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  1. Daniel

    I am potentially interested in package deal but have tons of questions regarding hammer that I can't seem to find answers to online or from Ken's Website. My name is Jeff Marsh.....text is (989)488-3280  email is    stickytoes5000@gmail.com     I am located in michigan   thank you

  2. Yep its stalled for sure. yay life... Im getting out of the forging world, check the tailgate section. My brother still plans on working on the forges, its mostly his thing anyway, I was just the adviser/idea monkey so he knew what features blacksmiths would like, hes been traveling a lot for work lately so there's not been much time.
  3. I don't think you would have to worry about the boards cracking. As far as extra foot relief, that's just preference, I haven't felt the need to get any closer to my anvil. If you can secure it to the floor it will be much more stable. A few of the leather loops I did have popped off the rivets, probably because I used the wrong rivets for the thickness of the leather. The next one I build when my fontanini anvil comes in will have iron hardware around it for hanging the tools.
  4. Hey that would be cool! I hadn't though of using it to heat up a salt bath, very doable.
  5. Nope, unless you decide to lick it... Its just an oscillating magnetic field with lots of juice behind it.
  6. Very good point, although at this point I think it would take more work to not include those features. Josh only has to do the programming once, then it can be used on every one we build. Each system will have a display and features to monitor system/water temp, power, ect… The programing for the more detailed controls will just be part of that same system, if you wish to use it. The prototype model I've been using is a simple on/off with a foot pedal, its nice in some ways but it will melt anything if I leave it in for long. With the controls on the new versions you could have a larger ov
  7. Thanks, it scoots around easy on the smooth floor but I wont need to move it really and I dont want it to move when I'm working so it will get anchored to the concrete.
  8. I recently acquired a fisher #4 vise(6-1/4" jaws, 120lbs) and built a new home for it. I used 3/4" thick plate for the top and bottom, 12x12 & 12x18, the legs are 3x4x1/4" tube filled with sand, all that comes to about 230lbs and right about 350lbs with the vise. Cutting the legs on the Grizz. "Milling" 1/2" Holes Marking holes for the top plate. This is my first big welding project(big for me anyway) my little mig is a little under powered so I did 3 passes, seemed to hold up well and I didn't think my welds were too terrible. "Min
  9. Yes, Kickstarter might be used. Induction workshops sound interesting, hadn't thought of that! There will be videos showing a walkthrough of the assembly as well.
  10. Daniel.85

    New tongs

    Francis, I think I agree with you, I have had a few issues when shaping the jaws because I have them too thick sometimes. Basically there is something about each part on them that I still want to tweak a bit, I'm guessing the only time that wont happen is when I'm so old that my main goal is just to not poop myself when I swing a hammer.
  11. Daniel.85

    New tongs

    Thanks. I thought about doing some with the scroll going out but I imagined it might dig into the palm of your hand too much, I'll try it on a pair next time I make some though.
  12. Daniel.85

    New tongs

    Most the shape is forged under the power hammer, I do a little cleaning up on the anvil and I shape the jaws in a swage. My "jig" for the jaws and boss is a 1" block with rounded edges lol, I plan on coming up with something a little better so I can get a cleaner and more consistent boss. I cleaned up that tennon tool I showed you before and it works a lot better now too. I need to work on my rivets as well, I don't have any special tools for them, just smash and peen.
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