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About Leon.seretis

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    Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
  1. G'day guys. Im Leon from the Gold Coast, Ive always been interested in blacksmithing yet havet had a chance to do it yet. As i will be finishing my Engineering degree soon (and finally be getting some free time again), i decided to reward my self by learning this age old trade. Growing up dad always had a garage full of wood working tools and together we have made so pretty awesome stuff. Since then we both have had an interest in replicating props from movies and TV shows, the more creative we get the more skills we need to learn and recently we have started working with metal and ar
  2. Thanks for the advice guys, looks like ill be starting with the weight and a tree stump and see how I go from there. Frosty, you mentioned a "down under" secion in your post, were do i go to find that? Thanks again Leon
  3. Hey guys, I am completely new to black smithing and want to have a go, however before I begin I need some kind of anvil. I've had a look around but no one in my area is selling any so I thought I might try making my own. A friend from work mentioned that you can start by using an off cut section of I-beam as a cheap first anvil. I managed to pick up a section of I-beam 10mm thick 300mm wide and 500mm long and an even wider section of U-beam I was thinking I could weld on top. I was thinking of welding some SHS to support the edges of the I-beam or even some plate steel between the two sec
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