Ethan the blacksmith

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About Ethan the blacksmith

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  • Birthday 03/05/2002

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    Strome AB canada
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    Blacksmithing/steam/fiddle/old things

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  1. Alldays hammer base

    Thank you very much frosty. I think that's what I'll end up doing... thanks again ethan
  2. Alldays hammer base

    Thanks for the info. I'll consider that when I plan to poor the concert
  3. Alldays hammer base

    Thank you very much. I will be sending you an email. I would probably mount the base for it on a pad or something like you said, but the trouble in my situation Is that my new shop space is dirt. So i would have to pour a pad anyway.
  4. Stampede commission

    Yes that was me! Thank you
  5. Stampede commission

    Thank you all. Yes I used 15n20, and 1084. Question for y'all: is there a real difference, or enough that they have to make like fit example, 1080,84, and 85. Like is there really enough differents in that .01% carbon difference?
  6. Stampede commission

    the billets I forged were about 2 pounds, and when I go done, I could forge 4 or 5 knives out of them, it took many heats tho.
  7. Stampede commission

    Thank you guys for the kinda words as always. They are in commission as mr.powers said, but I do intend to do another run of them because they seem to be popular in the eyes of Facebookers;) it was a bit big job for the little giant to weld all those big billets of steel so I'm sitting on my hands for a bit until I get shipping Inline for the new hammer.
  8. Stampede commission

    Thank you guys!
  9. Alldays hammer base

    No problem bud! It's a great hammer and I'm glad you got to see it!
  10. Alldays hammer base

    When I visited matt, he had his Striker bolted to a steel stand that was attached to the pad inside the shop area. I'm wondering if I can get around the steel base by simply having a raised concrete base.
  11. Stampede commission

    Thank you, I think they are around 16-17" or so
  12. Stampede commission

    Thank you!
  13. In my opinion, you should look at it this way. Basically we want to do what ever we can to minimize the amount of "wasted energy" that happens when the anvil shakes, moves, and dances around the floor. This isn't always achieved by having a bigger anvil. If you have a 600 pound Anvil on an uneven base, it's going to move no matter how you had it. If you have a 75 pound anvil and it is bolted solidly to the concrete, via our fabricated steel base, there won't be any movement at all. And from my experience, I would argue that a normal, regular sized Anvil (100lbs or so), for normal work, is more than adequate for anything and everything. If you have An anvil of this size or bigger, and it moves around, that simply means that your anvil is not secured properly. I would actually not rather use an Anvil above 400 pounds or so, because the face usually gets so wide that you have to lean over at an awkward angle to get to the far edge, especially if you are like me and you forge with your body perpendicular to the Anvil (kinda like Brian brazeal). My current anv is about 150 lbs, and it is held to a fabricated, three Legged steel base with bolts and then the legs of the base are bolted firmly to the concrete. This is the same way most striking and anvils are held down, and they perform extremely well and only weigh in total like 75 pounds. I do agree that a slightly larger and anvil does have its advantage when it comes to working surface area and mass under the horn(s), but in my conclusion as long as you're comfortable with the size of your anvil... size does not matter! What matters is how, and how well your anvil is mounted.
  14. Alldays hammer base

    Ethan here, I have bought and all days and onions 1CTW Power Hammer And I am quite happy about it. It came off of an English war vessel, and the man who I am buying it from has rigged up a single phase system so that makes my life a lot easier but too the question: i've seen a lot of these power hammers put up on steel bases, and obviously that would be a good idea to increase the height. But I am wondering if, to save work, if I can simply do a raised concrete foundation that would come above the floor line maybe 6 inches. This is obviously a heavy cast-iron one piece hammer, so does it really need a heavy fabricated steel base underneath ? Anyway looking forward to the help.
  15. Stampede commission

    Ethan here, Please refer to my post and knife making for the full description of how this all came about, but here are 12 steak turners that are forged to go with the Damascus knives for the world championship auctioneer competition at the Calgary stampede. I am looking forward to your experienced eyes to critique them;)