VainEnd84

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  1. Most of those steels are special order through Metals super markets and the prices are way above market value. I'm in central Alberta and I've been trying to track down h13 for about a year, I've called/visited 30 different steel suppliers who have it listed and so far it's cheaper to drive into the states and buy it there.
  2. Didn't have a whole lot of time in the shop today but I had a lot of fun forging my first spoon as part of the pub spoon challenge. I also forged my first flint striker from an old broken file, now all I need is to find some flint and try it out.
  3. Can you post some pictures of the hammer, that will give a better idea as to how to go about putting a leather grip onto it. Some steels rust more than others depending on the composition, even stainless steels can rust, it just depends on the conditions they are subjected to.
  4. A quick Google search yielded this http://www.feblacksmith.com/org.htm if you scroll down a bit you'll get to France, I didnt check if any of the links were still active but it might get you going in the right direction
  5. Ni! <In a night pitched squeaky voice> You must bring us a shrubbery!!!
  6. I've heard some fairly offensive variations frosty, but that is the general idea yeah
  7. On top of this standards from one city/state/province/region/country differ greatly
  8. But a brain is roughly spherical so the volume calculation is V=(4/3)πr^3
  9. That's still enormous, at 16" long with an internal diameter of 11" you will have a volume of about 1520cubic inches, a well built 3/4" burner heats 350cubic inches to welding temps which means you will need 4 3/4 inch burners. That will be a gas hog. Now if you are set on a forge this size you can build an internal baffle wall to reduce the internal volume when you only need half of the forge, but even then it's still quite large.
  10. Lou, that is looking really good, I love the idea of using the ducting, it's simple and looks to be very effective!
  11. Many get confused and think we are making an object or item.. ( making a bolt, or tongs, or a handle).. Truth is we are making a skill set applicable every where.. jlpservices
  12. Lou I just dont think your trying hard enough Someone needs to forge a set of armour that looks like a baggy tshirt and khakis lol
  13. Check out the following pinned threads: burners 101, forges 101, and the frosty T burner thread. They have all of that info and so much more.
  14. I believe it is an Eagle anvil, and I seem to remember them having some connection with the US navy