Steven NY

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About Steven NY

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    Upstate NY - Herkimer County
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    My first love is falconry.

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  1. GuardedDig2 Thank you for the information, and the great picture. I have not seen that one before. I am glade to see the ideas I had about this type of blade were accurate, I will have to try making one one day. Thanks again and great work, W
  2. Excellent looking knife. I have been researching this style of knife, could we get a few shorts of the edge profile. I would like to compare your knife to what I think I know about the shape of the blade. I am always on the look out for reference material. Did you put in the single sided fuller with the blade supported in a swage? I guess to put it another way would you mind sharing your techniques for forging this unique blade style? Thank you and have a good one, W
  3. Great looking knife, I really like that size knife. You did a great job pulling all the little details together to make a knife shine. Have a good one, W
  4. Thank you Chris, I was really impressed once I had it mounted and tried it out how well it worked. I look at things like this old mechanical machinery and I am always impressed with the ingenuity of the people that came up with those ideas. Just a note on my restoration, the advancement and retraction knob that raises and lowers the spindle is not original. I made it out of a antique spool as mine was missing. The shape does not match the originals. Have a good one, W
  5. GMoore, I know Ben Snure was on FiF recently and he is a hammer maker. Hope this helps, W
  6. This is my Champion, I use it to counter sink holes mostly, it works a treat. I built the wood column around a jack post just so I could get it mounted and working. Have a good one, W
  7. Congratulations Pnut! Blacksmiths as a form of active meditation works, keep up the great work. We have never met, but I am there with ya. W
  8. Mark Aspery did an article with picture detailing this process in one of the old hammer blows if you are an ABANA member if not I can try to talk you through it. Mr. Aspery made it simple and clear. I just checked and it is in the free section so anyone should be able to view it. Hammers Blow - Volume 22, #4 Fall 2014. Hope this help, W My bad wrong shell type. I agree with the swage idea.
  9. Hello, Maybe to much heat building up between the cast ribbon burner face and the metal shell that delivers the gas air mixture causing early ignition behind the cast ribbon burning. Simple said, gases igniting before leaving the ribbon burners face. Just my first thoughts, good luck, W
  10. Punt, Yes they are, the idea being if I mess up a die or it does not do what I want I waste less steel. It also allows me to replace the striking section while maintain the dies. After thousands of hits it really takes a beating. The top section can also and is made of different steel than the dies. Have a great day, W
  11. Hello, I weld on a mild steel striking surface, it keeps the top of your dies from mushrooming, and is replaceable if needs must. I also have a mild steel hammer I use for punches and chisels. So I would say either option would work. I only heat treated my butcher tool do to the the fine edge. I leave all others as forged, a few of them are just mild steel and have held up for many years. Have a good one, W
  12. Thank you all! njanvilman : Thanks for the information, from it's condition it is hard to believe it is 140 years old, clearly it was well cared for. I will continue that tradition. I do plan to use it a little just to see how it works, but it will not be my main shop anvil. I will check the base and let everyone know if it is stamped with a date. I will also put it on a scale to check the 119 stamped on the side, maybe that is not a weight marking. Again thank you all for the kind words and information. Have a good one, W
  13. Hello JLP, Sorry about that 119 pounds of fun in this little guy. As of right now I will be sticking to using my Trenton anvil. This one will be stored until it is needed. As I was taking pictures of the anvil tonight I noticed the reinforcement under the heel, that seems like a great design feature I have never noticed before. Then again this is my first Fisher. Have a great night, W
  14. Hello All, This is my guillotine tool, I have never seen one like it before. It has worked great for me for over 10 years. I have had to re-weld a few things over the years but it has taken a heck of a beating in that time. Over the years I have added to the tooling that fit the frame. I can also just use the top tool with this design and have the metal resting on the flat plate at the bottom of the frame. Have a good one, W
  15. Hello all, I picked up this beauty a few weeks ago. The gentleman I purchased it from said he could remember it in his grandfather's garage when he was 6 or 7 years old. So he has know of it for over 75 year. It has been passed down through his family, and has now come to me; along with all of the details he could remember of its history. He has no idea how or why his grandfather had it. It was not used until he did some blacksmith work with it several years ago. It is in great shape, and I am now its custodian. Any light you fisher experts out there may be able to shed on its pedigree would be greatly appreciated. Have a great night, W