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About Gergely

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    Imaginary Blacksmith
  • Birthday 05/05/1979

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    Hungary, Europe
  • Interests
    old Central-African blade designs, blacksmithing (beginner), junkyards and reusing junkyard steel

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  1. Wow, Mark! Congratulations! That's a very remarkable () fair display and income. I've wanted that sort of grey timber board you use for vertical display for a long time. Did you find the wood for it or have you treated it somehow to that colour? Also that PW knife is awesome! Bests: Gergely
  2. Need to get more vertical in the shop. I change a big bench for this smaller and more practical one. The crate goes into the bottom part. All scrap raw materials. Tried to make a corkscrew just to see if I'm capable to make one. It took long enough, but hopefully that's gonna change As the design, too. Stock was car coil spring.
  3. Some agricultural work, bending blades for a machine. Tooling was needed for the job. The 24 pcs of blades bent to shape. Bender jig: Bending fork, the inner stem should have be made of sturdier stock. It's coil spring welded on other tool steel handle, so it held up well though. And a cutter helper for the flower commission. The client cuts out the raw material with hand held plasma cutter. Bests: Gergely
  4. Hi and welcome! What VaughnT said if you want to do it on your own. If I were you I tried to look around and find a shop that has a roller. I don't think they charge that much for a simple roll. Bests: Gergely
  5. Have to run now, but any questions you got I try and answer it Mild steel pieces as cleaning medium, also soap and water added: Motor specs: small, 3 phase motor, 1350 rpm. Slower would be better, but it works Bests: Gergely
  6. I take some pictures in the morning. And yes!: Tumbler is the word, I can't get how some words just fall off my head! Exactly! It's a wide 16" dia tire with rubber-like front and back walls to deaden the noise the tumbler makes. Funnily it's still very loud because of the other moving parts. As for today's shop time: A sheperd's axe variation (or a small war axe if you will ): Four flowers of the 90 pcs commission: Textured and bent flat stock for the same fence: Half done nail hook coat hanger. Now I know I have to make another back plate for it. Bests: Gergely
  7. Well, for starters bad weather, that caused there were not many visitors. Almost no sales were made, income only covered the fair fee. But that's in the cards, nothing serious. A couple days earlier I talked with the man who ordered the fire place tool set, and he said he'll come and look at it at this fair. By noon on Saturday I received the information he is abroad somewhere and had been for a week... That didn't take me into a good mood. Plus all my tools got so wet I have to clean them all and it takes time while I have to make other things in a hurry. Actually it was a fun day, but you need some level of sense of humor to enjoy it Now off I run to work, 'cause lots to do and time is so short today, again. Bests: Gergely
  8. As I read your post about the long wire wheeling I thought I show this home made cleaner drum I have. I don't use it very often but it comes very handy when you got to clean many small items. It's ugly and noisy but it works alone. I just put in it some steel chips, bits of soap, a little water and the workpieces - turn it on and do something else. No shop time for me on Monday but I managed to get my hands on some old iron. Bests: Gergely
  9. Thank you, they have the grade nr so I could identify the alloy in the Hungarian system. It's Bz8 - I give it a try sometimes when I go to the big metal plaza next time. It's a real disaster to ask people about bronze around here, I got even from professional turners the answer: hmm, yes, there are some bronzes that are harder than the others. The only actual info I could find was, that in the beginning of the 1900's a famous Hungarian blacksmith used Aluminium Bronze for his delicately forged chandeliers. Bests: Gergely
  10. Thank you, Frosty! I hope wood chopping brings me more relaxation as pain - my lower back feels a bit lousy. And I wish I could see trees everywhere around here: 1. I like trees, you know those that don't want to kill you 2. this was an exceptional winter and all our firewood is gone by now. Take care! Beautiful bowl! Can you please tell what grade of bronze you use for this work? I've tried to forge some bronze before but it was ugly disappointment. Bests: Gergely
  11. Okay, thank you, Robert! yesterday a book followed me home: A Concise History of Modern Sculpture by Herbert Read. (The Hungarian version) I saved it from the rain And a beautiful and big (~25kg/55lbs) stake anvil did not follow me home for my great sorrow... Bests: Gergely
  12. Wow, now I'm more envious about the crane as I was about the chest... (What do you call it btw? Chest, cupboard, drawer something?) Bests: G
  13. Thank you, Aus. I'm very tired now as the last two weeks was a bit overwhelming. Today was craft fair day, and it was as bad as it's possible. Tomorrow I only take the mobil shop off the trailer and chop some firewood, 'cause you know, it's fun Bests: Gergely
  14. Wow, 45 drawers! What a treasure! Or treasure holder maybe... Very nice score. The crane is nice, too Bests: G
  15. Thanks, Das. The design was inspired by a Czech blacksmith. Me too The tools got carnauba-beewax mix finish. The business ends will loose their coating in use, but I didn't want to paint them with heat resistant paint. I think if someone owns hand made ironware they have to accept the fact that it needs to be taken care of. I found a brush manufacture here in Hungary, ordered 4 of these from them. They do all kinds of brushes from tiny to giant sizes. Actually they are the only maker that sells brushes for fire place tools on-line. Bests: Gergely