Steel_Island671

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    Blacksmithing, welding, metal fab, bladesmithing, metal art

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  1. Steel_Island671

    Forged In Fire Tests

    They do in fact temper their blades. They just don't show it because it doesn't look good on tv. Just imagine that. I mean I guess they can talk a little about tempering it or cut to a short scene on the blades getting tempered but other than that, unless your actually physically tempering it with a torch or something, standing in front of an oven for an hour or so is kinda boring especially in filming it. Another note, this show is not an instructional knife/weapon making show. It's a show for entertainment. For instance the Food Network. Most of the shows don't even elaborate on the techniques of cooking. They just cook the xxxx dish and show you the end result. Some shows do in fact go into detail but those are the boring instructional stuff. Some people like that kind of thing and some don't. Of course us being the blacksmiths/bladesmiths etc. would love to watch a show that instructs in great detail what goes in to making stuff but that wouldn't appeal to everyone. Forged in fire is show is for everyone. Even my 80 year old Grandma loves the show and she knows nothing about blacksmith and such. It's entertainment! It's interesting! It's not an instructional show! So let this show open eyes in how cool, fun and interesting it is and then everything else falls into place. More and more people get curious and want to know more. It just sucks that a lot of people say, "wow they don't temper their blades? This show sucks! Dumpster diving for steel? This sucks! This sucks that sucks! Blah blah!" Be happy, be positive and don't hate.
  2. Steel_Island671

    How to price items?

    Thanks everyone for the great advice! I read up on everything and learned a lot. Happy forging!
  3. Steel_Island671

    How to price items?

    Ok thanks
  4. Steel_Island671

    How to price items?

    Hi everyone! I just wanted to ask how I can price items. I recently forged some stuff and people liked my work and asked if I can make more and sell them. I made some of the items but have no idea how to price it. How do I calculate labor charges/materials and such in order to make a decent profit? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  5. Steel_Island671

    Display

    This is absolutely stunning!
  6. Steel_Island671

    Abstract Dragon

    This is awesome! I would love to have this!
  7. Steel_Island671

    Spindle

    Wow you made this?! You're really good!
  8. Steel_Island671

    Me with casted piece

    Beautiful piece! Though the one holding it looks more beautiful. hehe
  9. Steel_Island671

    Anvil help

    Ok cool. I won't be doing it anytime soon though. lol. I figured I just use it for a bit first.
  10. Steel_Island671

    Anvil help

    Thanks for the info. What do I cover it with and how do cool it slow?
  11. Steel_Island671

    Anvil help

    I see. That's good to know. Thanks!
  12. Steel_Island671

    Anvil help

    It looks to be a solid piece to me. Just look at my pics. The only thing that looks attached is the face plate.
  13. Steel_Island671

    Anvil help

    The top has a face plate welded on. The waist is just a single piece. The base is a single piece of cast steel but has an oval impression on the underside.
  14. Steel_Island671

    Anvil help

    Noted. Thanks
  15. Steel_Island671

    Anvil help

    That's good to know. I'll keep all of that in mind. Thanks again for all of the good info! I guess the numbers rotted away because they are no longer there. Probably due to the anvil being stored outdoors in the open with nothing shielding it from the elements. The previous owner really didn't give a crap about about his anvil. Hence why he sold it to me for 50 bucks. lol. On the serial numbers, they are also no where to be found. How can I tell the age or when it was made?