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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. Jonnytait

    Purpose of anvil cut-out?

    It seems as though Soderfors possibly made anvils for Blacker power hammers too?
  2. Jonnytait

    Making tongs with a striker - video

    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
  3. Jonnytait

    What did you do in the shop today?

    Thank you! I posted a video of me and my friend striking in the tongs section. Makes making tongs a lot faster for sure
  4. Jonnytait

    Making tongs with a striker - video

    Made a new pair of tongs with a striker a few weeks back, makes drawing out a lot more fun Tong Making.mp4
  5. Jonnytait

    What did you do in the shop today?

    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
  6. Jonnytait

    Largest vintage anvil

    Theres an anvil for sale on a website that sells blacksmiths tools that weighs 1121 lbs
  7. Jonnytait

    New to me anvil

    This thread may shed some light
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    Show me your shop!

    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
  9. Jonnytait

    Show me your shop!

    Nice smiddy, good to see others in scotland here. This is my new place, still have stuff to move yet but its taking shape
  10. Jonnytait

    Hello from Scotland

    Hi Rangie, welcome. Im in the north too
  11. $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.
  12. Jonnytait

    Wooden frame power hammer?

    I kind of like this hammer, have you tried forging with it yet?
  13. Jonnytait

    Show me your Forge

    Thanks, if you look below the forge you can see that blocks stick out of the wall at that point, from the ground up to the hatch, so I had to build that stainless heat shield at the back of the forge around them. Im not really sure why the wall is designed like that , its not like that on the opposide side of the building. Must be something to do with the hatch. The man that built the shed put the hatch there as he used that part of the shed for storing peat. He would back a truck up to the hatch when the shed was getting full and start filling it from there instead. More recently my sister used it as a stable for her horse as you can see by the stable door, up until a few years ago. Now I use it as my shop
  14. Jonnytait

    Show me your Forge

    Finished building my solid fuel forge afew weeks ago, thought I would show a photo of it. Using coke, works just fine so far Forgot to say, the original fire pot I built for the forge was a little shallow, you can see it down to the left of the forge. Welded up a deeper one which works better
  15. Jonnytait

    A collection of improvised anvils

    I got my hands on this heavy bit of stock afew weeks back, ended up rounding off the edge a little and putting together a stand for it. Works great as an anvil, better than i thought it would actually. Its EN8 stock, seems to be tougher than mild steel. Heres some photos, and a photo of the first thing I made with it - one half of a pair of tongs