Skunk Piper

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    Emmett, Idaho
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    All sorts of music and visual art........blacksmithing

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  1. Skunk Piper

    Henry wright

    Thank you guys, I sure appreciate all the help. One more thought..I have been saving up and planning on buying either a kanca 110lbs or tfs 100lbs, both are double horn, which I have really liked(within my limited experience). Do yall think I'd be better off just waiting a bit longer and getting one of those even if I could possibly talk the gentleman down to the 400 to 500 range?
  2. A gentleman has this listed pretty close to me, when I talked to him on the phone he admitted that he wasnt a smith but had googled and this is a "rare" maker. Hes asking $750. That seems high to me for the condition but I'm a newbie so I'm looking for all y'alls expertise and guidence. What would you offer or would you just walk away, I haven't seen it in person yet, kinda wanted to get knowledged up here first. Thanks, Jake S.
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    My first forge..jabod..kinda

    Right, I've updated my profile...and here's a couple pictures of the fire pot
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    My first forge..jabod..kinda

    Irondragon, I have now read That, sorry i should have read it first! Frosty, I will get a picture of the pot tomorrow after I clean it out, and thanks for all the tips. I know we need better eye protection..we just got caught up in the excitement that it actually worked! We managed to get 3 pairs of tongs finished up and goof around with some scrap metal. I was kinda thinking what you said about the r.r. track seemed like I was fighting it more than working with it. Sly, Thanks for that download..that'll keep me reading for quite a while..which is good I like learning.
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    My first forge..jabod..kinda

    My sons, dad, and I have wanted to try smithing for a number of for Christmas I got them all hammers and tong blanks from Ken's Custom Iron and my wife surprised me with a r.r. track anvil made by one of our friends. So I have been reading and learning as much as I can on this site and this is what i came up with to get started. Its 1x6 pine with plywood base on an old bbq cart. Fill is some old adobe bricks and cat litter. The fire pit is 6x8" and 3.5" deep. I got a bag of anthracite coal from TS since its walking distance from my house. It's not perfect but we're having a blast and learning lots. Thanks to everyone on this forum for all the knowledge sharing!