Ben Hoover

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About Ben Hoover

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    Male
  • Location
    Cedartown, Georgia
  • Interests
    Writing, Smithing, Family.

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  1. Ben Hoover

    Show me your Bottle Openers!

    I've been doing 3/4 of an inch, and that is tight. I have a one inch that I will see if I can form into a drift today and give it a go. Thanks.
  2. Ben Hoover

    Show me your Bottle Openers!

    Thanks JHCC. I am working on those items. One question? I've heard everything from 3/4 inch to 1 inch for the opener. Is there actually a correct answer?
  3. Ben Hoover

    Show me your Bottle Openers!

    Bottle openers One and Two side by side. As well as a solo of #2. I am working on improving. Any critique or advice is appreciated.
  4. Ben Hoover

    What did you do in the shop today?

    Das, I am seriously in awe of your ability to look at a pile of stuff most people would see as 'scrap', and instead see a zoological wonderland, and then actually create the beasties you have envisioned. Well done, as usual.
  5. Ben Hoover

    What did you do in the shop today?

    Ken, that is gorgeous. I made my first hardy tool.
  6. Ben Hoover

    Show me your Bottle Openers!

    Third thing I've ever made. First try at both a bottle opener and a twist.
  7. Ben Hoover

    What did you do in the shop today?

    Gonna try something this weekend. We will see if it succeeds.
  8. Ben Hoover

    What did you do in the shop today?

    I'll update every 25th one.
  9. Ben Hoover

    Show me your anvil

    Sounds like a plan. Gonna make him a hunting knife and his wife a kitchen knife.
  10. Ben Hoover

    Show me your anvil

    That was actually my plan, and it will not get touched by a grinder. Still gotta deal with that bar they welded across it, but it is an anvil and looks to be in decent shape. Thanks Thomas and JHCC
  11. Ben Hoover

    Show me your anvil

    So a friend of mine knows I've been working on a RR track and 15 pound Harbor Freight. He said his father in law wanted to know if I wanted an anvil. I asked how much, his answer was free. No idea of anything about it, but excited. Anyone have any guesses on my new toy? I should have it tomorrow or the next day.
  12. Ben Hoover

    What did you do in the shop today?

    Nowhere near y'all in skill. My first attempt. Only 99 more to go!!
  13. Ben Hoover

    I use Coors Light as my quenching medium...

    Someone found a use for Coors? Wait, that's even thinner than a water quench. I wouldn't risk it.
  14. Ben Hoover

    Another etching question

    Nice looking blade Buzz.
  15. A smiling Wilford Brimley?