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    Any steam hammers available?

    Do tell.. Local find? Still stuck in the logging camp.... Long line logging setup?
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    How to forge a flatter.. No swage block used..

    Looks great Hikerjohnson.. Thanks for posting back your example.. That is a mighty fine tool.. did you put your makers mark in?
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    Any steam hammers available?

    sharp tungsten.. I am so happy for you... I am jumping up and down for joy.. This is a life long dream of mine.. so please share as much as you can so I can then live vicariously through you and your exploits.. self contained winch? Off steam shovel maybe?
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    What did you do in the shop today?

    irondragon forge & Clay. Thanks looks like it was a double layup exactly what I was looking for.. Mudman, nice bottle openers.. I have never made one.. duckcreekforge. Wonderful work.. I love making rulers or measuring devices.. They are gorgeous.. How thick.. yup. bunch of great work there 58er
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    What did you do in the shop today?

    Do you think it was wrapped or stacked/ layered to get where it is? I've got 5 or 6 billets I keep trying to figure out what to do with...
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    What did you do in the shop today?

    irondragon forge and clay.. Looks nice.. Is the whole thing layered including the poll?
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    What did you do in the shop today?

    Ausfire.. I had many over the years.. At one point I must have gotten 4 20fts of 3/8X 2" that was so bad. I just scrapped them.. They had delams, extreme hard spots.. Nearly impossible to work with..
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    What did you do in the shop today?

    Really is amazing work..
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    Wobbly Bottom

    Flatliner, That's interesting.. Whats a better thing to use? Epoxy?
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    Wobbly Bottom

    Kiss is a wonderful concept rarely as well implemented.. I'm for simple as long as it offers what I want.. lol..
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    Wobbly Bottom

    Key being a tight fit (close) fit around the anvil.. A flat bottomed anvil this is a great way.. Hay Budden, Trenton and a few others used a hollow base... In this case a plate of 1/8" or more under the anvil would be needed.. I've tried the sand method as well with the hay budden with sand and it lasted 5 minutes as the sand just displaced filling the cavity.. I then tried to fill it with sand, pebble mix mounding it up in the center and sliding the anvil on top so the cavity was filled.. This worked for about a week than I noticed each time I hit the anvil there was a faint cloud of dust.. I pulled the anvil off to find the pebbles had started to break down rock crusher style.. Then I tried the plate over the sand and this worked well but found with how aggressive I was with the anvil when working that in short order I had the hole wallowed (worn wood).. and when working at the heel or horn the anvil would move around.. I then came up with an idea based partially with an article in the Blacksmith/wheelwright that showed a bar wrapped around the waist and bolted to a angle iron stand.. I took this and moved it a very large leap forwards (for me at the time) with 1/2" round wrapped around the waist from 2 sides threaded on the ends.. I then bored a hole completely through the center of the stump and burned a 1.25" square bar through the center.. This then had 4 holes drilled though at either side of the stump with enough room for the nuts to be tightened.. This worked well enough but the 1/2" bars started to bend at the ends where they were threaded through the square solid since the holes were 90D and the bars were at a narrower angle.. I then came up with this example and it worked flawlessly for years and years.. the only tightening that ever needed to be done was 15 years after the install, the though bolts needed to be tightened as the stump had shrank some.. I moved up to 5/8" round for all round bars and the 2 main round bars went through the stump.. The straight bars were let into the wood with notches at the same angle as the stump.. I then bent the ends to be the correct angle for the tie rods would pull straight.. The straight rectangular bars were 1"X 2.5 IIRC.. punched hot for the 5/8" bolts.. Anyhow it worked flawless till the stump lived outside for 5 years and if rotted away.. You can see it as removed from the rotten stump..
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    How to forge a flatter.. No swage block used..

    1" sq 1018HR (Hot rolled) X 8.5".. Marked at 2.5 for the face and 8.5 for the cutoff point when done.. the overall length will only be about 5-6" when done.. Post back pictures to this thread as you progress would be great..
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    Wobbly Bottom

    Nice.. that should work great.. well done..
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    What did you do in the shop today?

    Nice work.. Do you own a plasma CNC table? Where do you get your pieces cut?
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    Wobbly Bottom

    Leather works.. This was used lots of times in the old days..
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    Wobbly Bottom

    I'd leave it as be and just make the hole unlevel.. It's easy enough to do with a wood chisel and some putty.. Most old fashion cast iron anvil stands only support the anvil around the very edge.. I don't agree with this put it really is easy enough to do to level it out.. If I had my heart set on it being even I'd weld a few beads on the bottom.. If you are concerned then so be it.. I'm not a fan of calking between the anvil and stump and like my anvil pulled directly into the stump and secured.. Lead is not a good idea as it will give and smear with each hammer stroke.. IE extrude.. I've seen it..
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    Any steam hammers available?

