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  1. Please do post more. Always interesting to see just whats out there
  2. https://www.kencove.com/fence/Wire-Twisting+Tool_detail_TWTL.php heres a link to a similar tool.
  3. makes me think of a wire fence splicing tool. just not sure where or when I may have seen something similar.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. But it would have to be an African swallow as they are larger correct?
  7. Flower on the end of a garden stake. http://machinesmedia.com/blacksmithing-forging-a-flower-stake/
  8. A friend shared this link with me. thought some else might enjoy it as well. https://yakut-knives.com/2018/01/18/dear-reader/
  9. 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
  10. I don't remember a tube in the candle loop. there is a little steel brush and it was held in via spring tension.
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. what kind of musket parts were you thinking of making. Track of the Wolf has many little books on everything the barrel to the stock and all bit in between.
  16. Dogsoldat


    I'm sorry I'm not seeing any metal, need some references for context as well
  17. Never did get any checkering files. The checkering job has been done for a while. A few flaws that blended in rather well once it was all finished up. Far from perfect but for a cheap user quite satisfied with the end result. Very grippy and does what I need it to do.
  18. 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
  19. 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.
  20. Dogsoldat


    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.
  21. The star drills were for making holes in rock. Awesome haul.
  22. Now that is a very pleasing knife. Has a simple elegance to it. When can I expect it to show up
  23. now just to further muddy the water how about fold out trays similar to this mechanics tray
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