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  1. Didn’t know it wasn’t a London pattern! Not sure what you mean by rebound yet, still learning all this stuff! It rings nice and even.
  2. My anvil. No idea what make it is or where it originally came from. They had it at my work to bend sheet steel on occasionally but it was in the way and heading for the scrap, so it disappeared one day and turned up in my garden!
  3. Sadly though i can see this going the same way. I EDC a 3" non locking knife, but these laws are not common knowledge, and if you have had the misfortune to have to listen to the radio all day (or at least the unavoidable radio 1 constantly on in the workshop) they keep on about stopping kids/people carrying knives. Obviously they mean a kitchen knife hidden in your sock for "protection" or whatever these criminals are doing, but is the average public going to react sensibly if im cutting up an apple in public with my uk legal knife? I guarantee some ill-informed person will panic with whats currently brainwashing people through the media. Knife = Bad. Carrying knife = Murderer. Thats the concern. Panic the public until they are demanding routine weekly re-bluntening of butter knives. I dont really care if i have to go see someone who is making me a lovely knife, or visit a local bladesmith to collect it. Other than it probably means ill buy more knives while i am there!
  4. Just thought you guys across the pond would like to have a laugh at how ridiculous our terrified governments laws are getting! This is going to completely cripple any knife makers and retailers in the UK. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/home-office-announces-plans-for-offensive-weapons-bill-to-tackle-serious-violence Most notably on the subject of knives: - stopping knives being sent to residential addresses after they are bought online - changing the legal definition for threatening with an offensive weapon to make prosecutions easier - updating the definition of a flick knife to reflect changing weapon designs Fun times. They also mention bump stocks and rapid fire rifles, which are completely illegal anyway. You can only own a .22 semi auto rifle...
  5. Engine block or caliper paint. It is meant for use on steel/iron, and is often rated over 1000°F.
  6. Its only going to be small occasional hobby use making knives mostly. Our regulations specifically for sheds have a maximum allowable size which you can build without any application for permission to build or any building regulations, (50sq ft, 8.2 ft at highest point) but i am limited by the garden size and the wife strongly objecting to the whole garden being a shed. Having looked at the links provided and searched the way you have described, i have found a fair amount of information which helps. It may be that i repair the shed i have and put a tin roof on it, unless i can make a new one from concrete blocks. Thanks for the help and info
  7. Hello, Fairly basic question i expect, but a quick search didnt come up with much. How big are the buildings you forge in? And what would be a minimum safe size? Some details: Forge - Not yet built - Likely to be a side draft, water cooled bosh and tue (already owned), 1' x1' or just over, burning charcoal. Shed - Currently have a concrete walled 12' x 8' shed. Low wooden roof, about 7' high. Concrete floor which is nice. Now obviously i dont want to set it on fire, so what would be the minimum distances from walls and other things? And are there any immediate issues i havent spotted. An issue for the future is that this shed is old and leaky and falling over slowly, so will be taken down in about a years time. Its replacement will be a shed around 20' x 15' and 8' high, but has to be made of wood. It should have a concrete floor though. Not sure how much of an issue this would be. I have only ever hit hot metal at a forge twice. Once at a large double hearth coke forge which was in a wooden building but i dont remember any other details such as metal cladding the walls etc. The other time was in a very small clay charcoal forge in an authentic recreation of an anglo saxon forge building. This is on a dirt floor and the forge has no hood or chimney. The forge gets regular use, however it never gets left unattended due to the large amounts of historical evidence of anglo saxon wooden forge buildings burning down! I would love to make a bigger shed from brick and not worry about it. Sadly, gardens around here (south-east england) are generally much smaller than they are in the US, and land is prohibitively expensive. This new shed will take nearly half of my garden. Apologies for what i expect is a typical question of the uneducated newbie who cant use the search function properly! Many thanks, Jordan