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Everything posted by longhunter

  1. Looks like a good usable tool you did a good job
  2. Threy look real good you must a made a few of them before :)
  3. Yes wrought is a little different buddy told me to work it at a very high heat if wanting to shape and moving a lot of metal or he said it can come apart so he has more experience at this then me so I worked like he said . Just kinda wanted to do a as forged type look I like the rustic look dont know how highly polished the furtrade hawks and axes would have really been but they would have functioned just fine. I had found a website with viking artifacts and they had some different axes a few looking close to what ive forged
  4. Thats really nice I take it it is going to be used for a necklace
  5. Here is a pic after I used a wire wheel on and cleaned it up some more
  6. That is a good find I got a smaller colombian vise 10 yr ago for 15.00 at a sale and walked out to my truck and guy walking past said I stole it but you did very well for that size vise thats for sure.
  7. I know someone who makes the tire hammer it seems to do very well hoping to have one some day
  8. Im wondering if you could get a brad point wood bit long enough to try, the point of bit and the way it cuts may work http://www.traditionalwoodworker.com/3_16-Extra-Extra-Long-Quality-Brad-Point-Bit-Germany_US/productinfo/888-0707/
  9. Very nice What size stock did you use for the body of it 1" or 1-1/2" and whats your overall length?
  10. Looks nice i like it dont know about the carbon content in older ones it's possible I guess I was always told that the carbon is lower in the spikes then what people really think worst case is you need to sharpen more often
  11. That is really nice are you using a power hammer?
  12. I think you did a very nice job looks great . That video was nice adding the 1095 cutting edge to it was good idea
  13. Yes I need to improve how I move metal with my hammer also I looked at the strap I used its more 1/4" so thicker material would be of some help to provide some mass in the cutting edge area. I have done some reading a smith that does a lot of hawks says to use 3/8"x2" and fuller the area down that wraps around the handle to 1/4" then the thicker area gives you the mass you need. I didnt real have a welding problem but I did have a problem with the 5160 wanting to slide out when I started to tap the side around to hold it in place to start the welding need to cut the some barbs out of it or use a rough rasp .
  14. Thanks for the replies guys I dont know about boiling down urine maybe its something the wife can do lol not
  15. I made this hawk my first and its not finished of course It's a work in progress made of a wrought iron support strap 1-1/2" wide and 5/16" thick that was salvaged with a cutting bit of 5160 cutting edge is 2-1/2" length is 7". I have used no powers tools to work this so far
  16. Hi all made my first tomahawk wrought iron body with 5160 cutting bit needs more work cleaned up , now it aint pretty but was wondering if anyone has used any of the Laurel Mtn browning solution on wrought and what kind of results did you all have?
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