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I Forge Iron


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    hunting, broomball, hockey, 4-h, rugby, blacksmithing, farming


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  1. never got to the forge...so i made trouble haha
  2. the guy i get mine from, it was $30 a 70lb bag. a good hour hour half from here but well worth the drive to see what he is able to do. plus he well ship to any home hardware in canada for a mim order number
  3. One day at the old job I was lacking sleep and had a foggy head and got a metal sliver. So I asked one of the mechanics if he had a fine pair of needle nose pliers to pull it out with. Anyway he told me just to use a magnet to bring it out. He had me there for nearly ten mins before I was able to work out just how much he was BSing me. Not one the brighter moments but it made that Monday go by faster for everyone else
  4. im a youngin but i know what and how to use an adz, and drawknife, and could probaly figure out in short order how to use a spokeshave. also know how to use and sharpen a sythe properly. i think i was born in the wrong time period :rolleyes:
  5. i thought of cutting the second edge of but the torches are out of propane, and i will admit to being lazy that day and wanting to get back to forging , so i didn't want to find blades for the grinder, whatever its made of its some tough steel :rolleyes:
  6. two years ago, when we were harvesting grain and sent a kinfe through the blower and chute into the wagon. so no big deal fixed everything replaced the knives, found a couple chunks, threw them into the scrap pile. well this past weekend i was searching through it and found the smallest piece that we found. grab a chunk of inch hollow tube for a stake, a pair of nuts off some 7/8" silo loop rods. welded it all together because the knife is double sided so if you do wear one side down chopping you can just turn it around and keep going, so i welded the nuts onto that bottom edge in order to save my anvil face. this is my end result. im pretty happy with it, i don't think i will ever need to replace it unless my welds break and i have had enough practice that they shouldn't. anyway what do yall think?
  7. thanks bob, but renfrew is about six hours from me, and half the appeal is making something i can put to use.
  8. anyone ever try making a pair? i had to hang my tree stand last fall and trying to climb the tree wasn't real fun wearing work boots. i was thinking a relatively high carbon metal for the actual spur but just mild for the leg braces?
  9. canuk

    little press

    yeah im not expecting much of it, but hey it was free and if its handy once or twice then i think it will be worth having the thing around. i was thinking mainly for tong jaws to have lessmtime spent making them even
  10. canuk

    little press

    a year or two back i got a little press from the scrap at school, and today i managed to finaly get looking at it and i thought i would need to replace the screw. started to disassemble everything to take an assesment on any damage, once the grime and rust was loosen it turned very nice and the missing threads on the screw didnt bother it, greased everything up and re-assembled then started debating how i wanted to use it. i settled on making a holder that it can fit into and put a hardy shank on it then make another holder for mounting on a bench 320.JPG]
  11. dad gets 11mm round rod from the scrap at work, if the supervisor is having a bad day its nickel a pound, but usually its free, up too 16 foot, 10 foot at the smallest. i just have to draw it out to what i want
  12. well i guess i will give an update. i started out with 3/4'' galvanized round rod from silo rings. forged it into the shape i wanted, punched my hole, did alittle re-shaping of the jaws, tried making a rivet and messed up a little too often. so i grabbed a bolt and put it through one blank, got it into the other blank and heated to orange, and made the other head. they are some of the uglyiest things you will ever see but i think they should work which is all i care about at this point. going to weld some reins on rather then draw them out by hand. thank you for the help regarding my question. NOTE**- i do not recommend using galvanized steel, i have had metal fume fever before it wasn't severe but not something i want again. it was a risk to use it
  13. i am mid way through making some tongs and want to make the rivet. can i simply use mild steel? or do commericialy made rivets more then that?
  14. canuk


    well it is a hammer from hydro
  15. the key chain i had broke the other day so i figured i needed another one. started out making a leaf and screwed up a couple times and on the 4th or 5th time i thought i would make a little horse shoe instead. used 1/2" round rod drawn down, about 3-4" started to flatten and then i cut it off. rolled the one end for the ring, and hit it with a starter punch and chisel for the line and nail holes. fairly happy with how it turned out for a first one
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