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  1. Thanks frosty, do I need to attempt to temper or leave it alone after the quench?
  2. These are the best that I could do for the moment. That bend may not be real visible and I just noticed a crack in the blade, I think the crack should be a fairly easy fix if I can get the thing retreated I just don't know how to go about that on this unknown steel. The brand name has been worn off
  3. After the fire we have a shovel that either was work weakened or annealed and has a bend in it and just curves into the ground. I would like to try to hammer out the bend and retreat it. How should I go about doing that or should I be wasting my time? If it can't be done no big deal but this shovel has been through heck and back with my wife so we would like to resurrect it but if it becomes a "useless" wall hanger that's fine
  4. That's what I was doing or trying to do but I'm fairly unpracticed with this application. The blobs in the second picture I just ground off and I figure since I'm going to leave this buckle "bright" unless I'm showing it to someone nobody should really notice it. I think the engraving would look better if I not only had more practice but also better gravers. The ones I used were ones that I had made and were pretty crude. And thanks guys
  5. It's a long ways from good but I like it so far
  6. Thanks SLAG, we have grass coming back in most places and after the grass these two were the worst of our losses, only one ran and it was kept up at the wheat pasture for the heifers winter grazing, more of a spare.
  7. Not a great picture but here's the other one
  8. This is how burned both of them are, I haven't had the time to do anything with them yet
  9. I've got 2 4wheelers that were total losses in the wild fire last month. I am planning on robbing as much from them as I can before they go to the scrap yard. Right now I have coil springs and axles on my list. What else should I look for on them that wouldn't be a waste of time trying to pull off?
  10. First project in the new shop, still needs some tweaking but I think it's usable as is. Got the idea from the DF in the shop YouTube channel
  11. Grass is growing and charity is still coming in, there are a lot of better people than I who are helping us out.
  12. Got alittle too much solder outside of the overlay but it's coming together.
  13. No it isn't, things just keep getting in the way of fixing it
  14. After all of the destruction of the last week I've felt the need to create something. This is the beginning of a new buckle. It's a long ways from perfect but some copper will cover up some of the imperfections. I may put a spot weld in some of the over cuts from the torch.
  15. Thanks for all the replies, dad says he doesn't mind the sharpening or changing utility knife blades so I say good on him.