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  1. It's totally fine. Don't worry about the shiny spots.
  2. Those don't look too bad to me! I always find it interesting to see the tongs I've made and how they've evolved. Here are pretty much all the ones I've made, more or less in chronological order from right to left. I still use some of the earlier ones occasionally.
  3. I certainly plan to go to the Fitchburg Forge In! Will you be demonstrating there this year? I probably will not make it to the NEB meet since college classes will have started again. That older hammer also looks excellent!
  4. Very nice looking hammer! I really like the pattern you chose.
  5. I didn't want the mold to come back so I pretty much charred the whole handles, although not that deeply. All the non-charred handles that grew mold had linseed oil on them, so I don't think it does a very good job at protecting the wood, at least from this species of mold. The mold hasn't ever been a problem previous years though, and if your shop isn't in a cool and humid underside of a barn it probably isn't needed.
  6. Nice tomahawks! When it comes to hammer handles, I char them mostly for mold protection. After this very cool and damp spring/summer, I noticed all the non-charred handles were growing mold, but none of the charred ones were. I ended up charring all my hammer handles after that.
  7. It's almost definitely forged. The cast anvils made later by Brooks had letters cast protruding from the anvil and their pattern changed a little. (not my photo)
  8. A hot forge does also emit UV. Since the coals are effectively black body radiators, a significant portion of the energy radiated from a white hot coal is in the UV range. The hotter the radiating object, the shorter wavelength light is emitted. Polycarbonate very effectively blocks UV, but does not significantly block most wavelengths in the IR range.
  9. Update: It's holding up fine so far. The heaviest work I've done on the heel is drifting a couple hammer eyes with a 6lb hammer in the hardy hole.
  10. It's certainly a great anvil no matter the exact weight.
  11. I agree it looks like a Peter Wright. Looks like a good anvil to me.
  12. That is one impressive repair job. Looks like a great anvil.
  13. Can many people here forge ambidextrously? Whenever I've tried, it feels really clumsy for both my hammer hand and tong hand.
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