Bob123

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    Munford Tenn
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    keeping my bride of 46 yrs happy, ham radio, learning how to forge iron,

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  1. Thanks Kozzy The pictures are great. I have them safely stored away along with the information you provided. That is the easy part, LOL, now I have to get out my scrapes of stock, lite off the forge and try to make the "Y's" at the ends. Then some blades and an old broom handle for the handle. Hmmmm this it going to be fun and interesting to try. will post pics and keep everyone interested up on how I am doing. Thanks again Kozzy for the great info and pics. Bob Duh every now and then someone has to slap me up side the head get my attention and show me the obvious. LOL No more reposting.
  2. thank slag visited the web site and it is now in my project favorites Bob Wonderful pic JHCC I like how elegant it is. Simplicity at its best. What is it about 4 or 4.5 inches at the widest part of the blade? If you don't mind I would like to replicate it. thanks for sharing the pic Bob Stop all the excessive reposting of everything
  3. Kozzy you know you have inadvertently given me a challenge. LOL I remember in the dim (and I stress dim) recesses of my mind I recall seeing what you have mentioned. I think my grandmother had one like that. If you read this and will tell me the distance between blades I would greatly appreciate it. Maybe even a pic? If you haven't read between the lines yet I am begging. LOL I have a couple of knives in the works from the same piece of steel they are going to be an attempt at making a skinning and gutting knife. Will post when I have a little more completed on them. Thanks Bob
  4. JHCC After cutting it out I wondered about the radius and then decided that I would have to make a cutting board with a cup in it just for the Ulu. The cutting board will be another project and I will have to dust off my skills as a wood worker. LOL I haven't used enough to know if it will be very tiring or not but feels good to my hand and the wife seemed to think it would be alright. Will keep your thought of a handle in mind for the next one. Yes I used a sander and grinder to work it to a rough shape and then files and sandpaper. The pins go all the way through the metal so hopefully the handle will not work loose. The metal was a salvaged diamond crusted blade used on a gas powered saw and is about 1/8 inch thick. I did heat treat it a brand new file just skated on the blade when I finished so I assume that it is quite hard, only time and use will tell. I thank you for the comments. As old as I am I am still able to learn and love all the help I can get. Bob JHCC After cutting it out I wondered about the radius and then decided that I would have to make a cutting board with a cup in it just for the Ulu. The cutting board will be another project and I will have to dust off my skills as a wood worker. LOL I haven't used enough to know if it will be very tiring or not but feels good to my hand and the wife seemed to think it would be alright. Will keep your thought of a handle in mind for the next one. Yes I used a sander and grinder to work it to a rough shape and then files and sandpaper. The pins go all the way through the metal so hopefully the handle will not work loose. The metal was a salvaged diamond crusted blade used on a gas powered saw and is about 1/8 inch thick. I did heat treat it a brand new file just skated on the blade when I finished so I assume that it is quite hard, only time and use will tell. I thank you for the comments. As old as I am I am still able to learn and love all the help I can get. Bob oh oh sorry about that latticino used the wrong name Thomas Powers I don't know if I want the world to beat down my doors at my age. LOL I do however take all comments to heart and learn from them;. Sorry Clay I didn't realize that I was in the wrong thread. will look closer next time.
  5. I was looking at knives used by Indians for centuries and came across one called Ulu, made by Inuit Indians. It looked interesting and i decided to make a version of one. I think i bit off more than i could chew. LOL Anyway hear it is. Blade is about 3.5 inches wide and 4.5 inches from top to bottom. Blade is about 1/8 inch thick and has a one sided bevel. Handle is Maple with copper wire for pins and a simple food grade butcher block oil for a finish, to make it food prep safe. I am glad i only had one bevel to contend with as it almost kicked my butt. But with many hours of hand work managed to get it sharp. Not scary sharp but sharp enough that it cuts and chops vegies well. Will work some more on the edge. I welcome all comments good or bad as i am new at this hobby. As a newbi (only one year at the hobby) and only 70 years young as of yesterday I need to start learning. LOL Here are two pics one of each side.
  6. Yes I have used it. Finished up and put together a set of tongs from Kens Iron. Liked the way it worked for them. As I have very limited experience with a real anvil I can not say which I would like better. 6 to 9 US dollars a pound was a little rich for my blood so went this direction. Have had a couple mention it might work better mounted on a stump or solid wooden stand I make myself. My next project will be a set of tongs from scratch and will know better then what I think.
  7. Back in March I posted a picture of a piece of steel and asked for ideas on the best way to use it. The picture is what I came up with. The strike plate is 5x13x1.5 inches thick and weighs in at about 28 pounds and has a 1 inch hardy hole. The plate it is mounted on is 13x14.5x1.5 inches thick and weighs in at about 80 pounds. Legs are 2 inch schedule 40 pipe. I haven't road tested it yet as I just finished it. Comments good or bad are welcome as I am still a newby
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    I want to thank all of you for your input. SLAG Spring's Promise is what my bride of 46 years has chosen for a name, and believe me I am not about to argue with her. LOL again thanks to all Bob
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    I like it slag thanks
  10. Druid_Hammer

    love it
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    I need a name for this picture/sculptor please.
  12. BP0553 Building a Brick Forge

    WOW Glenn you made all of us envious. It takes a lot of talent to build something that beautiful. Bob
  13. S0019 Cutting Trees

    ROFLMAO So True So True I echo Mark a big thanks for the humor. Bob
  14. BP0078 The Metallurgy of Heat Treating for Blacksmiths

    Ouch! My brain is old and has scale on it from being overworked to many times. LOL That is a great article and I will have to read it several times before it all sinks in this old brain. At 69 years young I am not as quick as I used to be. Thanks for the information Quenchcrack it was well thought out and presented in a way that with several readings I think I will be able to absorb at least half of it. Bob
  15. Show me your shop!

    No walls. No roof. LOL But it is a start. Will have to be a fair weather iron worker at least for awhile.