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  1. This was a really neat detail I saw on a cathedral handrail in Frankfurt Germany

    © Steve Gurzler

  2. Macsen


    If you do a similar project, make your life easier by doing a right hand and left hand twist on the bar ends, Fit up will be much simpler.
  3. Macsen

    Ok 172

    Nice. Did one of these once from 1/2 inch grade 60 rebar
  4. Macsen


    53 inch diameter 85 pounds of steel, fire grate for pyromaniac customer

    © Steve Gurzler

  5. You could do a collar weld if you want to build up a large rivet head, it's one of the easiest forge welds. Then just forge it to shape with...hammer and vise, hammer and bolt heading plate, swage block and monkey tool....
  6. Go to a bigger forge and get a couple of strikers, THAT"S a good time!
  7. Happy with my Peddinghaus 75 Kg anvil (160#) that I bought for portability. Very hard face, nice shape, really like the double horn design. Rings like a bell l l l l l l l l l.
  8. I have a 230 pound Wilkinson. says Queens Cross on the side. It's in a little better shape. Bought it from an old fellow for $35 but he said to buy it I had to take it right then. From his basement, and no, I couldn't go and get help or a hand truck, right now or never, I did it, one step at a time, and slid it down his front hall on an upside down car floor mat.
  9. Put a little leather and brass on ot, it will "steam - Punk" well.
  10. Macsen

    Forge welded grappling hook

    Welded up from 3/8/square for the guys at work, 12 inches tall, used to snag debris out of tanks at the Wastewater treatment plant. Made by Macsen at Fort Klock Historic restoration Borax / boric acid flux

    © nah

  11. Sixth Annual Fort Klock Blacksmiths’ Gathering and Hammer-in June 7th and 8th, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM each day 7214 St. Hwy. 5 St. Johnsville, New York 13452 Come one and all to the sixth annual Fort Klock Blacksmiths’ Gathering and Hammer-in! This weekend event will be held in the 1811 Blacksmith Shop on the grounds of Historic Fort Klock on Saturday the 7th and Sunday the 8th of June. Attend for an hour, or make it a weekend. Admission is FREE The Fort Klock Blacksmith Shop is part of historic Fort Klock, a revolutionary war historic site. The Blacksmith Shop is an early 1800’s stone building still standing on its original location. Hammer – In activities planned include smithing demonstrations, hands on instruction for beginners, a pot luck lunch each day, camping, oh and lets not forget, smithing! Demonstrator scheduling will be finalized soon If you've never tried your hand at blacksmithing but always wanted to do so now is your chance! Smiths wishing to demonstrate or teach please let Steve know ASAP. If you have a portable forge set up there is PLENTY of space for set -up and you’re encouraged and welcome to do so! We will have a demo on Saturday by CarlWest of Prospect Hill Forge on making welded rein box jaw tongs. For those wishing to make a weekend of it, there is plenty of space for camping. Camping is primitive, in the open fields near the smithy. Folks wishing to set up on the evening of Friday the 6th are more than welcome to do so, please inform the event coordinator Steve Gurzler if you intend to do so The Fort's buildings will be open to the public this weekend for those interested in touring the fortified homestead, dutch tithe barn and outbuildings. There is no fee however any and all donations to the Fort would be GREATLY appreciated; there is much to be done here at the Fort to maintain the historic smithy and buildings. Event Coordinator Steve Gurzler 518 877-7148 stevegurzler@nycap.rr.com www.FortKlockRestoration.org
  12. I added an "enonomizer" from the tank I have a regulator, a 1/4 turn ball valve (#1) , then a tee. one leg of the tee has a needle valve set for lighting and "idle" the other leg has a 1/4 turn ball valve (#2). both legs tie back together and feed into the burner manifold. This lets me open the first ball valve (#1)and light the burner without too much FUN. The the other ball valve (#2) is then opened to heat the stock. Just before I pull it out, I close the #2 ball valve, and the forge goes to "idle" using less fuel and making it easier to manipulate the stock in and out of the forge. The idle does a pretty good job of keeping the forge hot, saves fuel and reduces freeze up of the tank.
  13. Macsen

    Frozen slack tub.

    Maybe if you added a little caribou....
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