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I Forge Iron


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    Boston-ish area of Massachusetts
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    Blacksmithing, rock climbing, music.

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  1. hahah i’m glad i’m not the only one feeling tired lol. here’s some pictures(they’re taken from the opposite ends) :
  2. hi, sorry about the lack of updates, i’ve just been really unmotivated. there will be a breaker box in the other part of the garage i believe. here’s a video of what it’s looking like at the moment: Bad video removed
  3. ThomasPowers- it'll be used year around, so I'll be freezing but at least I'll be out of the snow and wind. My dad is mainly worried about CO poisoning too and I think I'm going to put a detector on my wall just in case. I don't want to be affected by it especially after those stories lol, it sounds painful. BillyBones- I'm don't really know, but it will be poured tomorrow. It is a pretty substantial slope so most of the water that forms around it will just go into my neighbors yard hahah.
  4. Michael- the floor is going to be concrete, but i’m not so sure about drainage or how to deal with it ThomasPowers- Me and my dad did do a bit of research and currently we have plants to put 250 cubit foot per minute exhaust and 400 cfm incoming air. if i did the math right it’s 9 air exchanges per hour. the space is 1500 cubic it feet, but we are still not super sure if those are the right numbers. is there something else you’d reccomend?
  5. hahah yeah i was surprised it was supposed to be that deep aswell. here’s the recent progress: (that’s my dad inside the door frame. it’s going up really quickly!!)
  6. yup, yesterday it dug out 5 feet deep. i could stand in it and it almost was higher then my head, kind of crazy! it was surprisingly warm yesterday so the ground melted enough for digging to be easier. the concrete was poured so hopefully it’ll set enough today to be able to build some.
  7. A hole has been dug!! today the frame will be built and i think it’s going to move pretty quickly from there.
  8. It looks like a fantastic place so far! I can't wait until it's finished and I can maybe take a class there!
  9. Looks good to me. That's a really cool use of the offset wood planks for a hammer rack.
  10. I restored my post vise today (bought for 25 dollars )! It was rusted in place. It has no markings but I think it looks like a PW vise to me. if you have any ideas lmk! I also tested a wheel rim and it's wrought iron!
  11. I forged this whale today out of 3/4 round bar. I think I could turn it into some type of bottle opener. It was a fun small project.
  12. That's a nice small setup you've got! I think the buckle looks real nice, I will have to try making one of those someday.
  13. Alright. I'm hearing a few different things but I'll definitely try them all, one of the advantages to living near a city is that we have a bunch of places that sell steel and not just one supplier. Thank you all for the great advice!
  14. Hello, I've seen several people on this forum talk about how they get steel cutoffs and drops from a steel supermarket. I'm considering trying that, but it occurred to me that they may not want me to get steel for free from them instead of paying. Some of this is talked about in other threads but I think it might be a useful resource to have this info in one place. Here are some of my questions, should I buy metal from them and then mention looking through their scrap? Is there something I could do for them that could be useful for them to feel more comfortable with me taking their steel? How do I get them to take me seriously? Should I mention to them I'm a blacksmith or anything else? I wasn't quite sure where to put this thread, i apologize if it's in the wrong place! Thanks!!
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