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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. Presentation and first two knives

    You say those are your.....FIRST knives?? DUDE!!!!!
  2. Help me identify the manufacturer please

    Yep, looks like a Hay Budden. Very nice anvil you have there. The step is unusually steep and looks a little odd to me. I would wonder if it was repaired a while back, but the clear ring is a good sign. BTW, a separate anvil ID probably deserves its own thread.
  3. Anvil Identification

    Beautiful anvil. "Stourbridge" is the English town your anvil was made in. Check this thread out for a Stourbridge add that lists "Mountford & Homer" under "Vice and Anvil Makers". BTW, I counted at least ten pick heads in the background. Any story behind that?
  4. What Did You do in the Shop Today?

    You just need to make up a story to captivate your customers with as you tell them about the legendary copper maggots that helped ancient people win battles... Probably similar to how some of these wacky stories started.
  5. What Did You do in the Shop Today?

    That knife is really neat, Mark. Love the handle, and the copper on the blade is really unique.
  6. Another Hammer

    What's the weight of that closest rounding hammer in pic #1, Mark? Looks like a beast!
  7. Why won't you GIVE me that anvil...

    Equally pathetic as all those "give me anvil for less than it is worth" listings in my opinion are the fact that most of them (in my area, anyway) don't even think to say "WTB" or "Looking for..." in the title. If I was gonna give something like that away, I'd at least like to think it was going to someone with a little common sense.
  8. Simple Machined Swage Blocks

    I'm not a machinist, and you probably thought of this already... For the round swages, you could use a piece of steel (twice the width needed for one swage) and drill holes in the middle. Then split the piece in half through the center of each hole. Now you have two swages in the same amount of work.
  9. What Did You do in the Shop Today?

    Well, If the customer thinks it's perfect, it's perfect!
  10. What Did You do in the Shop Today?

    All fantastic work. I LOVE that hatchet!! The Kukri knife is cool, too. If you had made the horse head into an actual D guard though, it would seem more like a feature and less like a cumbersome poky-outy thing to me. Still cool, though!
  11. Very impressive! Looks great. I'll look forward to seeing the finished product and the rebound.
  12. hay budden anvil date

    Yes, very nice anvil in deed! Still in beautiful condition with a couple little chips just to prove she's been around the block. I'd say it should serve you well for a few more centuries...
  13. Arm and Hammer anvil

    That anvil looks like it has never been hammered on!
  14. What Did You do in the Shop Today?

    Even though it is traditional to have some tongs and a hammer or two hanging from the stump, I have found that I like to keep hardy tools on the stump, and everything else on a nearby wall or table. Gotta bend over for everything, you can't stand as close to the anvil, and you get tempted to pick tongs up by the jaws... It looks cool, though, and If it works for you, it's good.
  15. Hardie Hole size

    Yes, I wouldn't do a full inch. My 150 lb Hay Budden has a 7/8" hole that is plenty big.