Owen Hinsman

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About Owen Hinsman

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    Southern Maine
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    blacksmithing, woodworking, leatherworking, welding, horseback riding, tree climbing

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  1. Glenn, I want to go to the New England Blacksmith Association meet on June 1-3, but on June 1 I have school, and my parents will not let me skip a day of school for blacksmithing. Am I able to show up on the second day, or do I have to do all of the days?

    Owen Hinsman

  2. Bodkin/Ice Pick ideas

    thanks frosty and irondragon, this helped out a bunch.
  3. I saw a thread that mentioned bodkins, I was wondering how I would make them. I was thinking about taking a piece of 1/2 inch square stock and forging a taper into it, then using a hardy fuller to indent the faces. The thread here. I will post pictures as soon as I can.
  4. Show me your storage ideas

    I was thinking a rack similar to a kindling rack but wit spacers or rails of a sort to support the metal.
  5. Blacksmithing gems and pearls

    I cant remember where I heard this, but a welding saying: 'A grinder and paint will make the welder you ain't'
  6. Blacksmithing gems and pearls

    Hmm. good to know. I like that version that you made. might have to put it on my shop wall once I make a shop
  7. Blacksmithing gems and pearls

    The original line is from a lord of the rings poem. All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes, a fire shall be woken, A light from the shadows shall spring; Renewed shall be blade that was broken, And crownless again shall be king So, your poem should be: All that is gold does not glitter, not all that is cold is black
  8. AZBL, check this thread. it should help.
  9. Hello from Southern Maine!

    I'm a beginner blacksmith from southern maine. no forge yet, but im working on it!
  10. It followed me home

    Good puns are appreciated, bad puns even more so.
  11. You live in Sarasota!? I'm going there, or at least to Sanibel for the third week in April, I might meet you!
  12. It followed me home

    That's quite impressive!
  13. ok thats really cool. I would make the pit a bit larger, for working with larger items. Thanks JHCC Ill look around this weekend at my local scrap yard. see if i can find a suitable piece of metal