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About Gergely

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    Imaginary Blacksmith
  • Birthday 05/05/1979

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

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  1. What Did You do in the Shop Today?

    Some new tooling for the PH. Bearing balls and rollers and two texturing tool in the style of beammeupscotty. (The biggest ball is 20mm/3/4" dia) Bests Gergely
  2. I think Vaughn hit the nail right in the head. My experience shows that if you want to learn something in this trade it's best to start and make a 100 of it. And as for the time: as a beginner I scheduled 3 hours of workshop time at once. (Now it has changed into half to 10 hours as the circumstances dictate ) Bests: Gergely
  3. It followed me home

    Hi MG, It's very useful to have 10mm plate around in the shop. Maybe not for a portable hole though. (Unless you weld together 2-3 pieces.) But you can build a guillotine tool. I think 10mm is enough for the structural wall thickness. You can find some 10-12mm thick leafsprings for dies, and as soon as you get the sizes of the die stock you can start the build... (I think you also can buy new springsteel, most likely 56Si7 as flat stock. That way once you have the first set of dies and built the frame around them you can buy exactly as much steel as you need. That's the time when new stock is cheaper then scrap ) Of course this is just one way to go, that plate is very good for other stuff, too. Bests: Gergely
  4. Those cats are excellent, Aus! Thank you for sharing! Bests: Gergely
  5. I'm getting married!

    All the bests to you! Congratulation! Gergely
  6. It followed me home

    Did a minor clean up job on a cast iron relief for a friend. As a thank you I was gifted a 5lbs/2,5kg piece of bronze. Its dia and size is perfect for a big soft hammer. I give it a go, just grinding it a bit and drilling hole for the shaft. Bests: Gergely
  7. What Did You do in the Shop Today?

    Nice work, Mark. Very nicely textured hanger. And I like the ball peen, too. Hopefully I get my half of the job done in this month Bests: Gergely
  8. It followed me home

    My car drove me to the scrapyard, I really not intended to go there While I was there I thought it worth a look around. I need nothing anyways so only a quick screening... Well, almost like that... I came out with 240 lbs/110kg scrap steel and 114lbs/52kg machinist vise. The vise is the big brother of my actual heavy duty machinist vise - and it is taking its place when the jaws are restored. I was very happy to find these ball shaped items, as I need some more texturing tools for the PH and couldn't find any big sphere shapes. The biggest is around 4" dia. Bests: Gergely
  9. Simple Hunter

    I like it very much! Very elegant. Bests: Gergely
  10. What Did You do in the Shop Today?

    That's real nice work, 58er! You achieved some renaissance style scrolls, cool! Bests: Gergely
  11. What Did You do in the Shop Today?

    Hi Mark, I couldn't say more than Frosty, Aus and Jim said. I feel your surprise and hurt but just let it go and nevermind. There are enough people who like and are going to like your work, that's what counts. Bests to you! Gergely
  12. Old Lokomo 60A, worth buying?

    I'm sorry, Charles, but: what?
  13. Old Lokomo 60A, worth buying?

    Yeah, you do. But if any comfort Finland is not the easiest territory to find a good anvil. try to find a scrapyard that sells scrap steel. (Finland related info: do not try to contact them on phone, wear your worst cloths when you go there, just ask them casually) Hunt for a big industrial looking chunk of steel. 100 mm dia axel and you're golden for a couple of years while you find your actual anvil. And nevermind. Steel goes to you any minute it realizes that you're a magnetic personality. Bests: Gergely
  14. What Did You do in the Shop Today?

    Hello Jim, Real nice looking cone. And I love that table you have the drill on! I finished this flower. Its base was the most fun to forge: it's made of 60mm / 2 3/8" x 20mm / 3/4" flat stock. Last couple of weeks I mostly forged small stuff so I really enjoyed banging heavy metal.
  15. Old Lokomo 60A, worth buying?

    Hi, Well if you consider that some Finnish blacksmith-hobbyists travel to the Czech Republic to buy a normal quality anvil, and they do it because it's worth it - I'd be happy to drive and buy that Lokomo. I've also heard that Lokomos are good anvils. The chipping on the side is not that bad problem. With my limited experience about the anvil situation of Finland I can say you can have a nice deal on the anvil. Maybe the owner even lets the price down a tiny bit. Worth a try. Bests: Gergely