tech413

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  1. Thanks for all the input! My dies for now will be cold rolled, once I am happy with the design of them, there is tool steel available locally in the same dimensions. I don't want to make dies out of tool steel to find out I don't like how they are made. I think I will go with the idea of putting a hole under the bottom die, I plan to be able to use this in the vise as well so I need the plate to support the bottom dies. I plan to make a bunch of different die configurations so we will see how it goes. Just wish I had a millling machine set up at home.
  2. Started my new guillotine tool! Got pieces all cut, just need to get material for dies and weld it all up! Will update with progress.
  3. I got some tongs and hot punches for my birthday (5 days ago) not sure if that counts?
  4. Looks great! Hoping when I set up a permanent smithy that I can put in a forge like this! Well done!
  5. I wish I could find coal in Ontario for less than $1 a pound!
  6. Looks real good! I am considering making one along these lines as my current forge is round, doesn't work well for wider work.
  7. That is a gorgeous blade!! Well done!
  8. I have that same coal, but I picked it up directly from Robb while I was up in his neck of the woods. I don't have a lot of coal experience but its real good IMO. I priced it through HH and its way too much for me to pay. I want to find a bulk supplier, I'd consider switching from propane. That is another option, I built my own propane forge and love it! Just light it and go, no fuel to add, no fire to tend. Just a thought.
  9. LOL!!! Awesome! Great name! Congrats!