Wrought Iron Farm

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About Wrought Iron Farm

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    Male
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    Steger IL
  • Interests
    Beer brewing and drinking, glassblowing, knife making and blacksmithing, classic cars, wood working, guns and reloading, and fishing. This is the stuff I do on a weekly basis

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  1. Anyone know anything about this old girl? She has a cracked cast iron pot, so I’m going to use an old farm disc as a pot. Here she is if anyone had information I would appreciate it.
  2. Short story of me. I started making knive by material removal about 8 yrs ago. Split with girlfriend and lost my shop 4 years ago. Stuff sat in boxes till last year, I set up shop in my new garage. Started removal knives again and dove head first into blacksmithing again. History out of the way onto pin discussion, I’ve made bunches on mosaic pins but want to find the pin stock with shapes. I’ve been looking since I started marking knives 8 yrs ago. I don’t know if I’m just garbage at googling or what but I can’t find stock anywhere. I can find complete pins but I want to make everything in-house. This is what I’m looking for the shapes in the center of the pin. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
  3. My bad, I’m going to cut out a spade ♠️ shape and pop it in the forge then hammer forge in the curvature.
  4. Hey y’all, want to make so garden tool for my wife and her family. I want1075 so that way it will hold a bit of an edge but don’t know which kind. Hot rolled, cold rolled annealed, scaleless blue tempered? What’s the best choice? Pic to show full list of options. Also what gauge would you guys suggest? I was thinking 14-16?
  5. Oh yeah, he’s an awesome dude, No doubt about it. I have a Holland swage block and know they make quality products. This is a tool but it would be awesome to have a tool and an investment. Not 466 it’s 440lbs
  6. Antique anvil from a company that has been gone for decades, I think will hold a higher value. Vs something someone can buy new. So if I spend 2600 on it die in ten years my family would probably get 1000?
  7. Hey guys, I’m trying to decide on my next anvil it’s a toss up of a perfect shape S&S 387lbs no sideshelf north German or a holland north German style with a side shelf 466 lbs. I’m really torn between the two. The s&s is lighter but older and has no side shelf but has the cool old factor going for it. I also think it’s going to increase in value and I think a used holland will depreciate. I’m thinking down the road for my family when I’m gone. This will be my dream worker anvil. Anyway, do Any of you guys that don’t have a side shelf wish that you did? Also you guys with a side shelf can you tell me the best advantages of having one? Any help as always is greatly appreciated.
  8. Hey guys, if this is the wrong spot for this I apologize. I want to make some stuff from nuts and bolts. What kind of bolts should I buy and how can I know a 100% that they have no harmful coatings? I want to make a carving knife from a bolt and a ring from a nut. Also want to use them for various therapy projects. As always your help is greatly appreciated.
  9. I used a brick sized piece of steel to block the front. Seemed to work well, here’s a pic.
  10. First impressions, smaller then I thought it would be. Looks a little cheesy but I fired it up and I was pretty impressed. Overall I’m stoked so far. Mind you this was the first fire up. I’ll let you know next week what my thoughts are. 90A3A0E4-4F1D-47D2-BD0C-3050D909DB5F.MOV
  11. I got the two burner. I probably will use the steel door as the front and only use the the back when I have a bigger project. I will definitely keep you guys posted.
  12. I ended up with the majestic artist deluxe. Should be here Tuesday
  13. It’s like glass blowing and kilns tho. You buy a small one for 2/3 the price then out grow it in a year and have to buy a bigger one. I would rather just make the purchase one and be done. That’s my logic behind just getting a decent sized forge.
  14. Ok so I have a xxxx ton of money tied up in my setup and anvils, I just want to get a forge that works. So my question is, if you guys were to buy a forge big enough for two people to work out of, what forge would you buy? I make knives, key chains and leafs. My wife wants in and she wants to make leafs key chains and basically everything but knives. So we were looking at the majestic 3 burner with front door and both sides open. If you guys need a forge yesterday and were ordering one right now what would it be and why? Thank you for the info. Also I have looked through the gas forge section for the past day trying to figure out the best route to go.
  15. It is a weld mark reg, I’m a glass blower and have a bunch of regulators. We use them all for propane to run the glass torches. And for my big torch I use 20lbs of pro and 60lbs of oxy.