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Benona blacksmith

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About Benona blacksmith

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    Benona MI
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  1. I have the opportunity to purchase this press. I just wanna make sure it would do what a normal fly press can do. From my research it is rated at 20tons. Thank you in advance and I may not be able to reply till late tonight maybe tomorrow as were on a road trip.
  2. Nice work. Is that a forge weld on the anvil face. Looks to be a 2 piece face?
  3. It was forged and left "normalized". I know D2 air hardens and this was caused by an almost missed blow with an 8lb sledge hammer.
  4. So I found this thread when trying to figure out what to do with this block of D2 I had. I would say it is not a good steel choice for a top tool.
  5. A few more tongs made for axe making.
  6. If I had the extra $250 i would buy it. I've always wanted an anvil with the 5th foot.
  7. My son had lyme disease last year and it is serious. He was in a lot of pain and hopefully things like fibromyalgia dont flair up later in life.
  8. The pictures should explain how it happened. But i should mention this happened with a striker and an 8 lb sledge with a full blow.
  9. Today's work. I have a plan for getting the eye straightened out.
  10. If there is ammonia in the glass cleaner it will neutralize ferric chloride so you dont wanna use it to clean the blade before etching! Use it after etching to neutralize the acid left on the blade.
  11. Here is my wifes axe handled and ready for throwing. She stuck the target on the first throw!!!
  12. They are punched and drifted from 1"x2½"x4½" piece of forklift tine. I do plan on making a wrought iron double bit welded with a steel bit. I am going to make a YouTube video of that when I get around to it. I will share it on the site if people are interested? These were the work from Wednesday and Thursday. I am handling the 2 double bits today and I might work on the billet at the bottom of the picture if I have time. All the weights are written down on the stickey note in order top to bottom.
  13. Axe throwing can be quite addicting. It's really not difficult once you get the muscle memory in tune and distance is key. I even got my mother in law throwing a hatchet. Once she stuck it the first time she didn't wanna stop
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