Gergely

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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. 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
  2. Hi Mark, First: Happy birthday to you! Nice to hear about the birthday-scrapping I'm really sorry for the hammer and feel your pain, but nevermind - these sorts of things happen. You are able to make even better hammers and then those are gonna be the best looking hammers you ever made. (BTW I consider "bigger" stock as >4" dia, but that's just my personal taste.) Bests: Gergely
  3. Tervetuloa porukkaan! It's always nice to have more Europeans on board! Shoot your questions, don't worry you'll have the answers. Bests: Gergely
  4. It's gonna be one real nice hammer, Mark. I have to pull up my socks to keep up, or apron actually Also take it easy, man! Don't hurt yourself if it's in pain don't strain it more, you have time - you don't want it to be bad times. Bests: Gergely
  5. Hi Kevin, I have some (~1000 pcs) of these 30mm / 1 1/4" dia, 3mm/ 1/8" thick circles. I took them, and made the cuts you see in the second picture. Originally I used these blanks for making flowerheads. But when I was asked to make these sorts of medals I figured it will work just as fine. The only trick is to hammer the radius direction edges of the "petals" to get the circumference line straight-ish. I use a small ball peen for the job. Tried to achieve some rib at the right one above. I punch the hole after the shaping is done, because that way I can see which one is the most weakly shaped of the four - that's the one getting the hole in it. I put a small copper ring in the hole, that way they can put any sort of cord through it.
  6. No fair this weekend, so I have to catch up a bit with the comission stuff. Two medals for reanactors, made of 30m dia circle. 9" long decorative nail, made of 3/4 / 20mm square: Prototype of plum shaped keyfob for a motel. Same 30mm dia circle plate stock used for it. Made two half round hot chisel for this job. 1045 did not work, I can tell Good old coil spring does the job well. Bests: Gergely
  7. I really don't know what to say, Mark. Can't say I'll do the same for you Although I do appreciate you giving blood to my hammer-to-be... I hope you're okay. Bests: Gergely
  8. Cool, cool, cool, Mark! Among many other things that I totally forgot to take pictures of, grr, I made this for a friend. Starting stock was an octagonal punching tool, so very quick little project. Also made 80 lucky horseshoes to pay the bills Bests: Gergely
  9. Nice work, VaughnT! Very beautiful dishes. - Unfortunately here in Hungary iron anniversary is the 60th, not too many costumers to sell
  10. I'm with Frosty on this: better chance that it's MS. It must be nice and old MS though, I like to forge old mild much more than new stock.
  11. Hi Jildert, Welcome to IFI, always good to see Europeans here. IRRC around here jackhammer bits are supposed to be made of 36CrNiMo16 but often they are plain C45. That means those are good for striking tools, like hammers, axes, tomahawks and stuff. But with all honesty it isn't worth the pain you'll go through with all those chisels. I can help you though, send them all to me, I even pay for the shipping, that way you'll have more space and can buy nice n good steel while I sacrifice myself to the recycling of this bad-bad stock. Bests: Gergely
  12. Really good looking table! And one happy looking Reynolds Bests: Gergely
  13. You might need it even more than you think I only have a small belt grinder but it's worth its own weight in gold - it's fast and smooth. Most used tool after the power hammer. Bests: Gergely
  14. Thanks, Frosty! It was a yurt built for children to play in by day. So no choice for me - I only could decide whether I sleep in it or somewhere under a bush, so I chose the "civilisation" And also I could drag my shop in it for cover - it was just 15 meters far from my shop place. Yesterday went silently - no rush, no pain. I actually talked more than forged. Still worked for me well. I'm very glad to hear that, Mark! Go and rock 'em!
  15. Way to go, Mark! Bests of luck with the Etsy store! Bests: Gergely I do demoing at festivals all weekend - so mobil shop time for me. Friday went with it till midnight. Then no sleep at all (I "slept" in yurt near one of the bars, nice and loud drunken people. I had a yurtmate who kept bringing empty beer cans and throwing them on the ground from 2 to 5 o'clock a.m. Then at 6 two heavily drunk guys came in for a nice long chat. I was even too tired to use my spear. ) Saturday 10 am to 10 pm. Quite heavy traffic. Now I'm leaving for another demo. Hopefully not too hard day ahead. I slept a bit but I'm still pretty tired, we'll see how things go... Bests: Gergely