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  1. What Did You do in the Shop Today?

    That stake anvil is a bit upsetting.
  2. Jasen's smithing progression.

    Yup 260lbs. Thank you!
  3. Jasen's smithing progression.

    Will deff radius those edges. Thank you for the tips!
  4. Jasen's smithing progression.

    Today I watched @jlpservicesinc hollow bit tong video.great video jlp. Gave me an idea to make a round bottom swage to do my rivet heading like she does. So I made one in 1/2" next will be 3/8" if I like this method. Started with 3 1/2" of 1 1/2" axel. Will test it out tomorrow if I get any forging time.
  5. Casting an anvil

    Rhino anvils are cast right here in Spokane WA now. They use a similar alloy to rock crusher bits. Air hardening if I remember correctly. @David Kailey I believe is the sole distributor now.
  6. Jasen's smithing progression.

    Note: that's not a crack in the right rein. It's a lite scratch from my bending fork
  7. Jasen's smithing progression.

    Almost finished the tongs and I ran out of propane. I need to fill my 25 gal tank. Still need a little adjustment but I'm happy with how they are turning out.
  8. For my friend Dave

    Yeah that^^^^ It will take some time but it gets better each day. Will keep everyone on the list! Saying a lot of prayers these days
  9. What Did You do in the Shop Today?

    Nice save
  10. What Did You do in the Shop Today?

    Nice work @JHCC. What I wouldn't do to have a nice welder for a few weeks
  11. In my area rhino anvils are the most available
  12. Made a Forge, Doesn't Work

  13. Jasen's smithing progression.

    i love the bottom fuller on my anvil but I wanted a wider one. So I made one today from axel. Also got another set of bolt tongs started. This set is definitely the most Identical set I've made to date. Getting better each set. New slitter is awesome! Split this set very fast and easy. Almost ready to rivet.
  14. Made a Forge, Doesn't Work

    @MC Hammer you are correct. Though what I was getting at is that anyone trying to get started in blacksmithing should reach out to local blacksmiths or blacksmithing groups. It will make your path much less steap! I built 2 horrible gas forges before I succeeded , total failures! One would get hot a cherry if I waited long enough Though I had all the tools needed to fabricate a gas forge and burners I did not have the knowladge or direction till I came here to research. I was given deals on some supply's. And anyone can do that in fact here is a quote from ifi Ceramic fiber blanket: Your single largest expense will be the ceramic fiber insulating blanket, but only if you purchase it. Your local HVAC, furnace, or boiler shops all collect remnants of ceramic blanket that they cannot use (code prevent them from using “drops”; they have to employ fresh material from the roll), so they have to pay to have odds and ends of these refractory rolls hauled away. Let them know what you are up to, and be friendly, and garbage bags of the stuff could be yours for a box of donuts and a smile. The same rigidizer you use to stiffen ceramic blanket can be used to glue remnants together. If you have to buy it anyway, the added expense of getting 8 lb. density and minim of 2400 °F rating isn’t much: Read threw the forum. Search for local smiths and don't make that second failure like I did. It will make your path that much flatter you don't have to spend a bunch of money on buying your tools. With some support you can do this and build most of your tools your self
  15. Made a Forge, Doesn't Work

    I was starting from scratch. I got together with the local black smithing group and they helped me gather things at much better prices. Anyone can do this with a friendly smile and a good attitude and a little patience. Research first and you will save $ and time in the long run