smithatheart

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    I am a young smith who is getting better after school day by day I recently made a striking anvil I am making a shop and a new forge

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  1. h13 has to be worked where with full heat it all has to be the same other wise like all metals it will crack after time of heating and cooling cycles
  2. i have a pw that is stamped 1,1,18 and it is stamped 79 on the feet does anyone know about the stamps on the feet the guy i bought it from got it from the carolinas it is stamped(chisseled) L H possibly liam hoffman but i havnt a clue
  3. I recently picked up this beutiful anvil for 175 bucks its 142 lbs hardy hole is half inch it the edges are good with one small chip but my guess it was sitting in someone's garden because the bottom is heavily pitted and I found the forge weld seam right under the horn and in two random places there is a 3 if any one knows how old it is or what it's worth or possibly a brand
  4. I am building a new forge because my last one failed I am build ing my first fire pot will 2 inches deep safice or does it need to be deeper
  5. i don't go fast i use a larger hammer so i can see where i swing but when i get tired i go to 1.5 then a 2 then 3 and i totally understand that it is heavy but my mentor told me when forging go slow and know my boundrys and know when to stop and i know when to stop i understand your point of view but thank you and now that i think i will start using a smaller hammer
  6. well I'm different I have my own shop a chop saw a peter wright and many tongs an no I am not lying and I'm not rich but I just work I buy and sell and save and I build my own tools .I have been welding since I was 10 and wood working since I was 5 so I grew up in a work shop and I basically grew up in a workshop btw I'm 13 the 13th thanks buddy I appreciate it and I'm sorry but I like a heavy hammer most of my work is with a 4 lb hammer and a 3 lb it is just what I prefur like I strike with a 12 lb hammer
  7. does any one know how long peter wright has been around I have always wonderd because I have a 158 lb peter wright and it has a small horn a wide face and I looks older
  8. I cant put a photo because of reasons but I am not the most descriptive person and I'm 12 so yeahh
  9. when I started blacksmithing I bough a hundred pound cast anvil that had no markings and it looked like a Vulcan in shape but I am not sure about the brand if any one could shed any light on it that would be great
  10. when I started blacksmithing I bough a hundred pound cast anvil that had no markings and it looked like a Vulcan in shape but I am not sure about the brand if any one could shed any light on it that would be great
  11. you got it but it will be 20 inches long thanks
  12. well will a forge with no fire pot work
  13. I have been making a forge and I have been thinking my plan was to be a flat bottom and the air comes from the bottom without a fire box but I don't know if I need a fire pot but just have a flat bottom and the width on the inside be 8 inches wide with fire bricks on the side and just stack the coal higher but I think it will work but my biggest comcern is can I work 1.5 inch rounds with it