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  1. interesting rifle targets. be sure to post the final finished product. have a buddy that wants to play with gongs. always curious to see whats out there
  2. After 4 dump truck loads of old carpets, clothing and miscellaneous crap found a few things I was allowed to keep. Busy day helping a great aunt clean out the sheds and barn were her son had been living before he passed. Big blower that runs super smooth. A small rivet forge, needs legs a crank handle , and un- seized. An old military pack frame in good shape. Bundle of fishing rods and reels, even a fly fishing setup or two, kids will have a blast on the lakes this summer Two outdoor burn sets that will be made into one for the wifes canning. Was heaps of interesting knick knacks but no room to keep it. Bet I could have filled a few five gal pails with various cast brass items he had collected over the years. Ton of odds and ends for tools but no room to get into them just yet and not much I didn't see for wrenchs and such that I don't already have.
  3. Wow!!! That is some impressive work in those gates
  4. There's half a dozen different tong making videos out there that are just gold. Foremost of them is Brian Brazeal's video. Poking around in IFI have it running in the background. You'll be surprised how many times you glance up and watch this or that again and something new just clicks. Sounds like you have the number one trait to make a good smith and that's stubborness you haven't given up yet. Some of the first tongs I made I use A36 for the jaws and welded (arc) the rebar on for reigns.
  5. The star drills were for making holes in rock. Awesome haul.
  6. I wonder if those rings weren't part of a seed drill?
  7. Now that is a very pleasing knife. Has a simple elegance to it. When can I expect it to show up
  8. now just to further muddy the water how about fold out trays similar to this mechanics tray
  9. pause and back track slightly at the end of your bead and give it enough time to plump up a little and the thumbprints will disappear
  10. I think pillar files and checkering files are the same thing. Found this page and the different numbers equate to lines per inch so a cut 0 would be a 30 lines per inch file which is what Monte Kennedy uses to cut teeth in his checking tools. So just need a few spare coins and I can order something from a few sites... Thanks for the offer Stockmaker. may just take you up on it.
  11. Been googling a bunch of stuff lately. Brain is turning to mush trying to keep it all straight. Gotta bug someone else and the info you need pops right up next time your looking... unless murphy strikes Bought a set of Dem-bart checking tools for doing the woodworking end of things and off to a decent start. Trying to figure out if pillar files are the same as a checkering file... haven't found a good enough picture to properly compare. anyways that's enough moaning for now
  12. Anyone have a Canadian source for checkering files? I know MidwayUsa and Brownells has them. Playing with a rifle stock right now and may need a checkering file to make a tool or two to correct a few errant lines. I'm sure that somewhere in my travels I have had my hands on one. but just where and when... could have been when we helped Grandma move and was somewhere in the basement with an uncles tools that were divvied out... at any rate need to make a jointing tool to adjust a few spots
  13. Another good source for blackpowder kits, parts, and ideas is Track of the Wolf
  14. I really, really like those copper twists on the handle. Pretty sure I have a picture in my head of how you do it from your description, but would love to see a WIP on them just cause. Did I say I like them
  15. Start making a few socketed arrow heads and it's just a matter of scale from there. Hammer and anvil and a long piece of stock, spread the end into a nice even fan and roll into a cone. A set of scrolling tongs do a nice job of holding the socket end while forging the pointy bit. A very basic set of tools are needed. Not all sockets are welded, more of a bragging point than a difference in function.