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  1. BP001 Easy to make tongs By Whitesmith Copyright 2002 IForgeIron Blueprints Copyright 2002 - 2017 IFORGEIRON, All rights reserved. BP001 Easy to make tongs by Whitesmith Whitesmith is a 10 year old that provided IForgeIron with the following easy to make tongs. Start with 2 pieces of 1/4" x 3/4" x 20" long flat bar. Drill, or heat and drift, a 1/4" hole, 3 inches from one end, and in the center of the bar. Insert a piece of 1/4" round rod into the hole. Put a vise grip on the handle end to hold the two pieces together and heat the working end of
  2. A wire brush and a little paint can inprove the looks of most things. There was a lot of rust pitting on the mower deck, so it had to be removed, completely wire brushed top and bottom, and then painted. I found two spray cans in the blacksmith shop that had been on the shelf way too long. They were looking for a project so the deck is blue.
  3. Neighbor had a Sears lawn mower that the Sears repairman could not get to run. She knows "I do blacksmithing" and ask if I wanted it. This is what we brought home. Carb needed cleaned, the loose parts were put back on, and it fired right up. Now we are trying to grease in ALL the fittings, straighten the blades, and give it a once over for any problems. There is some rust on it but nothing a wire brush and some paint won't cure. I told her I would cut her smallish yard for the rest of the summer in return for the mower.
  4. Forging a 7/16" dia. tenon on 5/8" square with a power hammer
  5. Forging a round ball on 1-1/2" square with a power hammer
  6. test test armor
  7. Changing the shape of metal
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  9. IForgeIron Blueprints Copyright 2002 - 2007 IFORGEIRON, All rights reserved. BP0166 Hammer Stand by Glenn Conner and Sean Conner (Whitesmith) You have to start with something, and lacking a plow disk (the most popular item for a base) I grabbed a tire rim. Next came a piece of 5/16" plate steel and a section of 1-1/8" pipe. Yes it is bent on the end, but I plan to cut that off and use it later. Then I found the section of 3/4" pipe had a bend on one end also.. I put a piece of angle iron against the 1/2" pipe and th
  10. IForgeIron Blueprints Copyright 2002 - 2007 IFORGEIRON, All rights reserved. BP0165 Pry Bar from Car Parts by Glenn Conner, Sean Conner (Whitesmith) Start with the stearing linkage from a vehicle. Put it in the forge and get it hot. Drive the ball joint out of the linkage. This one did not want to cooperate, so with the aid of the hot cutter, I changed the design of the bar. As you can see, the hot cutter did not realize that I did not want the bolt cut, so it shaved a
  11. IForgeIron Blueprints Copyright 2002 - 2007 IFORGEIRON, All rights reserved. BP0164 Short Pry Bar by Sean Conner (Whitesmith), Glenn Conner Start with an old lug wrench used to change the tire on a car. Heat up the bend. Straighten out the bend. Check to see that it is straight. Hold it against a dark background and rotate the bar. You can see the "high spot". Remember where it is and place it on the anvil and hit it on the high spot to correct the bend. DO NOT QUENCH !! Put it o
  12. IForgeIron Blueprints Copyright 2002 - 2007 IFORGEIRON, All rights reserved. BP0143 Free Saw Blades by Whitesmith aka Sean Conner Many band saws use 1/2" wide blades. When they are retired from the band saw they are usually hung on the wall and later thrown away. These are the blades that we are going to reuse. If it looks like this, pass that section and keep looking. Find a section of saw blade that has all the teeth on about 10" of the blade. Find a section of saw blade that has all the teeth left. The factory blade has a 5/32" diameter hol
  13. IForgeIron Blueprints Copyright 2002 - 2007 IFORGEIRON, All rights reserved. BP0010 Paint Markers by Glenn Conner and Sean Conner (Whitesmith) I found this paint marker at NAPA Auto Parts store the other day. It is the same one they use to identify and or write on the used car parts at the junk yard. Cost is less than $5.00 here. Welding supply, and industrial supply houses have simular markers either in stock or they can be ordered. Yellow seems to show up best on steel, but there are a variety of colors available. Works on the end of the bar stock. Is it 5/16", 1/4", or
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