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  1. You guys sure have some awesome scrap in Australia. I'm sure one day I'll find where the dragon hoards it here in the U.S.
  2. Running out of excuses

    Lol Aus, that wheel is just there for decoration. Till it finds a better home. Keeps it out of the way. There is another on the other side as well. Any time I have cars to work on everything gets piled up in that left corner.
  3. Thomas, that's why it's good to be or be in the company of a blacksmith. We will always want but shal never be left wanting.
  4. Hi ya'll from SW Ohio

    Welcome aboard BillyBones. And Thank you for your service. Sure that old vise as an anvil is Far from ideal, if it gets you pounding that's fine but just know there are far better cheap non anvil anvils out there to try with. Just know that using something that functions poorly can cause frustration in forging. Look up some non traditional anvils to see what might function better. Chunks of steel can be found places for little to no cash. I saw your post vise in another thread. While I can't say who made it it looks like it will work. Just get something under that leg for support otherwise the mount could break and it won't be sturdy . There is a ton of info here so enjoy the reading. Don't forget we love pictures.
  5. Lou, those are better then my first. Aus, that's a beast of a bottle opener. It'll be hard to lose that one. And hard to miss if it's just hanging out on a wall.
  6. What Did You do in the Shop Today?

    I made this from an old rr hammer and torsion bar from a truck. Both sparked high carbon. I did do some MIG welding and tried some TIG welding on the face but I probably would have had the same results without welding on the face. It turned out great and "feels" as hard as my other anvils under the hammer.
  7. What Thomad said. Use it but be good to it. It's awesome to think of the history of it and that you can use it for a lifetime and it will Still be able to be passed on for more use. Cool!
  8. What Did You do in the Shop Today?

    Tried out the stake anvil tonight ( I love it)!even with a few misstrikes it held up. It's mounted too high in my shop abuse stump that I did some forming in. The ring around where the shaft goes through makes no difference. I hammered like heck on it and it held up great. Only a "thunk, thunk,thunk.,.. Really cool and different. Next is to find a stump the correct height. It is proofed in my opinion and the testing will continue.
  9. What Did You do in the Shop Today?

    Well when it comes to a down and dirty tool to get a job done they don't Have to be pretty.
  10. What Did You do in the Shop Today?

    Nice JHCC, I've been meaning to make some of those. That's pretty much how I planned on making them as well.
  11. What Did You do in the Shop Today?

    Lol. I just heated the top portion and risked quenching in water. It is skating a file and I sanded it out a bit. I'm happy so far. Before a ball pien left a divot and now it dosnt. I'll do some further tests ( as in mounting it and forging on it) then I might make its own post. I did do a Lot of grinding tho... So if you are good doing that?... Lol. I must be strange tho. I like grinding and know a lot of people that despise it. @JHCC Thanks.
  12. What Did You do in the Shop Today?

    Well the stake anvil hardened in water. I feared a ting but it worked. Now to mount and test it out. Then it will get some embelishment.
  13. Running out of excuses

    Excuse tonight is to not work on my brothers car and To forge lol. "Looks too involved changing the timing belt And water pump" lol. So I'll work on my post anvil.....tomorrow I'll work on the car.
  14. What Did You do in the Shop Today?

    I have that problem with mine. There are many fixes. I'm kinda holding off on building a new stronger work bench. Ben, Nice work, what steel did you use? I keep thinking they need to be made of higher carbon steel but that might just be a misconception I have. I agree with Charles. It's a great service to Show people good forging info JLP.
  15. For Those Who Metal Detect

    Charcold, I really like it. I did a lot of research before purchasing a machine. When I was a lil kid my dad bought my middle brother a cheap little RadioShack machine. Don't recall ever finding much of anything with it haha. Later my dad bought a machine ( forget what) but it found me some bullet casings and beer caps at the beach. I've always loved finding things ( in fact I can't even relax at the beach cause I just want to find cool seashells) so I decided to buy my own metal detector. And with the price of them it was worth the research. The pinpointer makes the hunt Way easier. Can't say I've found much that's great but I'm sure I'm happier finding old rusty wrought iron or steel then most metal detectors .