    the 1500lbs hammer was like 750cfm.. Where it would run off a 15hp boiler... I figured out the cost of just supplying the air and the only way it would be feasible would really be to make some serious money.. I then looked into anvil making which was always one of my dreams and unless you are buying metal in large enough volume, it's cheaper just to buy one from someone all ready doing it, even if cast vs forged.. I want a steam hammer in the worse way. and the only way to make it possible it so find an old steam boiler or to find one of the old fashioned high volume shop compressors which I actually owned at one time.. Or a smaller hammer in the 100 to 150lbs range.. LOve it.. Before I moved to my current location I had a dream of the shop I wanted and saved, scrounged and searched for certain items which were in my mind rare or once a lifetime kind of deals.. The compressor was a huge Ingersoll rand V 4 type 40 /H100 that needed a 70hp power plant.. I picked up a 80hp diesel motor and was going to couple the 2 together.. Sadly, I got completely burnt out with the smithing business and closed shop 2004.. When i did this the stuff was at my Fathers house and every time I'd see him, he'd swear at me to get the stuff out of there.. LOL.. We were in the process of closing on our house but couldn't handle it anymore.. So in anger said " Do what your gonna do.. I'm to tired to argue about it".. It ended the conversation, but the week later.. The compressor, the diesel motor, a huge 3 speed hand operated/ belt driven drill press, most the parts to my casting furnace (blower, piping, jets, etc, etc, 2 complete Kawasaki H1's , all my high carbon steel stock, all the smaller hand crank blowers, my explosion proof air circulator, and my 10hp powered ventilator (saving for down blast forges) were gone.. At that point we had closed on the house and I moved the rest of my equipment asap.. Personally I never thought I'd get back into smithing.. I was so burnt out.. But, having a place to move the stuff to.. I was a little upset.. Our relationship never really recovered...
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    How to forge a flatter.. No swage block used..

    Thanks guys and thank you Enewguy for subscribing.. Youtube uses some funky algorytyms so the more the better. Likes make a huge difference and the more likes the better the video links get to other videos and sites.. 51 Papy.. I got a request for more personal info so added it.. I might change the photo's of the work for each video intro to keep things interesting.. Still don't really know what I am doing with that.. Was it okay to leave the video a little longer where it slowed down vs 1X speed or more??? I was conflicted on leaving it real time or not.. When I make videos I have a tendency to work slower.. There is a few spots during the upset where I go regular speed.. Thanks again guys.. Much appreciated and the feedback is fantastic..
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    What did you do in the shop today?

    I'm sorry.. Do you mean slitting chisel used in slitting or slicing metal? Or do you mean splitting wood..
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    making a flatter

    @anvil I am so excited for you.. Wow, though all that work you put into the other place.. I love you attitude that it's just time to move on... I am so happy for you.. I could just bust with happiness and anticipation of the new place.. This is going to sound funny, but i"m asking because it was 13F this morning at the first job.. Is it more temperate???? Than the other place.. I know the summer heat can be tough.. Though it's only few miles down the road.. Mountains vs flat land maybe.. JHCC.. I was purely being sarcastic.. I love swinging the hammer... I've never been a go to the gym kind of person because I'm not a lift weights for no reason kind of thing.. (body centric).. But swinging a hammer and seeing the metal move.. Well that's a different beast as it's like music with fine tones, inflection, and body.. Thomas, LOL.. Ah, I got lucky once.. I was working with a new person (young guy 16-18, never see smithing up close, but was interested and offered to help.. That scenario almost played out to it's entirety and not on film.. I said that exact thing and the guy (kid looked befuddled) and then said to me.. "Isn't that going to hurt some"... With the follow up immediately before I could correct him... " Well that doesn't sound like much fun but I'm here to learn,. How hard you want me to hit it".. End quote.. LOL.. I nearly poo'd my pants though I was also feeling like a hornet whos nest just got poked..
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    making a flatter

    I've given up trying to deal with "stupid".. I have enough of my own stupidity on my plate than to keep banging my head against the grindstone with just how simple it is to keep things productive.. One must work to be productive.. if a corp keeps cutting back on boots on the ground to higher another admin or manager its backwards thinking.. The whole Lean production mentality.. .. All one has to do is have that right thought at the right moment.. What's so hard about that.. I'm involved with SME and a few other world wide Engineering and manufacturing organizations and every single business, corp and even the smaller companies are switching to robotics.. Or will be.. they now have self learning robotics, that all one needs to do is move the robot in the action you want by hand and it's programmed.. Its funny when I read time and time again when it states: There will always be human workers to load and unload the machines and to trouble shoot when the robots are malfunctioning.. Manual mills, card readers, tape, CNC.. Some day I'll program or make a robotic arm so I can stand there in front of the anvil and just think of the arm moving and it will..
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    making a flatter

    It's rather rediculous as each year there are 100 to 150 new homes built just in Rutland, MA alone and the houses are in the 300K -400K mark.. Yet the taxes go up every year.. Yeah, I've heard the story of schools being expensive.. They haven't hired any new teachers nor built any new schools.. I think someone is making off with a custom bank account.. Really the whole town is miss managed and the days of getting Federal money when a town is in the Red is over.. Somehow The powers at be in Rutland, Still think the Feds will give them money.. It's crazy..