Gergely

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About Gergely

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    Imaginary Blacksmith

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

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  1. Gergely

    Acacia thorn

    Perfect! Can't say no more... Bests: Gergely
  2. Gergely

    What did you do in the shop today?

    Thanks, Frosty! I try and find the first heart I made a year ago. The difference is relevant (at least ) Hi, Ben! Very nice looking hammers and photos! The main change I made recently to enhance consistency is that I switched to laser cut starting stock. Originally it was 120x5x10 mm flat. You can see the new blank in the picture (It's cut from 4mm thick sheet): Other than that I use only a 30mm dia round piece in the hardy hole. It helps shaping the upper archs of the hearts. Bests: Gergely PS: 40 more horseshoes today + blackened the hearts
  3. Gergely

    What did you do in the shop today?

    Dear Frosty, today's main program really was the sweating. Although as they say around here: a man from far away can tell anything he wants - so here's some pictures Yesterday's and today's 90 horseshoes, luck I sure hope... Sundried hearts after vinegear bath: Bests: Gergely
  4. Gergely

    What did you do in the shop today?

    Thank you, John! Looks like I'm turning my head towards the electrolysis basics. Got 40 hearts forged from 6am to noon. 40 horseshoes still ahead in the evening, if I'm done with those can call it a day Bests: Gergely
  5. Gergely

    What did you do in the shop today?

    Thank you Jennifer, John and Biggun! I try and learn more on the subject. This far somehow citric acid hasn't worked for me, maybe I did something wrong. Oh and I cranked out 50 lucky horseshoes in spite of being away from the shop almost all day... Long days of summer have their bright side(s). Bests: Gergely
  6. Gergely

    What did you do in the shop today?

    That sounds like a plan,. Thomas. I really want to get oriented towards bathroom ironings and the only way to do so is using stainless. It's in the very early stages yet, and I'm still working on the how to aquire good passivation effect on 304 kind of steels after forging. Bests: Gergely
  7. Thank you, Spanky! Here come the newest ones: Bests: Gergely
  8. Gergely

    What did you do in the shop today?

    Pounding out a lance head to a costumer. It's almost 2' long. Starting stock was 32 mm / 1 1/4" dia railway coil spring. Also have been working on a wall hook prototype. It takes some time till it's gonna be a finished design, but getting there slowly
  9. Gergely

    It followed me home

    Baja: Looked after that thread. I'm glad that all worked out well! And I can happily tell you that I'm an owner of a 970 lbs / 440 kg piece of plate. It measures 1200x780 mm (4' x 2,5') and has 56 mm / 2 1/4" thickness. No pictures yet because we took it right to the plasma cutter shop where half of it gets 2x2" holes cut in. So, yippee!
  10. Gergely

    It followed me home

    Thanks Guys! :) Wow, Frosty, a 1200 lbs piece in Ak? That sounds like a not every day chance... Baja: how to forge cutting fluid? wanna talk about it a bit more?
  11. Gergely

    It followed me home

    Dear All, I have suffered from serious iron-deficiency lately. So please root for me that I could succeed in aquiring a 800 lbs piece of plate to create an equilibrium in my mind. Coming soon... Bests: Gergely
  12. Gergely

    What did you do in the shop today?

    Das totally beat me with that You got two nice herb choppers now, Mark. Good luck has shined on you... I'm all hearts and horseshoes these days, but here is something little different: A man bought one a couple months ago, he gave it to an American friend of his, and now as his birthday is coming his wife ordered this as a replacement. My favorite kind of costumer is the returning one. Bests: Gergely
  13. Gergely

    Power hammer tools id

    Try this, it might help a bit. http://www.alaforge.org/files/Tire_Hammer_Tools_small.pdf Bests: Gergely
  14. Gergely

    What did you do in the shop today?

    Nothing fancy, really. Old portable foot-driven forge converted to electric use. I'll replace it immediately as soon I get two days free. But it has seerved well for 5 years - no bad feelings In the fire is a wine bottle holder I made three of. Also some small things: Bests: Gergely
  15. Gergely

    What did you do in the shop today?

    Some tea light holders, the usual lucky horseshoes, hearts, preparing the rune key fobs for chiseling... Got the season on me... Bests: Gergely