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  1. Just a public "Thank You" to Andres for taking the time to send me the link. Great Vid mutant.... Life is Good Dave
  2. Well shoot.....I missed the second vid..... Anyway I can find it? I am of age...... Dave
  3. If the flat stock was cut out of a Spam can.....I say replace it......if made from a forklift tine...I say use it Dave
  4. aawww geezz.....one wife......she is kinda small tho @ 4' 9" tall. The horse shoe nails were # 41/2. Good catch tho. LOL Life is Good Dave
  5. Made these earrings for the Mrs. # 41/2 horse shoe nails. Dave
  6. I played with some horse shoe nails for a bit. Life is Good Dave
  7. I am trying to find out what a smith, in say 1940, would charge to sharpen a plow share. My Dad, raised on the farm, now 91, can't remember. Jimmie, 95, a member of the B/S group I belong to, doesn't remember either. But, did say whatever it was, it wasn't enough....I talked to Ben Carlson at Quad State a couple of years ago. (He has a vid up on the process) and didn't remember either. I have not found anything in my searches to help. With all that being said....Does anyone have an old price sheet or anything, that would help? Thanks for any insight. Dave
  8. Thanks again Kozzy. Sorry I didn't respond to your earlier reply's. I missed them somehow. Must not have shown up with the "unread content" button. I got another recollection from a local farmer here, that stated he paid $2 to get his sharpened in the early 50s. He didn't even have to think about it. By the mid 50s, just about every farmer in these parts had switched to throw away shares. Sounds like we are in the same ballpark on pricing. If your contact has some old shares, you might let him know that they are still of value if he doesn't know. The antique tractor "plow days" are a popular event in a lot of areas. Life is Good Dave
  9. Miller57, advice? I would suggest, putting Grandpa's 4lb. hammers on the shelf for safe keeping and start with a well dressed 2lb. hammer for now. Also, keep your thumb off the top of the hammer handle..... Enjoy the craft Life is Good Dave
  10. Am I the only one here that now wants to drill a hole in the waist of my anvil ? Never thought I'd say that ! Dave
  11. I've heard your life would be better if you make blades...... I don't know...............not a brain surgeon here Dave
  12. TJ, this is what I did......When I first started out, and got to the point you are. I couldn't come up with a name so I just stamped my first and last initials.....DS. As the years went by, and still no official shop name, it came to me this summer. Before the state changed the name of the roads in my area to numbers instead of actual names. the road I live on was called Dead Sea road. Therefor, I just called my setup .....Dead Sea Forge and still use the DS touchmark.....Made sense to me..... Life is Good Dave
  13. Just wondering....Does "The Show" keep all the blades made? Dave
  14. Gee thanks LB.....I think?....I hope the old equipment is what made you think of me. It did make me chuckle when this "Townie" (as I call them) (much the same as the city folks calling us country bumpkins) try's to figure out old farm equipment. I hope I'm not the only one here that knows what the "mystery" machine was.....let alone have worked with one.... Life is Good Dave
  15. If you look at the pic I posted above, The small piece at the bottom is a replacement point. After you trim the existing worn point off. This replacement is forge welded on the share to form a new point. Thanks for Dicks proper name Frank. I mistakenly called him "Ben" Carlson in the other thread...He was a wealth of knowledge and very accommodating to my questions... Dave
  16. This is what I'm working with. Dave
  17. Thanks a bunch Kozzy......That helps, But now, that brings in more research.....I have to look up what plow shares sold for in the 40's......... Before Thomas tells me, I'm going to bring up the ole Sears catalogs. Thanks Dave
  18. Personally, I prefer to leave the spring as is, until I need a piece. Then I just cut off what I need and go from there. That saves me the trouble of trying to remember if this piece or that piece is mild or spring. I have to admit though that my stock storage area is not well organized. Life is Good Dave
  19. Thanks Frank, I have made a set of double bit tongs for shares. But the reigns are parallel and both bits hold the back of the share. They are heavy and hard to hang onto while working. I should make another pair like these and see if I can hang on better. I saw a set about like yours at a tractor show years ago. (Tipton In. I think) Like a fool I took no pictures and could not redesign them in my head. Life is Good Dave
  20. Thanks Slag. Research is not one of my strong suits. But I try and will continue..... Dave
  21. I believe you stated it was previously your grandfathers. Why not just put it up on a shelf and have him, it, watch over you while you learn the craft on a better tool. Life is Good Dave
  22. Thanks Thomas, Kozzy and Judson.....I try to remember to ask this question whenever I run into a new Smith or go to different groups or shops. The date 1940 is just an arbitrary date, no real significance. Just back in the day when this would be common work for a Smith. Of course I realize there would be different prices depending on the share. Different size shares, adding a point, adding cutting edge or just drawing out and setting the suck. Any info you guys throw at me will be much obliged. Thanks Dave
  23. Slag, thanks for the reply and suggestions I have done quit a bit of research on the subject, to no avail. I haven't given up yet though. Just thought I'd throw it out here for some input.. Glen, thanks for the link to Frank. I have read a lot on his site. Not everything I'm sure. I'm not presently looking for shares. I have several plows and extra shares, along with 2 replacement points to forge weld on an old share. I'd just like to find what it would have cost in the day, to have the work done The search continues..... Life is Good Dave
  24. Jeepers Millhand....If your going to add all those conditions, I guess I'll have to save myself all the trouble of a road trip to help ya out. Dave