Edwin

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    Atlanta south metro
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    blacksmithing, copper work
  1. the fullered sections on opposite eyes of the FARRIERS rounding hammer was used to guide the forepunch for punching holes in the shoes. The shoe laid on the anvil face and the hammer head along the side and you can place your tool in the fullered recess and guide your punch onto the shoe and hammer away.
  2. Edwin

    lathe thread dial

    I am needing a thread dial for a LeBlonde 13" lathe. If anyone has one for sale I would be interested.
  3. I am looking to restore a 20 " Champion drill. I need a handle and a back gear and was hoping to find someone who might have some extra parts laying around that they could sell me. Please let me know..
  4. historically accurate corkscrews are forged instead of twisted. Allen Kress did a demo at the Tannehill Conference this year on how to forge a historically accurate corkscrew. Modern ways are to twist but the old corkscrews you find are forged and are similiar to an auger bit. Allen Made a sping swage to forge round stock into as you rotate the stock it forges into a twist with the correct angle and a single cutting edge. We unfolded this piece and found that it had no consistent shape or cross section. Allen has committed to perfecting this corkscrew die by next May at Madison. The Southern Blacksmith Association Conference. An article explaning the die and the process can be found in the current issue of the AFC, Bituminus Bits Sept/Oct 2012
  5. yes the speed is the diference I use a variable speed grinder and have had more success than with bench mount. Just hold on tight
  6. nice work what keeps them closed? Magnet?
  7. Dave Good job of hand forging, keep at it
  8. Each of us probably have unique resumes in our path to discovering the benefits of being able to forge metals. What an exploration it has been. Totally satisfied after 25 years; I am just above a beginner.
  9. accuracy is a lot better than speed. Speed will come with confidence. I approach all beginners the same. Beginners, therefore I don't let them hammer against the anvil. I use short 2x4s and mark a spot for them to hit. This gives them a visual of what the hammer is doing and how far off the mark they are. After they have mastered hitting the mark then they can develop proper techniques like tilting the hammer head, offset blows, etc. Light weight hammers are preferred at first until they develop strength. Using the boards has always helped me in getting people to hit accurately with confidence.
  10. learn, unlearn, relearn we often learn from what we are told, and then unlearn as we try it on our own, finally relearning as we adopt our own techniques.
  11. Edwin

    Flat bar tongs

    impressive idea for flat bar tongs B)
  12. Quality of the work and the presentation are what sells your ironwork. I always try and make a booth as inviting as possible for people to be attracted to what you are selling. First impression really matters.
  13. clean metal and use Vans gun blue