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  1. H. W. Holthaus, Dahlerbrück in Westfalen Drei Quadrate
  2. In general I prefer monosteel blades but Achims Damascus is always something special. There seems to be more than two steels in this Damascus: The black O2 the silver 75Ni20 and the grey perhaps 1.2519 or 1.2442 or ...? Willy p.s.I I admire your work.
  3. May be this rough sketch helps.
  4. Did you read the patent?
  5. My dies are made of 1045 hardened on the working side. They wer mushrooming too. Now I use a big Simplex soft face mallet with copper inserts: No more mushrooming.
  6. In my opinion the bottom plate is not redundant: It keeps the things together. I don't want to assemble the Guillotine every time I need it.
  7. Merry Christmas to all. My daughter - who recently began blacksmithing too, and i'm proud of her progress - gave me a complete set of new tools for Christmas. Hammer, tong, hardie and anvil. e They are all made of self produced marzipan. The anvil weights 8 pounds!
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    two leg vise ?

    Seems the original colour was yellow. At least in Germany all tools used on railroad tracks are painted yellow. So no tool can be forgotten on the track. May be it was used when building or repairing railroad tracks. Please!!
  9. wicon

    Mini post vise

    I use my little vise on the anvil.
  10. c.baum: earlier! - see Sutton Hoo or the letter from Theoderich "wurmbunt". I guess that the different etching in old blades mostly depends on different contents of phosphorus ( and sulphur and arsenic ). In your case the difference might be the content of manganese, C45 high file low.
  11. @jlpservicesinc I rarely use the belt grinder. Most work is done with a cordless Bosch anglegrinder in one of the smaller blue boxes. The other one contains a cordless drill. The big blue box contains the ppe, the samples, some cordless led lighting and some other items to make life easier and more convenient. The aprons are from Angele. @Daswulf Except for these photographs I don't haul that 45kg Peddinghaus. I only shift it from the trunk to the stump and then use the hand truck. I am lazy, I am not stupid. @ausfire No overweight, I simply leave everything unnecessary at home. @Frosty For heavier equipment I use my trailer. It has a pickup crane. Some photographs: Willy
  12. It's not a hammer, it's a roughly forged sword made of mild steel with a knot in the blade. My statement on "I want to forge a sword." I mainly use it as a sign that I'm taking a break. Willy
  13. Great idea, but that 150kg Bêché doesn' t fit in my trunk. Willy