Junksmith

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About Junksmith

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    Keedysville, MD
  • Interests
    Forgin', Fishin', and Firearms

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    Maryland, USA
  • Biography
    Married white male. One kid & lots of scrap metal.
  • Interests
    Blacksmithing, Music, Restoring my old house, & anything else I can get into.
  • Occupation
    Graphic Designer

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  1. I've used old Ford wrenches from the early 1900's to make knives. I anneal then super quench with good results. Not like spring steel, but better than a spike knife. It's the Ford logo that really sells them.
  2. Making your own tools may be my favorite part of being a blacksmith!
  3. Custom door knocker in the form of a Maryland blue crab. Hot oil finish with brass highlights and clear coat.
  4. Custom door knocker in the form of a Maryland blue crab. Hot oil finish with brass highlights and clear coat.
  5. Custom door knocker in the form of a Maryland blue crab. Hot oil finish with brass highlights and clear coat. 17 individual pieces in all.
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    This statue was created to mark a tree planted in honor of Wayne Rose. Wayne was a skydiver and, ironically, died in a plane crash that happened too fast to jump from. His father commissioned this right after his death in the spring of 2016.
  7. This statue was created to mark a tree planted in honor of Wayne Rose. Wayne was a skydiving instructor and, ironically, died in a plane crash that happened almost immediately after takeoff. No time to jump. His father commissioned this right after his death in the spring of 2016.
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    This statue was created to mark a tree planted in honor of Wayne Rose. Wayne was a skydiving instructor and, ironically, died in a plane crash that happened almost immediately after takeoff. No time to jump. His father commissioned this right after his death in the spring of 2016.
  9. This statue was created to mark a tree planted in honor of Wayne Rose. Wayne was a skydiving instructor and, ironically, died in a plane crash that happened almost immediately after takeoff. No time to jump. His father commissioned this right after his death in the spring of 2016.
  10. This statue was created to mark a tree planted in honor of Wayne Rose. Wayne was a skydiving instructor and, ironically, died in a plane crash that happened almost immediately after takeoff. No time to jump. His father commissioned this right after his death in the spring of 2016.
  11. The memorial was finished with a bronze powdercoat and a brass nameplate. It is now in Delaware at the airfield where Wayne received his skydiving certification. RIP Wayne.
  12. All wonderful ideas. Alan, yours in particular are going to be a game changer. Mr. Woolridge, I do have a v shaped jig made of angle iron welded to a flat. I just need to weld on a bit of a stabilizer so it doesn't walk on me.
  13. Thank you everyone. The pilot holes weren't the greatest idea, but at least they'll be on the inside.
  14. I'm in the middle of a garden trellis that requires pieces of 1/2" round bar to intersect perpendicularly at a few spots. The plan all along has been to slit the horizontal pieces of 1/2" round so the solid pieces can pass through vertically. Essentially a section of grate. What's killing me is slitting and drifting the round bar. I can make a single hole that's not too off center, but I need three in a row and can't get them lined up. I drilled pilot holes which was probably a mistake. the essential question is, can I take a length of 1/2" round bar and put 3 roughly aligned 1/2" holes in it? Wish I could use square. thanks
  15. Hay-budden produced anvils between 1880 and 1920 in Brooklyn, NY. That at least gives you a date range. I've got two. Love 'em!