George Geist

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About George Geist

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  • Birthday 10/19/1961

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  1. May want to hunt down this guy?
  2. I'd opine that bringing grinders near anvils is almost as terrible a sin as bringing cutting torches within 300'. Reason we see so many anvils with rounded portions is because it helped to make a gentler bend on wrought iron minimizing damage to it's fibrous structure. I'm seeing a growing number of newer smiths thinking they need that for some reason. They don't. It's unnecessary. Until we get fibrous wrought iron to work with again just leave your anvil's edges alone. Oh my......I'm starting to sound like one of the curmudgeons! George I'd tend to agree about your wife though, she sounds like a keeper. If she likes class 3 weapons keep her hidden
  3. I'm betting it's a H-B
  4. Nice one, good score George
  5. Mr Turley was correct, especially in how it makes a gouge on the foot surface that none of us like. Here is a vid of a clip being drawn cold over a cliphorn. Is much better to do it hot but it can be done cold too annoying as it might be to see. You'll note this individual uses the same technique Mr Turley so accurately described. George
  6. I'm your huckleberry. Sounds like fun. Give me a shout George
  7. Is a great specimen. Might it be for sale? George
  8. There were a variety to choose from depending on conditions and use. Some were sharp for ice, others were blunt for softer ground. Funny thing is modern shoeing makes use of studs and such whether they be screw in or drive in and here's you're example of it being at least 100 years old. Nothing new under the sun. George Holes won't be tapered. The stud shanks would be. Unless they chose instead to tap them and use the screw in kind. George
  9. May not be any formula carved in stone but a good rule of thumb is your anvil ought to be at least about 10x heavier than your heaviest hammer. George
  10. Unfortunately wasn't able to get there. How did it go? Any pictures? George
  11. Nothing to criticize here. Is beautiful work George
  12. Actually, that did in fact cross my mind but I figured most places outside the State of New Jersey were pretty easy about civilian ownership of muzzleloading blackpowder muskets. If that's not the case, its at least comforting to know that what one builds themselves without serial numbers or paperwork doesn't really exist.
  13. For those unfamiliar with the best of British gunmaking here are a few vids folks might find interesting:
  14. Sounds great! Question I have is why not go ahead and make one that functions? Seems to me something non-firing is every bit as much work. You might find this stuff interesting: Amen to that
  15. That being said how does one tell? Sure some things appear hand forged but how does anyone know if the screw threads were cut by machine or hand done with a tap and die set?