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  1. Yes still good but hasn't been fired up much
  2. What Did You do in the Shop Today?

    If you swing it right you can run a heavy hammer with ease. I often forge with my 8#'er. No pain afterwards Or during. After swinging the 8#'er for a hour or 2 the 4# feels like a 1# lol
  3. I recommend reading the forges 101 thread.
  4. I agree with David. Leaf spring works well and can often be had for free. I have a friend that's works at a bus garage that saves me all the springs and axles. In turn I make things for him.
  5. I have only used kastolite but no leaks or cracks. I fired mine in the forge after curing for 2days if I remember right.
  6. Loving the updates. I haven't messed with mine for a while now. Should get back to it
  7. Frosty's under the Weather

    Glad to hear he is over the hump. Will keep him on the list
  8. Jasen's smithing progression.

    I've learned assumptions are often false.
  9. Jasen's smithing progression.

    I like Charles. He's always willing to help, even those that don't deserve it.
  10. Jasen's smithing progression.

    well he is fond of horses
  11. Jasen's smithing progression.

    Guess I should have proof read after using voice type lol
  12. Jasen's smithing progression.

    Forged a new handled punch today from 4"X1" round h13 and finished my brothers buoy knife. 11 1/4" x2" blade made from spring steel. Hickory handle with copper pins and a strip at the Guard. He wanted it rough. i like the drop point. Feels great in the hand. Indexes well and hacked threw a 3 1/2" apple tree branch like it was green maple.
  13. Jasen's smithing progression.

    It did shoot out a bunch of borax Looked like a sheet of scale almost
  14. Jasen's smithing progression.

    Had my first successful forge weld yesterday. Using some med-high Carbon stock. After the first initial taps and the second heat I heard this loud snap sound and it was stuck! Took two more heats to clean it up then tested it in the vice. Then I folded a file and my first weld stuck good and I again heard this loud slap/snap sound. Then I tried to fold it and weld again and I think I burnt it cause it broke in peaces. I could see that my second weld didn't take but the first one was good. What's up with this sound I'm hearing when the weld sticks???
  15. Building a brick charcoal forge,

    I use those blocks often at work. Making a round is not easy and to get over 2' you will have to cut a lot! Square is your best bet. Knock the lip off and stack them straight up using retaining wall adhesive. Allowing a step back or bat will make it a pain to work at and kill your back