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  1. Eventlessbox

    Anvil advise for possable purchase.

    Does not look cast. From the pictures I have seen. If cast its deffinatly a no go. Pictures make the face LOOK good but I intend to check with ballpein and ball bearing. My question is more about how much a lack of horn would effect the anvil. As far as balance and use. Assuming the hypothetical that the face is in good repair with a decent rebound and no major dead spots or delaminatiins. The average anvils in my area are between 4 and 8 per #
  2. I am considering going tommorow to look at an older anvil that has lost its horn. Without the horn it weighs in at about 100#. Assuming all face testing such as rebound and lack of delamination are good; is this a worthwhile consideration. I'm figuring that I can use a hardy hole bick if I need to bend anything. I'm currently using a 12# sledge hammer head. The asking price is $200 US. Advice.
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    What did you do in the shop today?

    Thank you SLAG.
  4. Eventlessbox

    Got my Devil Forge 2 burner in 20 days early

    Thank you for posting about these forges. Seems like people feel a stigma about talking about them if they didnt build it themself. How large are the burner ports on the forge? In case I decide to replace burners with some frosty-T later. Also how is the red rubber hose they provide attached. The seller I found offers a $20 discount if you don't get the regulator kit from them so I thought I might use my own. Finally a question for our gas gurus. From what I read about specs they come with 1" ceramic wool insulation. Properly sealed with castable and a final coat of reflective, is this enough insulation. Really appreciate the info as this was a route I am seriously considering to replace my ugly metal box when the bricks start to wear out.
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    What did you do in the shop today?

    Leather conditioning like the kind you would use on say a saddle or baseball glove? Is that something they would likely have at a tack shop? I live in farm country. I appreciate the help. This blade is priceless to me.
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    What did you do in the shop today?

    Today in the shop I took some time to detail my father's KBAR. It took me a while to find after his passing and the leather had begun to grow fuzz mold. This knife was the possession he was most proud to have as it was given to him in thanks for his service in Vietnam. I would appreciate any suggestions on what I should use to keep the handle and sheath protected so it doesn't start to grow mold again.
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    My new restoration hobby

    Pictures please if you can. We love pictures.
  8. Eventlessbox

    Anvil Harem

    Array has a nice ring. Pun intended. Too many is when you've bought them all in a 100 mile radius and none of the new Smith's can find any.
  9. For the sake of saving glen bandwidth here is the thread with the forge and the tongs.
  10. My first forging was with my "ugly metal box" forge. My first attempt at not only making a forge but also welding and metal fabrication in general. It is a propane forge. My anvil, whose name is stumpy, is a 12 pound sledge hammer embedded in the end of an upright log and held in with a piece of round stock and some conduit brackets. So far the few things I have forged have been a fire hook for my fire table on my patio. And as I didn't have any an attempt at a pair of tongs. The hook came out looking ok for a first go. The tongs are....."rustic". Lol. But I learned what was working well and what deffinatly didnt. And frankly i had a blast. Also to show that even in the get go you bring a lot to the forum. I didnt even think of asking what I should start with. I'm going to try half of these suggestions next time I can fire up the forge.
  11. Welcome to the forum. I'm sure one of the many seasoned Smith's with chime in soon. I am a new smith as well, fired my forge up for the first time a few weeks ago. Excited to see what you make. And if you feel discouraged after your first tong attempt hit me up and I'll show you a picture of my first set. They are quite ugly. Congradulatijns on taking the first steps on what I hope will be a long exciting journey for you.
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    Show me your anvil

    Boz, So pretty. Congratulations.
  13. Eventlessbox

    It takes money to blacksmith !!!!

    Lol. She is actually quite understanding. By which I mean I got her a puppy for Valentine's day to get out of the doghouse.
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    It takes money to blacksmith !!!!

    I keep having this same argument with the wife. She says it's expensive. I respond with, " but that tool has so many other uses on the homestead", i.e. the welder I bought last week to finish assembling my forge" Although I'm not sure I'll be able to apply the same argument when the time comes that i buy an actual anvil. Lol. P.s. yall really are a bunch of dude who know where their towel is.
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    Custom burner and forge having problems

    Welder, Welcome from a fellow new smith. Beautiful forge box. Can't wait to see the beautiful things you make with it.