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    Charleroi PA.

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  1. Daswulf

    What did you do in the shop today?

    Thanks Mudman. I wouldn't call it extra but just seeing things in potential materials. Then, sometimes I just get lucky and things work out to an idea.
  2. Daswulf

    What did you do in the shop today?

    After finishing brusing the old apple crates with BLO, I made a necklace/ keychain holder. Not exactly what I had in mind but it came together and works.
  3. Daswulf

    who made me ??

    Hard to tell for me from the photos. A close up of the side with the horn facing right might help as well as photos of each side of the foot under the horn straight on. Also the bottom of thw anvil. Almost looks like a solid steel upper from the waist up. ( trenton or hay budden as far as I know. Looks in Great condition.make sure you do the ball bearing test on it before you buy it.
  4. Yeah, leaf springs are also harder and hardenable. You do ruin any hardening/ heat treat in the HAZ when you torch them.
  5. Well, it's probably not worth the effort. IF they are not wrought iron spikes and steel, you might Mildly get a little more hardness but not much to make a difference. I doubt case hardening is worth the effort for inteded use either. Any access to coil springs at a mechanical shop? If you can build a fire on the ground and find something to blow air under the coals, you pretty much have a forge. Way cheaper ways than O/A torches. Look up JABOD forge. Super cheap and effective. There is a spark test chart online to guesstimate steels, which may be useful to you. Ugh, just too much info here to reference.
  6. Daswulf

    sculpture or trash?

    I know atleast southwestern PA is bad with that. Heck, the bridge they blew up was probably better than most of our mainly travelled bridges. There Are a few old steel (maybe even iron) bridges where I offroad on the cheat river that are amazing that they don't just collapse. I love them but wow are they rough. A few pictures for fun.
  7. Daswulf

    Hello All

    Welcome to the madness Walkure.
  8. Daswulf

    New Smith in Northeast Ohio

    Welcome aboard HammerForged.
  9. Daswulf

    What did you do in the shop today?

    Nice work Mudman. I also Love that little bickern/ bender. Might have to make one (which wouldnt be as nice as that one). Nice little anvils Hans. I really hope you can get your neighbor problems sorted out.
  10. Daswulf

    What did I do wrong.

    Looks burnt to me. Did you spark test it? Could be high carbon. Learning the temps to work different mystery steel is a little bit of a learning curve.
  11. Daswulf

    sculpture or trash?

    It always seems to come down to money and liability. I'd bet they had no intention of upkeep, and maybe no interested parties to try to convert it, and surely they would consider it a liability. Many beautiful old buildings, barns, bridges or whatnot get destroyed often around my area atleast. It is nice on the rare occasion something is restored or preserved.
  12. I don't see exposed stones, how much clay is covering them right in the fire pot area? If they are covered a good bit i doubt they would get hot enough to explode if they were the type to. Also the wood "should" be fine.
  13. Daswulf

    What did you do in the shop today?

    Hah! I like it. Nice!
  14. Daswulf

    What did you do in the shop today?

    Aus, sorry the glitch in the matrix yesterday got me side tracked and I forgot to reply. That longer bolt is fine, just the angle and I got it a little thinner. I Did lose one tho. I was working two at a time and wasn't managing them well enough as they got thinner. As far as the flat spray can clear, I have been using Dupli-color engine paint and lately VHT exhaust paint. They both come in either a matt or flat clear. I like the durability, how nice they spray and quickness that it dries. A little more money but I like the results more.
  15. Daswulf

    What did you do in the shop today?

    Those are some big shears John. Didn't look that big in a diffeent photo. Whats this thingy? Looks like a ball stake made from a lifting weight? I dunno, looks stamped like a lifting weight. OcHavac, look forward to seeing what you make of it.