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Cannon Cocker

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    Box Elder, SD
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    Shooting /reloading, fabricating /welding, leather work, forging

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  1. Absolutely I had fun putting her back to work. It has great rebound and moves the steel very nicely. It was a real treat to have the different surface options. I've been forging on a large rectangle anvil designed for straightening larger sawmill blades. It had a lot of mass so the hammer blows did their job, but it wasn't very versatile.
  2. As many of you probably saw on the "it followed me home" thread I am the latest custodian of my great grandfather's anvil. I know my uncle never used it while he had it and I'm pretty sure my great uncle never used it in my life time. I was very anxious to get it mounted and let it move some steel. I made 3 hooks for a poolside towel rack. Still need to make two more. It was a lot of fun. I've never had a horn, step, or pritchel hole before so I made sure to use all three on the project.
  3. I got the tomahawk heat treated mounted handled and sharpened. Need to get some blo for the handle.
  4. Thanks ! It's cool to know that it's rare even though I'll never sell it. I'm really curious what it weighs, but I don't have a scale....... I also don't have a ball bearing to test the rebound but I did drop my hammer on it with a limp wrist to check the action and it bounced pretty good. Hopefully I'll get to give it a good workout this week!
  5. My cousin came up from Colorado today and brought me my great grandfather's anvil. I'm pretty excited to put it to use! It's in much better shape than I was expecting only slight chipping in the edges. In fact most of the edge is way too sharp for my liking and I'll probably grind a slight radius. I've never heard of the brand (Fulton) and can't find markings (besides a 9 on the web) to tell me what it weighs (I'm guessing 120-140#). So any help you guys could give me would be great!
  6. I'm not sure what CGL's concern was but I am concerned that it will break off after not very much use. I've never had a spring that liked to be welded to mild steel.
  7. I got the magician assembled and made a set of butcher dies for it. I also got my first hatchet forged and rough ground.
  8. My family got me a Smithin Magician for Father's day!
  9. Thanks for the tip, I'll do that. The only issue besides a little bit of rust on this one is the blade tensioner knob is broken. But that's an easy fix and well worth the price! (It was free!)
  10. I took some dirt from an above ground garden bed that I'm removing out to my mom's farm. We were driving past one of the many out buildings and my son asked what was in it. When I told him it was a couple of old cars he wanted to see them. So after unloading the dirt we stopped and looked in the building. A late 70's bronco and a Mercury Montego were classics in that particular barn. But while I was in there I spotted this band saw. And called my mom's husband to ask for it immediately. I can't believe I lived across the road from this saw for 5 years and never saw it! There's also a massive coal forge with electric blower and chimney sitting in there. But I don't have room for that toy at my current house..... (I did ask.... And no the anvil is no where around)
  11. I finally finished the napkin holder I've had in progress for over a month.
  12. shabumi this is an awesome idea. I just stumbled upon this thread, or maybe I was tripped by it! Either way I love it and immediately decided to follow!
  13. CGL your table ware looks amazing. Very clean and symmetrically forged. What is the stock size that you start with?
  14. I got the diagonal peen hardened and handled. So of course I had to start on my hammer tongs. Reduced about 2" of 1" square by half in 3 heats. I like it!
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