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I Forge Iron


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    Humbird Wisconsin


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    West Central Wisconsin
  • Biography
    I am a 55 year old woodworkewr and blacksmith. Happily divorced and living in my little house
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    Historical recreation
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  1. Go to "internet archive. Pull up Practical Blacksmithing. It is a book from the late 1800's early 1900's. There are several very good [pieces obout how folks tinkered together blowers for forges in that era. All low tech and quite simple.
  2. So far I haven't figured out how to get vinegar to tie my boots. That's about it.
  3. Thanks Thomas. I hadn't seen that. Just happen to know where I can scrounge one of those darn cheap (free)
  4. Gotta have more space. I have to step outside to change my mind.
  5. Got a short hunk of trolly rail waiting to become a stump anvil. Sort of a large double horned bick. Seems to be good quality stuff and as I will be using it for light work I have no pland to harden and temper it.
  6. A whole lot of getting started depends on the quality of your coal. I have run into some that nearly needed a nuclear blast to get started. With decent coal I can fire up in no time with a handful of shavings from the wood lathe and a few small scraps of pine cutoff split down to tinder size.
  7. Check this link out. It may show you where you can improve your firepot. http://www.blksmth.com/mild_steel_firepot.htm
  8. Once you tune your scrounging technique a bit they seem to pop up all over the place. Sadly most should have stayed up popped. Vulcans missing half the face and what not. The last one I picked up was a Lakeside (Hay Budden for I think it was Monkey Ward) I literally tripped over going into my favorite antique shop. 125 for an 86 pounder was too good to pass up.
  9. Having seen and handled this piece I have to say it is a beautiful bit of forge work!
  10. I have a whole rack of hammers and need to build another rack. The one I use depends on what I am doing at the time.
  11. Photo bucket has a application for cropping and resizing pictures. Also most any photo program like Kodak Easy Share will let you resize.
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