Jim Coke

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About Jim Coke

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  • Birthday 02/09/1944

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  1. Karachi Fly Press

    Greetings 313, I have had my P 6 Karachi for years with no problem.. lookin to buy one from OWA? Great folks.. Forge on and make beautiful things Jim
  2. Blademithing series on History channel

    Congratulations Theo, Indeed a class act. Very well thought out and executed in such a short time. Keep up the great work. Forge on and make beautiful things Jim
  3. Greetings Ohio , Sounds like a normal start to me. I started the same way 40 some years ago but back than there was no internet or available references let alone mentors to learn from.. Stick with IFI and learn . Keep at it and ask questions.. Forge on and make beautiful things Jim
  4. Keeping it old school......

    Greetings Jon, The metal shim on mine is for two different thicknesses of blocks .. Yours only needs a cut slightly larger than your swage. My much larger blocks are set up the same way.. This makes it much easier to work on the edge.. Forge on and make beautiful things Jim
  5. Keeping it old school......

    Greetings Jon, Great to see our friend AJ is not just sitting around. Have not seen him in a while. Just a suggestion or two. Ya need to support your leg vise at the bottom. ( steel plate ) .. If you make a cut out in your stump for your swage block it makes it easy to do edge work ..Have fun with your new stuff.. Forge on and make beautiful things Jjim
  6. V BLOCK FOR SQUARE STOCK ? Ya need to support the stock at the point of chisel impact ..
  7. Greetings Derek, The drift is the same as a handheld except set up to go into your ram.... I use a fence that is split to support the stock when drifting because the stock bulges and is hard to index on the flip side. Round stock it is best to hammer a small flat at the pierce point to control shifting.. With the fence it’s easy to index the flip side just make a mark on the stock and the fence.. Once you get the hang of it it’s easy .. Have fun Forge on and make beautiful things Jim
  8. Blademithing series on History channel

    Greetings Theo, I’m sure you did an excellent job... Looking forward to seeing ya .. Congrats keep up the great work. Forge on and make beautiful things Jimn
  9. It followed me home

    Greetings JHCC, As memory serves, That band saw takes a special blade .. Longer than the Milwaukee.. Forge on and make beautiful things Jim
  10. Greetings all, I thought I would share a simple hold down that I designed... Works great for flat or round stock.. The offset design allows for longer stock .. Its a super beginner project and you will find it's your go to tool for many projects.. Have fun. comments suggestion welcome .. Forge on and make beautiful things Jim
  11. Anvil identifying

    Greetings Page, No markings . The Fisher expert NJAM identified it for me.. I also thought it was a Badger.. Log on to his web there might be pictures or he might log on to help.. Super guy.. Forge on and make beautiful things Jim
  12. Anvil identifying

    Greetings Page, It's an early Fisher .. Got one just like it..
  13. What Did You do in the Shop Today?

    Greetings Gergely, I have been known to use my fly press to control the debth of the squish with the tools. My treadle hammer also works quite well. I taught a friend how to make them and at his last demo / sale he sold out at 40 bucks each.. Forge on and make beautiful things Jim
  14. What Did You do in the Shop Today?

    That depends on the candles you intend to use.. Most like the little frameless battery powered ones.. The ring is based on how much edge you want on the flat stock. They are fun to make so have a ball.
  15. What Did You do in the Shop Today?

    Greetings Zero /JHCC, Da tools to get the job done easy. One smack with the rounded end down on the ring than flat end down on the anvil. I have made many.. Forge on and make beautiful things Jim