Timmy Charles

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About Timmy Charles

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    Thomasville, North Carolina
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    Woodworking, Firefighting, Blacksmithing, Fathering of 3 (soon 4)

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  1. Very clean lines and nice design.
  2. still getting the basic concept of forging a set of tongs, but I thought I'd make my second pair a set of bolt tongs. Filmed the process here. it was fun and for some reason a slight challenge. I also made a quick hot cut hardy so I don't have to use chisels all the time. It is out of a RR spike so we shall see how long it lasts.
  3. @2ballcain357 Thanks for the kind words. These are a lot easier than I had imagined. I used 1/2" stock fyi.
  4. I had a woodworking router table for quiet some time now. It has 4 drawers and no handles :o My daughters dresser needs some handles and it seems as if they are so expensive everywhere. I took this opportunity to learn how to make my own drawer pulls. I filmed it to show how easy it was and that you can add different designs to the handles. Check out the Video Here And for those that just want pictures, no worries, I'm including finished pictures. The first one was just done to figure out the technique and the second (bottom one) was to see if i could get an ok turn out. Let me know your thoughts and as always, tips and suggestions are appreciate.
  5. @Francis- I had thought about putting it on the outside, but was worried about the log splitting from impacts or anything. I can always go back and drill a hole there and then chisel out the waste. Thanks for the second idea for the block of steel.
  6. Getting by with a track anvil can be difficult sometimes. I have already created a horn on mine, but getting a hardy hole has been a challenge. I believe having this hole would be a great benefit because you can place different tools in one to achieve different things. I have had a different piece of railroad track, not the track, but a different section that holds the rail timbers. In the video see how I ended up crafting a hardy hole section to hopefully achieve this. link removed Area under the track plate hole has been drilled out, Spike can now be modified to fit into the *hardie hole* and be used.
  7. I've had my piece of track for a while now. I finally took on the challenge of creating a horn on it. Check out the video here.
  8. I've just ran through this entire post. Your building looks great. Can't wait for more pictures.
  9. I've been having issues with my hand crank forge. The strap keeps breaking and wasting my time fixing. i started looking for an alternative by using electric power. I turned my shop vac into a blower. I filmed a video of the build and you can check it out here. I just need to pipe it to the forge now which should be easy.
  10. Nice roof. Gives me some inspiration to cover my area. Nice projects as well.
  11. Sounds like everyone started off the year good. Lots of organizing and some smaller projects. I need to pick up some coal before too long, but I'm trying to forge with what I have left. Made a bottle opener from a wrench the other day. Like everyone else, the weather has been going back and forth. Tuesday is suppose to be real cold for North Carolina.
  12. Watch a wrench get transformed into a bottle opener. http://t.co/w1ywYFvM9H via @youtube

  13. I just did one today out of an old wrench. I got to forge weld (aka closed the closed end) for the first time. Went pretty well. Here is a picture along with a video of the wrench opener being made. Check the video out here.
  14. Thanks for the kind words on my leaf. I will be getting a smaller hammer, hopefully soon for Christmas. This time choking up on the hammer killed my hand. Got a few blisters on my palm. I'll look at securing the anvil a bit better. I usually stand on the other side of the track anvil where I don' have the log in my way, but the sun was terrible for the filming process. Thanks for the tips and I take all advice so I don't mind what you knowledge you have to give. Tim
  15. Yeah I wasn't sure about using the rebar, but the only other piece of metal I had was about 12". I took the plunge and learned a lesson. I've got to really work on removing hammer marks. Thanks for the comment!