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About littleblacksmith

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    The Kid With Too Many Questions...
  • Birthday 08/19/2002

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    College Station, Texas
  • Interests
    Blacksmithing, metal detecting, coin collecting, restoring old tools, survival/pioneer skills, and spending time in the great outdoors!

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  1. Anvil for a *very* junior member (pic heavy)

    That's a dandy little thing. Ive thought of making one that resembles like a 700lb one of wood and put it outside my shop to fool visitors....And then Ide go and pick it up and lift it over my head and really fool 'em. Littleblacksmith
  2. It followed me home

    Now ain't that nice of him. That one is almost identical to the one I got, except the plate you rest the workpiece on was missing so I had to weld/forge a new one. Littleblacksmith
  3. What Did You do in the Shop Today?

    we got a new dog a few months ago, my mom wants another one, but dad is saying no, that one is enough! I think thats what they said about having kids, but there's three of us. The dog we got is said to be a cattle dog. but she isn't that protective to be a LGD it seems, though we havnt really been in any situations yet to really test that theory out. She really likes chasing rabbits, so she may not get along with chickens, I think she would be fine with goats maybe. She would maybe learn some manners. Littleblacksmith
  4. What Did You do in the Shop Today?

    Na, I don't got them, but I want them! One of my brothers and me want to get goats, and I want chickens, but parents think they wouldn't last a week with all the coyotes, foxes, bobcats, and everything else that is smart enough to now a good meal! at our old place we had chickens, they were fun. we will occasionally have a chicken, or some sheep wander over from the neighbors. Littleblacksmith
  5. What Did You do in the Shop Today?

    I know what you are saying about the green grass all summer, kinda weird! have you tried soaking the head in oil to expand the wood, or just put in another metal wedge. depends on how loose it is. If it is just a little wiggle it can be fixed most times, if it is loose to the point where it is about to fly off, re handle. Thank you! That rams head was based off of a video I sent your Husband in a message a while back. I was surprised how simple they are. Littleblacksmith
  6. What Did You do in the Shop Today?

    don't you got goats to mow for you? Yes Mr. Powers, It is quite nice to put a face with a name. I hope to meet you and all the others some day. Oh and Mrs. Hockett those hammers look good so far. the one on the right I would replace the handle, but the other one looks fine to me, How do they fit?
  7. What Did You do in the Shop Today?

    Oh I really like your new profile pic now Mr. Powers! that is a sweet looking hammer. Littleblacksmith
  8. What Did You do in the Shop Today?

    that's almost exactly what I was thinking of when I said that! I see Mr. Powers you changed your profile pick, will take a while to get used to. I like it though better than the Big letter that used to be there. Littleblacksmith
  9. What Did You do in the Shop Today?

    don't think iv'e heard that either! sounds like something you'd order at one of those fancy restaurants where they give you a big plate with a little piece of food in the center with grass on top. Littleblacksmith
  10. What Did You do in the Shop Today?

    I did have to smile a little bit when I saw the line "well, Phooey". I dont think I've ever heard anyone say that! Littleblacksmith
  11. Blacksmithing gems and pearls

    "It doesn't have to be pretty to work well, just to sell" DF in the shop. Littleblacksmith
  12. SOFA Quadstate 22-24 Sept 2017

    I wish I could convince the parents to haul me up there! Littleblacksmith
  13. First hot cut Hardy

    also, to help with the fish mouthing, you can dome the end of the piece, so that when it does fish mouth it just brings the corners back square, and you have little to no fishmouthing. if this makes any sense. Littleblacksmith
  14. What Did You do in the Shop Today?

    happened during heat treating? its impressive that it is now 2 peices, and not just a crack. I feel your pain. we have just hit 1,500 replies! Littleblacksmith
  15. My tools are very limited

    probably an edger blade. check if it is first hardenable before go through all that trouble. Heat up above critical, quench, if it hardens, well, you have hardenable steel. You said you have files, and "just tools that I need to put more effort into" like what? that would help us be able to help you easier, if we know what you have. Do you have clamps, or a vice to hold it in place while you cut and file it? do you have a hack saw to cut out the rough shape? now if you have a forge ( all we mean is a pit in the ground with an air source and a bag of charcoal, you will need this at least to heat treat it), and something to use as an anvil (sledge hammer head, piece of railroad track, block of steel, etc) and a chisel, you can cut out the shape with a chisel, or forge the profile, now to forge it you would need something to hold it with=Chanel locks/vice grips, something to hit it with=smooth face flea market hammer, and your PPE.. Blades have been made for hundreds of years with out power tools, ain't no reason why it cant be done now, its just lots of people think it cant be. I have never made that style of blade, nor am I knifemaker, but for a while I was in your shoes, you just slowly build up your toy tool collection. Littleblacksmith