Dogsoldat

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  1. Dogsoldat

    Got a new-old hammer

    I'm thinking keep the profiles that are there for now and if you need something different it's easy to modify later. Depending on how nicked or dinged the faces are they may or may not need a little cleanup. My hammer that is similar has one face slightly rounded, think the face of a pocket watch and the other is flat with nicely radiused corners for making tapers nice and flat.
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    Tool Gal

    Please do post more. Always interesting to see just whats out there
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    Tool Gal

    https://www.kencove.com/fence/Wire-Twisting+Tool_detail_TWTL.php heres a link to a similar tool.
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    Tool Gal

    makes me think of a wire fence splicing tool. just not sure where or when I may have seen something similar.
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    mexican mine explore

    A local guy does all sorts of mine exploration. He recently went on a trip to Mexico. This particular video has all sorts of old foundry, smelting and a peek at a blacksmith shop.
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    Grappeling Hook

    there was a show on history or discovery a few years back about coastal tree fallers. they would climb the tree with spurs and a belt limbing as they went. top, tie off and throw a small grapple and rope over to the next tree lower themselves and pull over to the next tree and rinse and repeat. can't remember what the show may have been called. but they were only touching the ground at the beginning and end of day.
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    Grappeling Hook

    But it would have to be an African swallow as they are larger correct?
  8. Flower on the end of a garden stake. http://machinesmedia.com/blacksmithing-forging-a-flower-stake/
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    A page on the Yakut knife

    A friend shared this link with me. thought some else might enjoy it as well. https://yakut-knives.com/2018/01/18/dear-reader/
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    Folding sword

    Cool concept. I have seen a video of an Italian ? bladesmith working out of his back room making very large folding knives where the blade folded once as well. I believe the interview was in Italian as well. Not sure that I could find the it again if I tried but you may want to try out your google fu for a few more ideas to refine your idea
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    a different Johny Pick

    I don't remember a tube in the candle loop. there is a little steel brush and it was held in via spring tension.
  12. Forgot I had these pictures from a few weeks back. A few mining displays at the local fall fair. A little different way of making a candle holder, Round for the hook flattened at the candle, octagon for the loop and then square for the spike. Thinking the hardest part would be getting the material spread just so for the holder and ensuring the ends alternate just right to overlap.
  13. do a few searches on traditional Japanese sword making. I believe they use straw ash and fine clay slurry for much of the welding to make a billet. may or may not be able to get it to work for your application
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    Piston Pin Steel

    Not sure what configurations the trucks you work on are but if any are set up with bunks for logging. The stake springs uncoil to 20' feet of 1/4 round and it's simple to do stand a pipe or rod in the vise drop the heated spring over it and pull hard on the end and it just unwinds. Same with the short springs in mudflap hangers
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    500 layer laddered chef's knife

    I've wondered much the same Frosty. Read of that trick in some old gunsmithing book years ago for drilling holes for scope mounts on a receivers.