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I Forge Iron


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    Richards Bay South Africa
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    Traditional archery, Bass fishing, Bonzai, Bladesmithing and Artist Blacksmith by profession.

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  1. Well. supose I'll just have to look eslwhere for help
  2. Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar. She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens. She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard. She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms. She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night. She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff. She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy. She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet. She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple. Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land. She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant. Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Pro 31:10 - 28 About sums it up :D
  3. Hi all I am hoping some of the great minds here can help me with this. I have a 35 Ton air assist press that i have been using for the past three years. It's been fine for the occasional forging I did but I am forging a lot more and this thing is really slow: So now I have been given this stuff that I am told will work to build one and what I know about hydraulics is scary. My hammer is working like a dream but is destroying the foundations and annoying the neighbours so is standing mute. This is what was given to me: Pump Controll? 3 2 Cylinders and a tank It all comes of a hyster (forklift) and is working. Just needs a good service, new seals and piping. What I need to know is will this work? The motor on my hammer is a 3.5 HP single phase 1700 rpm and I can take that and use it if needed. Any advice, info and assistance would be appreciated. I tried to buy Mr Batson's book but nothing available that I can get using paypal. Thanks Tim
  4. Thanks Frosty I am going to do a collage of black and white photo's in photoshop and have it printed onto canvas made to fit the frame.
  5. I have 2. Large one and small one found in a pawn shop. Work like a dream.
  6. Well obviously not that well liked. Now finished, must just put the backing with the photos in.
  7. That's like taking every painter in the world and every musician in the world and telling them they are not allowed to practice there chosen art form because I garantee you that somone else has done it before. If an artist paints a particular scene, is that scene now restricted to all other artists? If somone forges a harp are all harps copies of his work. Every artist has a particular style of doing things so even if you try to copy the exact same piece it will still be uniqely yours. Anyone who says otherwise in my book is just afraid of competition. Plagiarism is the "wrongful appropriation" and "stealing and publication" of another author's "language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions" and the representation of them as one's own original work and everyone is guilty of it in one form or another. But plagiarism in it's correct definition applies to litireture and not always to art so if it bothers you then give credit where credit is due if you use anothers work as a foundation for a piece you are making.
  8. That is really beautiful. Nice work.
  9. It's been a long time since I have been able to forge anything except knives. So decided to take a break and do something creative. This is going to be a photo frame for a collage my wife wants to do for our 19 mth old daughter. Forged out the left portion this afternoon. Will do the other 3 parts tomorrow. Comments and crit welcom. Cheers Tim
  10. To err once is humane, twice is stupid and third is usually when you lose something. 3 Times I have had to rush off to the optometrist to have a piece of steel removed from my eye. First 2 no glasses, third time with "safety" glasses. Make sure they wrap around. I've been very lucky when other have not. Not worth the risk.
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