FSind

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    Tennessee
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    Traditional blacksmithing using hand tools

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  1. Very interesting history. Also great diagram. Thanks
  2. Thanks all. Helpful input. This is a US location. Build site is small city in Tennessee. At this point all I know is the structure is a residence with brick walls and oak timber framing. The city has codes and inspectors. I’ll get more details from the builders.
  3. Thanks. Here is another pic of one on a brick wall to give an idea of scale. These I’d be making would be for a brick and beam structure. They look simple enough but I assume some issue with building codes would impact how they are made and what they are made from.
  4. Had any one made forged wall anchors or washers for sale and if so are there any special considerations as to type of steel to be used so they are structurally sound. Also what is the price range for these. Have added a pic as an example
  5. Not the clearest photo shot from window from second floor above.
  6. Well it’s done. Worked well to build retaining wall from stacked stone. Did fill with gravel and crusher run so it drains nicely. Set several oversized oak stumps for stands. Next step is footers for posts for a lean to roof and fenced walls to enclose. Then planning to make a gate for the door. So will be covered but fairly open to airflow.
  7. Clay. In a subdivision but people have chickens and Gardens etc. What I decided to do was a dry stack mountain stone retaining wall off a side wall of our house (done) and will fill that to level (to be done) then put in posts and a lean-too roof (.to be done) . I’ll put fence on the street side and make gate. Later may enclose it. It’s not big maybe 12x12 but should be ok.
  8. Want to set up a small smithy on my property. It is fairly hilly on a ridge so almost no flat level areas to work with. Wondering if others have setup something in similar location. Would start with uncovered outdoor area near garage likely for storage. Later might be able to cover the area. We have a couple of acres but it’s also a residential area so want it tucked away. Slants from front of the property down the back to a fairly deep ravine and a stream at the bottom.
  9. Yes hot metal was what I had in mind. Thanks
  10. Wondering if anyone has made a vice or clamp mounted on a surface to allow one person to do chisel work. Was thinking of thick plate steel or heavy h-beam with a clamp or vice attached. This way a piece could be clamped down and worked on with a chisel.
  11. Wondering if anyone has made a vice or clamp mounted on a surface to allow one person to do chisel work. Was thinking of thick plate steel or heavy h-beam with a clamp or vice attached. This way a piece could be clamped down and worked on with a chisel.