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I Forge Iron


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    Lake City, Michigan
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    Golf, fly fishing, hunting (almost anything), wood turning, straight razors, beer brewing, etc etc etc

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  1. Wow! Ambitious project for her. I hope you didn't skimp on the liner. Have fun at the anvil tomorrow!
  2. You might consider putting your lag screws in the forge to cook off the coating and reshaping the head into a square. It will look more blacksmithy.
  3. Thanks and duly noted. Fortunately, the slack tub was freshly filled.
  4. It was cool enough to light a fire here today. Finished up one fire poker and about 75% of a second one. Had a piece of scale start smoldering in some saw dust. I need to be more diligent in cleaning up the wood working debris before striking a match.
  5. I finished mounting the post vise today. I might take a few minutes in the relative cool of the morning to light the forge for a test spin.
  6. Marcus_Airelius, It was suggested by the previous owner, a very knowledgeable gentleman and dear friend, that it is a Peter Wright. No markings whatsoever. The jaws are 5 1/2". I haven't weighed it, but guessing around #75. It was a pleasant chore hoisting it out of the treasurer trove. Here it is all cleaned up.
  7. Cleaned up the newly acquired post vise. That's a dirty job. Working on mounting ideas. Also a bit of fun time at anvil starting a fire poker for my son in law. Photo upload failure.
  8. At long last, the opportunity and funds were available at the same time.
  9. It's been a long while since I lit my forge. My arm is not in hammer shape. I did manage to finish this hook before wearing out. 3/8" stock, bark textured.
  10. I appreciate the critique. Cracks show up while I'm working on other areas. I definitely need to radius the texturing hammer soon. Always seem to forget until I need it now. I'm a better bowl turner than blacksmith, but I'm working on it. Jim, absolutely! I'll bring lunch. Hopefully next week.
  11. Some back to basics practice today. Getting stress cracks aon the stem is a bit annoying, but had a pleasant morning in the shop none the less.
  12. Thanks. Apparently the sideways pictures work. The width was under 500. Aspect ratio maybe the term you're missing.
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