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About C-1ToolSteel

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    Nut loose in the shop
  • Birthday January 25

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    -Middle Tennessee
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    Blacksmithing, bladesmithing, ANVILS, shooting, woodworking, leatherworking, praise music, acoustic guitar, song writing, recording, music production, you get the idea...

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  1. That backsaw would be a fun restoration project. Nice finds!
  2. Naw, Scrambler, ain't nothin' wrong with accidentally giving misinformation because you were trying to help. Hey, I think I actually do that from time to time. You're FINE. Now that dude with the torch, on the other hand...
  3. That is an absolute STEAL!!! Yes, the 2 is part of the weight markings. The mark on the waist near the handling hole is trivial. Congratulations on a REALLY nice score!
  4. I have to disagree with Scrambler82. The thought of a torch cut on a cast steel anvil opening up like a crack in a green log makes no sense to me. It isn't in a bad spot, so why would it be worth spending 200 bucks on a mostly aesthetic repair? That anvil is a steal for $75. Use it for a while, then decide if you still want to repair it. Also, being a cast steel anvil, I would personally (although others would cringe) take a belt sander to the face if the pitting is causing problems.
  5. A good price is whatever YOU are willing to spend on an incredible anvil in incredible condition. It is a post-1908 plateless Hay Budden. It would have read: Hay Budden manufacturing Brooklyn NY The front foot has the serial number, not the date, but we can give the approximate year if you can tell us the serial number.
  6. 1st priority is that it has a flat spot at least the size of your hammer face. 2nd priority is that is has a good amount of mass under that flat spot. High-carbon steel that doesn't dent easily and gives better rebound is just icing on the cake. Forget the horn and hardy for now. I use my vise a lot more than my horn or my hardy hole, so you might as well save up for more tools with that money. So what is the best flat spot with the most mass made out of the best material that you can afford? Try the scrapyard. YOU tell us what your best choice is.
  7. Actually, if you are refering to the big cylindrical part, that is a case that protects the mechanism that allows you to flip the knife over. This is one of my favorite parts. You have the plus-shaped piece that acts like a spring and puts tension on the two little rollers that rotate until they pop into the notches when you turn it 180 degrees to flip the blade. You can even adjust the tension of the spring. It is pretty ingenious. As far as your second question goes, It works well, even on a blade with a slightly recurved blade like the one in the picture. It stands for Tech Studio Profile. Yeah, that's what I said...
  8. After 4 months of back order, my Russian Tsprof sharpener finally came home. I am amazed at the quality of this thing. The pic doesn't do it justice.
  9. I'll be praying for you all.
  10. At about $1 per hair dryer at the thrift store, you could pick up five of them which would come to....man, I need one of those math people to help me out. By the time you go through all of them, you will probably have a "real" forge blower. I had someone give me my champion blower while I was on my second hair dryer...
  11. Did you invent that kind of dog head?
  12. Love the dog head, Mark! What did you do to your stump?
  13. I think it is a Southern Crescent. Thin faceplate like a Vulcan....not anymore.
  14. Needs a couple picatini rails...