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  1. I know someone who has several of them in her shop. Her dad collected a lot of industrial machinery and Blacksmith gear.
  2. I saw the same commercial Frosty. It looks like an Appalachian family that has a member(s) that is/does blacksmith. That's my guess anyway, and if that's gets this family some money in the bank then good on em. It will be interesting, could be a bunch of hype, or it could be outstanding. Never know. Either way it is generating a lot of interest and sending a lot of people out to our guild meetings inquiring about becoming members. Like you I will watch a few and see what happens. I am with you on Forged in Fire as well. i am learning a lot of what not to do. Its amazing the number of people that come on there and have been bladesmithing for ?? years but they can't seem to get the quench right. It shows that people are smithing, which is a good thing, but focusing on one particular niche that they have perfected and specializing in that one thing. Outside of that they are in unfamiliar territory. Admittidily they are all probably better smiths than I as I am a lay person for sure but striving to learn. Good for them for having the guts to go on national tv and compete.
  3. Can anyone in the Rock Hill SC or Charlotte NC area tell me of a good mechanic or trustworthy place to get an oil change? Thanks, Scott
  4. Thanks Glenn for keeping our page open!!! As sometimes happens life gets in the way. Anyhooo. Attached is another newsletter brought to you from the Tidewater Blacksmiths Guild. Enjoy!!!! TBG Newsletter Summer 2015.pdf
  5. To my knowledge the Central Virginia Blacksmith Guild is alive and well. Try this link to their face book page https://www.facebook.com/cvblacksmith The Tidewater Blacksmiths Guild will be at the Pork Pine and Peanut festival next week. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tidewater-Blacksmiths-Guild/144863002233333
  6. Just an FYI but we had a cat that got a piece of metal in its intestine. Most likely I tracked it in the house and it picked it up in its paw, licked its paw and swallowed it. When I say metal I mean a very small sliver bigger than a filing but smaller than I thought would cause a problem, very tiny but stood out like a like light bulb in the x-ray. The cat died from it, not sure if it was due to it not wanting/being able to eat due to irritation or an infection.... but it basically starved itself to death. We tried feeding her by hand for a few days and the vet tried to give it a laxative to try and move it along but it was lodged in the intestine wall. They wanted 2K to do surgery and remove it. Very sad way to go...my wife and daughters were devastated. Now I am EXTRA careful to sweep or capture filings, shavings, etc and not wear my boots/shoes in the house from the garage. I would advise you to do the same.
  7. Hope you enjoy!!!!! TBG Newsletter September October 2014.pdf
  8. Enjoy!!! TBG Newsletter July August 2014A.pdf
  9. Thats cool. Mine is a 67 GMC 3/4 ton. L6 250 3 on the column. Very basic no power anything. Post up or send me a pic of yours Id like to see it. It has a 4/56 gear which I am going to change out.
  10. I made an error in the earlier version of the May June 2014 newsletter. The hammer class referenced on the cover is September 10, and 11 not eh 20th. Attached is an updated version with a few additional artistic changes. Thanks TBG Newsletter May-June 2014 reduced.pdf
  11. Attached is the Tidewater Blacksmith's Guild May/June 2014 newsletter. Hope you enjoy it. Thanks, Scott TBG Newsletter May-June reduced 2014.pdf
  12. Well not the best way, but whats cool about this is this is the first real load I had on my GMC since purchasing it and getting it on the road. Prior to moving we pushed the anvils as close to the front the bed as possible. I would think he would have forged a prop to go under the cart where the anvil sits. Can imagine hed be getting much work done per hammer blow with that cart flopping around under the anvil like that. I have a 8' trailer envisioned in the near future. However this little gem in the second pic is the mac daddy of blacksmith operations.
  13. That is really cool!!!! Your carpentry skills are top notch. I have to ask but what is and why is it called a sheep wagon? It obviously looks like a camper but not sure id take iton the road. I bet it gets toasty with a fire going too. Sorry never forged a latch like you need but looking forward to see what ideas you get. Again nice woodworking skills thanks for sharing.
  14. If you are talking about a calendar on the website there is one there. I just looked at it. Thanks, Scott
  15. A calendar??? Refresh my memory please sir. Im sure I forgot something somewhere. Thanks
  16. Ok here it is corrected. Thank you and enjoy. TBG Newsletter April 2014.pdf
  17. Found a couple of typos will repost soon, sorry.
  18. Enjoy!!!! TBG Newsletter March 2014.pdf
  19. Welcome to the board. Sounds like you are off to a good start. I suggest you do a google search for blacksmith guild newsletters. LOTS of helpful information there. You can also scroll all the way to the bottom of the forums and see the section dedicated to the guilds. There may be one fairly close to you you can join. I post the Tidewater Blacksmith guild newsletters there you can check those out as well. I was just on the other side of Covington Va. this week and will be going back periodically, is that close to you? Good luck and post some pics.
  20. Enjoy!!!!! TBG Newsletter February 2014.pdf
  21. Greetings all, My name is Scott Hill and I am the newsletter editor for the Tidewater Blacksmith's Guild (TBG). I have attached the January 2014 newsletter here for all to enjoy. If you have any suggestions, need any help with anything in the area give me a shout, my information is in the newsletter. In addition the newly elected officers and board members are in there as well if you need any thing just give us a ring. Tanks, Scott TBG Newsletter January 2014.pdf
  22. Im in the same boat. Had several last minute orders for locker signs that forced my forging of Christmas presents to the back burner so I can make everyone elses Christmas presents. But thats what pays the bills. I have faith I will get it all in. I also have a welding job that was literally dropped off at my garage door yesterday as well. I work with a group that converts school buses into mass casualty transport units for fire departments. They started the job yesterday and want it done by Monday afternoon. Good luck to you all and Merry Christmas!!!!!
  23. Try Petrogen if you can afford a new setup. It cuts extrmely well. Anyone with a production shop would do well to look at this system from a cost saving perspective. http://www.petrogen.com/
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