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    Blacksmithing, welding, metal fab, bladesmithing, metal art

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  1. 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 techniqu
  2. Thanks everyone for the great advice! I read up on everything and learned a lot. Happy forging!
  3. 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!
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    Abstract Dragon

    This is awesome! I would love to have this!
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    Wow you made this?! You're really good!
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    Me with casted piece

    Beautiful piece! Though the one holding it looks more beautiful. hehe
  7. Ok cool. I won't be doing it anytime soon though. lol. I figured I just use it for a bit first.
  8. Thanks for the info. What do I cover it with and how do cool it slow?
  9. It looks to be a solid piece to me. Just look at my pics. The only thing that looks attached is the face plate.
  10. 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.
  11. 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?
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