bill duckworth

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  1. Thanks Neil how do I prevent twisting as I hammer? Seems when I go to octagon stock wants to rotate am I hitting it to hard?
  2. Dont know how to link to utube but is on there lookup k3xtx
  3. Thanks for the tips, I'm just a hobbyist with many years of attending meets and 2 abanas. Made my first chisel when I was 13 and then a knife, made some knifes over last 20 years, only now trying to blacksmith vs forge knifes. So much easier to play with mild steel vs high carbon have a homemade charcoal forge but gonna change from furnace blower to hand crank and to coal finding time is my biggest problem
  4. Awesome thanks my burner was acting funny a little wonder bottle low and icing up best I could get was orange heat, plus thin stock losing heat was about 60 degrees out also
  5. Just commenting was using 1/8 inch thick mild steel was punching tab at black heat and then got split, have a good drift and pritchel plate on order, and gonna use some thicker stock next time around
  6. Working between rain storms I need a roof.lol 20190511_142037.mp4
  7. Fired up forge Saturday was running a little funny but got a little done.tried a bottle opener but when i went to punch tab for cap ,it was too cold and split 20190511_134529.mp4
  8. Fired up forge Saturday was running a little funny but got a little done.tried a bottle opener but when i went to punch tab for cap ,it was too cold and split
  9. Fantastic, thanks for the great demo, and Good luck with Abana 2020!
  10. Very nice demo' I missed size of mild steel stock and thickness....caught area needed and marks for center and end of eyes with punch marks Need stock info thanks!!! Also how much coal did you have from the side blast exit to the area you heated your stock? That is where the neutral part of fire is
  11. Rubber tap thats the kind of stuff im looking for nothing that was made for use here in USA, thanks
  12. To clarify, i mean any item, any time period not of USA no knife or sword, looking for any lighting, farming, household etc.
  13. Interested in forging a regional type item like a rush light from what I understand. Another example scythe anvil from Europe. Any other ideas? No knives or swords see plenty of that on forged in fire.