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    antwerp belgium
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  1. not much forging going richt here now, major remodeling going on now. trying to set some major wrong's of the original contractor straight. the house was build in '56 i had to take the facade off because all the masonry was loose and the dit nog use the normal amount of tie-ins . but now we are going to insulate the back off the house and put in new windows to. and i got a nice surprise when taking off the old roofing from the roof. there was hardly any slope on the roof and to raise the level of the roof they just put building debris on the concrete with a 2mm layer of cement but today raised and sloped the roof to the richt level and slope so my roofing guy can insulate the roof and put on new roofing. same for our back side of the house, we have a smal poch on the back off the house but the tiles where just layed in the dirt wit some cement and no slab underneath. so i had to pour a new slab and need to insulate the floor and level it so i can put on some hardwood flooring. pfff way to much crap to deal with, i'd rather be forging the cleanig up this mess.
  2. so a couple of weeks ago i made a skillet and now i would like to make a sauce pan to go with it. but i'm not quite shore how to go about it, i found that when you want to raise the edge the whole thing goes daddy wompus and flexes and moves all over the place and you don't know where to start first. seen as the pan would be about 8cm deep and have a bottom diameter of about 16cm. would i try and "roll" the edge over my stake or first make a depression with my hydraulic press and the finish it over the stake? i'm afraid the because of the high edge it will crumple. any thoughts, tips or reference material i should look in to ? thanks
  3. made a skillet last week and just seasoned it yesterday so it's ready for a test run tomorrow on the bbq. its not perfectly flat but for now i'm verry happy with it, it was a challenge to make butt it was great fun and i learned a lot. next up is a sauce pan and some hooks and a campfire setup.
  4. Tools need good safety information in order to be operated safely. Thnx to aVe for the perfect design
  5. Found some goody's on the local cl. 8 pairs of tongs , a couple of hardy tools and a swage block. Nice score but a bit pricy to my liking. 450e for the swage and 150e for the tongs and hardy tools and hammer
  6. Made a stand for my press and lifted it on the stand, its bigger than anticipated. Anyone had that happen before ;). As i dont have a gantry at home a borrowed some scaffolding from work to lift that bad boy on to its stand ( she's around 200kg 400lb). The wheels wil be taken off when i get a new shop but for now she's gona sit there.
  7. those look nice and heavy
  8. band saw at work and a bit of filing when i'm using them i realy need to use ear protection because they make a XXXX of a lot of high pitch noise when hitting them, i think a combination of the anvil and the tool together seen as its loos in the hardy hole.
  9. i use it almost every time i'm forging. i only wish i made it a bit larger so i could fit lager stock. but works like a champ
  10. here's my home made guillotine tool it has dies made from c45 steel that are made from old keys from gear trains that whe've had to replace at work. i have a flat set and 2 angled sets and need to make a couple of round ones
  11. Whats a gozintas frosty? Thats a word i've never heard before, i'm gona go out on a limb heren and you mean the posthole. always good to learn some slang
  12. i was thinking of a square hole in the ground to mount a post that's interchangeable for either free standing vise of other tools like a bender or whatever i come up with
  13. i'm looking at building a new shop building next year and i have an idea about my setup but i would like some input and tips from you guys thnx