Clover Saint

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    south of Cleveland, Ohio
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    Toolmaking

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  1. Thanks for this, I had no idea that was even around. Let alone relatively close to me. Cheers! No I’m not. I’ll definitely be looking into it though.
  2. Thanks Glenn! It really means a lot that you’ve offered this advice. Honestly I’m grabbing at any opportunity so I will surely go check that out. So I say thank you. -Sam
  3. Dear I Forge Iron Community, I’m a young smith, with multiple years of experience. And have for the past year and some months have worked in factory fabrication. Mainly C.N.C work with metal and composite materials. Recently I’ve truly decided and felt my creator leading me to pursue the craft full time. That said, this being the business side of blacksmithing, I was wondering if anyone needs/wants a helping hand. I’m located about 30 minutes from downtown Cleveland and am willing to commute up to an hour to do what I love. Hopefully I selected the right category for this proposal, if not I’m sure some one will let me know. This isn’t me promising anything grand, just hoping that this decision to try with all my might to go after that hunger for the craft pays off. Again not looking for much, just enough to get by, but mainly do what I love and help others while doing it. Hope everyone has a good day, cheers all. -Sam
  4. Yeah they’ve really expanded the shop, lots of new selections as far as old tools and wood. Always a pleasure going in!
  5. It sure was! I enjoy getting out there every so often to check things out.
  6. Evening all, found this post vice out at an Early America shop, it measures out at 5 1/2 inch jaws. The shop deals in black powder and all things a blacksmith could want. Just never anvils or vices that I’ve never seen until today. There was a real beat up 85 pound Mousehole for sale at a steep price, the face plate was non existent in certain spots. That being said I decided to bring the vice home with me. Never owned one before so any help would be much appreciated. Cheers
  7. Yeah it was slightly repaired the description said, I wasn’t too worried about it since it wasn’t nearly as gnarled as my 100 Vulcans “horn” lol Haha, yeah I’m definitely going to have this one for my own personal use. Nothing too crazy just light work and finishing heats
  8. I found this little 60 pounder on Etsy from another smith in the state. I have a thing for either small anvils, or gigantic monster ones. I have to get a decent stump for this one yet, my foreman said he might be able to find me a good oak log about 2 feet high. I’m really looking forward to trying this guy out, should be perfect for smaller things like bottle openers and such. Included in the picture is a hammer from a barn out in Maine I found whilst perusing. Cheers!
  9. Yeah that much I know, really only intend it for certain things. Not necessarily a work horse.
  10. Picked this 98, or 89 pounder up off of eBay earlier this month. Beautiful face in great condition. As far as measurements the face is 6x10, stands 5 1/2 inches tall. Really can’t wait to find a suitable stump for this beaut! Don’t mind the slight rust marks, they really aren’t deep, just surface gunk. And a quarter for comparison in the second photo. Cheers all!
  11. Just arrived today, 86 pounder made in 1899! Not the only anvil in the collection but definitely one of the coolest, the face is in great condition. Should clear up with a good brushing though.
  12. Really dig the looks of all these, keep up the good work:)
  13. They look nice! Reminds me of Apollo at the Forge of Vulcan by Diego Velázquez
  14. So I've done the green stick test on the round stock. But I've never encountered wrought iron before so I'm not sure if this is or not. There's definitely a layered look to the grain though .
  15. I haven't done the bend test yet, I was saving that one for last. And as far as the pattern it's hard to say. It's an orange peel texture on parts of it, and then on other parts it's as if nothing has happened other than some surface rust. As soon as I do the bend test though I'll for sure update.