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gaylan veater

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    American Fork, Utah
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    Blacksmithing, Mountain Man Rendezvous and Hunting


  • Location
    American Fork Utah
  • Interests
    Blacksmithing, Mountain Men and Hunting
  • Occupation
    Auto Mechanic

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  1. So the way I shimmed the sides was I cut the sides of a gallon jug into strips that went the full length of the upright. On mine that worked just right there is now movement and the belt tensioner pushes down and comes back up no problem. My spring is about 40lbs with the belt on.I did put some dry graphite on the plastic before I installed them. So my bottom tube of the riser is 10’’ , the riser that goes in that tube comes up to the top 16’’ with the belt in place. From the base plate to the top of my tensioner pulley is 15. 1/2’’. I used a long straight edge to line up all the pulleys.
  2. Yes I did install plastic shims on 2 sides to take up the little bit of sloop. But the fact is mine also has 2 crowned pulleys as a lot of people said would cause problems. All I know is this was my first build also. I did make sure that all the pulleys line up because that can be critical as far as tracking goes. This information is only from my own experience as not to disagree with anyone else. Thanks, Gaylan
  3. Here is my set up very similar to your build, mine has 2 crowned wheels and I have had no issues with tracking. Sorry I don’t know why it didn’t load my video. Maybe it will load this picture. Here is another picture.
  4. Hi All, I would agree with all has been said. One thing that I remember about Henry Wright he was a brother to Peter Wright and went out on his own to make anvils. I also think that his is marked in the English weight of 206 would be 230lbs. In my opinion it is useable but a little rough for sure not worth the amount asking. If it does pass the rebound test I would offer $400 to $450 and give the owner the reasons why. Just my 2cents!
  5. For all those interested we will be having our January Meeting Workshop January 12th 2019. We will be teaching how to make a wizard bottle opener as per Mark Aspery style. Teachers will be Lonnie Jensen and Gaylan Veater. For more information go to gbsmiths.com
  6. I just left them mild. They seem to grip the forged metal better IMO.
  7. Thanks, As a note I used mild steel. If you use 4140 it will be a lot harder to upset but possible. Good luck with the experience. I had a lot of fun and learned a lot as always.
  8. Hi All, I made this small vice several years ago. My reason was also for the experience and I wanted one that would fit in my hardy hole to take with me when I did demos. I started with a piece of 1” square bar and I slowly upset the end until I had a good 4” face that part took some time and patience. I knew it wouldn’t get done quick so I just went with the experience. After the jaws were formed Ibent them at the 90 degrees you could do them at less than that and adjust the jas face to match. I then decided how far down to make the hole for the screw box. I made a slot punch and knocked out
  9. Hello Everyone, Just letting everyone know that The Bonneville Forge Council of Utah has had to change its name. Same great people with new members coming to every meeting. We are now Great Basin Blacksmith Guild and are on the a ABANA affiliate Thanks, Gaylan Veater
  10. I have some little ones I use them all the time for pulling needles when doing leather work. :) Gaylan
  11. Hi Harold, I would say that it takes about 3 sessions of about 2 and 1/2hrs of shop time. I like to work with about 4 boys at a time and I have 2 anvils set up for them only 1 boy working on each anvil at one time and the other 2 are watching or helping when the making of the tongs. I like to meet with them one night before shop time to go over the safety things and metallurgy questions. Also go over clothing that they should wear. I have had a few boys that start out a little slow and sometimes I have had to help them by holding the bottom of the hammer handle and with them holding the
  12. Hi All, These are my toughts on the Metal Working Merit Badge for the Boy Scouts of America. I have been teaching scouts at my place off and on for about 10years or so now. My experience has been great with this new generation coming up. This is how I have gone about teaching to the young men. I usually meet with their leaders and explain everything that will need to happen for them to complete this merit badge. I inform them that this can not be done in one meeting. I start by having handout of different things some of which is requirements from the book and make sure that they are done when
  13. Hi All, I have completed my stand with the base. My legs a 2'' square solid bar with 3/4''feet and the base is 2 pieces of 3/4''welded together I cut and filed the 1&1/16'' hardy hole opening in the base and drilled the 5/8'' hole these are oversized so when the anvil is put on there will not be any hangup. Here is the pictures so far.
  14. thanks to all for the making of the video, pictures etc, I starting to get parts for a striking anvil back when Brian made his 2nd one before the Abana conference in SD. The video and pictures have made my process go alot easier. I am still working on mine ( my day job gets in the road most of the time ). I have legs cut and anvil cut to size 2.75'' by 5.25''by 14'' my base plate is going to be 1.5'' by 6''by 15'' I am getting the base ready at this time . Thanks for the encouragement to keep working at it. As I can see yours done looks great and the new hammer looks great also. I am sure Ch
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