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About Jonnytait

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    Shetland Islands
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    Welding, Machining, Blacksmithing, Boats

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  1. I got lucky and someone gave me a fairly big cone mandrel for free. I was grateful! I Can take better photos of it if anyone is interested
  2. I would be interested to see photos of your anvil Willie
  3. I just had a look on ebay for used anvil prices to see how bad it is. I found a used 51 kg Brooks anvil with a 'buy it now' price of £750. A brand new Brooks anvil the exact same weight.. New.. from Brooks costs £606.43
  4. It seems as though Soderfors possibly made anvils for Blacker power hammers too?
  5. Thanks, will try that next time it makes sense. Working with a striker is still new to us so still trying to figure it out. First few tries were not very smooth at all
  6. Thank you! I posted a video of me and my friend striking in the tongs section. Makes making tongs a lot faster for sure
  7. Made a new pair of tongs with a striker a few weeks back, makes drawing out a lot more fun Tong Making.mp4
  8. Finished a pair of tongs today, with scarf welded rains - the bottom ones. The top pair I made a few weeks ago with a friend striking for me
  9. Theres an anvil for sale on a website that sells blacksmiths tools that weighs 1121 lbs
  10. That is correct, I did wonder about that when I was installing the forge, but I do also have a propane forge tucked away under the work bench which I could set up if I ever face that problem, which i dont think will be very often. Long work pieces can be passed through it, so that should solve the issue I hope! Shetland is a good TV show although its a bit odd watching it when you know the place well
  11. Nice smiddy, good to see others in scotland here. This is my new place, still have stuff to move yet but its taking shape
  12. Hi Rangie, welcome. Im in the north too
  13. $800 is madness, where do people get these prices from? You could buy a brand new quality anvil in the same weight range for less.
  14. I kind of like this hammer, have you tried forging with it yet?