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  1. Another light and portable solution
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    Mini post vise

    I use my little vise on the anvil.
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    etching pattern welded steel

    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.
  4. @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
  5. 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
  6. Great idea, but that 150kg Bêché doesn' t fit in my trunk. Willy
  7. This is a special setup: I forge with children (between 6 and 86 years) . In the car (an old Opel Astra G) Car unloaded. Built up (without sidewalls) Some details Aprons, safety glasses, gloves for the kids. Samples on the right side.
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    Help identifying a Refflinghaus

    This is not an Ernst Refflinghaus but an August Refflinghaus Söhne anvil. Same surname, same city, same part of the city (Milspe), same river that drove their waterwheels but different manufacturers. I don't know whether ARSM (August Refflinghaus Söhne Milspe) made these anvils like ER or only traded them under their brand. ARSM does not exist anymore since january 2018. May the forge be with you Willy
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    North German Anvil from 1882

    Your anvil was made by Carl Schlasse in Milspe ( now part of Ennepetal ). The mark is an anchor surrounded by "GEDENKE MEIN C SCHLASSE" Gedenke mein: remember me. Willy
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    small scale fun

    I hate it! I try to avoid tongs as long as possible. At a meeting someone could not believe that I made those small snails with my standard hammer. so I demoed one. Nearly ready I cut of the head of the snail. The iron was to cold/the hammer blow to heavy. so the snail left the anvil. The fastest snail i've ever seen! Try to find that small piece of iron in an area of loose gravel. No chance. Willy
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    small scale fun

    Never thought about that. Thank you. Willy
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    small scale fun

    The trivets are triskelion pendants. Forge welding that little stuff: Don't try to move it to the anvil. Having reached the anvil the wire is to cold. I welded on the rim of the firepot. Willy
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    small scale fun

    About 3mm and 4mm square made from tie wire and split with a saw.
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    small scale fun

    Small things teach much about hammer control. all of the work - except the forge weldings on the ring and the eyelet of the right tong - was made with my normal 2 pound hammer.
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    Alfred Habermann was born in Czechia (Moravia) and came to Germany in 1985.