the rabbit hole, did they make them crooked to facilitate the scale sliding off or...was it the loose tolerance of steam hammers and eyeball measurements. The world may never know.......
  10. Anvil mounting policy

    I have also read this passage and gave it some thought and experiment. I tried it and found no real migration of scale. Only thing I did not try was heavy striking, and I think that is were this would actually have some benefit. English pattern anvils are pretty much tuning forks, and the harder you hit them the more they vibrate.I think anvils have it pretty easy compared to the old days . Now days we use a 2 pound hammer on a 300 pound anvil etc. I suspect this is why the scale did not migrate much when I tried it. My "test" was with 300 and 500 pound forged steel anvils but only with 4 pound or lighter hammer. On a related note, I use a blacker in my shop. The anvil is cast and has no ring, just a dull thud. I have found if I have the power turned up much and its not tightly clamped at the base, it will jump if forging in the center, and rock if using the hardy tools. Makes the scales move around for sure, although its concerning to see a 500 pound anvil bouncing off its base!
  11. Digging Coal

  12. Coal

  13. Sad Day

    I am in Southeast Ohio. We had a bad outbreak of wasting disease about 15 years ago. The state has done a good job of thinning the herds down with generous bag limits. I have not seen any signs of it here yet, sure hope it stays that way. I have a public road thru my property, and night poaching is an issue. Its possible they were shot and made it far enough to not be recovered. I have not found any does, only these 3 nice bucks.
  14. Sad Day

    Not sure. As you said not poaching, they did not take them animal. Two of them died in the velvet so it was before hunting season began. I found no arrows around the skeletons. I saw these guys around April, they looked to be in in excellent health. I guess that leaves coyotes. Sounds like I better start trapping.