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Matthew H

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    Topeka, Kansas
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    Knifes, guns, woodworking, and welding

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  1. I cant build one because I live at my parents house and i don't have a welder at home and don't want to put debit card info into a lot of websites. And less time to spend building
  2. Well... all things considered I’ve decided that I’m going to get the diamondback and some rigidizor and the other stuff that is needed
  3. Alright thanks y'all for the information thanks Matthew H
  4. Actually the steel plate face is really thick for an anvil on mine I’d say at least 3/4inch? Maybe well happy trails Thanks Matthew H
  5. Well the time has come for me to buy a forge, i am torn. My budget is 350 USD and building one is not an option for me, i was wondering what y’all think about diamondback forges, i was looking at their 2 burner series two and wanted to know if any of you had it and would recommend it. Or tell me if they are not a reputable company because I have seen mixed reviews. Thanks Matthew H
  6. Alright thank you i do not want to touch the face with anything unless i have to, and i will probably not have it restored, because I'm worried about tempering issues because i have no means of getting it tempered if i had it restored.
  7. After a long while of searching the internet, facebook groups etc... i have finally came across an anvil, 300 USD for it, it is a peter wright so i take it to school and wire brush all the rust off (1hr and 30min later) and i coat it in a linseed oil to protect from rust (boiled linseed oil) but here’s the thing there are so many dents on this anvil and I’m not sure if taking a flap disk to take them out would ruin the temper please help me with my problem, there is a little sway in it I’d say about 1/8? Should i have it milled and hardened by a hardening company, and how much would that cost?
  8. I made the handles in my shop and finish them with 600 grit, so that they wouldn’t give me blisters, I’ve been woodworking for years, ill admit I’m being ignorant on this one but a hammer is definitely not going to be my first project, because I don’t have a feel for moving the hot metal on an anvil that much. Ill probably start out by making a leaf and moving up to a knife then a hammer, ill look into directions to make the stuff ill be trying to make, i know its trial and error, but trust me I have a lot of experience in the error part. thanks -Matthew H
  9. Ive wanted to do blacksmithing/bladesmithing for years and i am dedicated to this i will never quit something I’ve started. But I’ve already spent hours making them (almost all sanding for that smooth glossy look) then i stained them and clear coated them tonight. I know this is something i want to do and stay with. I have a great deal of patience. I know how i will assemble them, Ive spent literal hours researching blacksmithing. -Matthew H
  10. So i have a question, instead of buying a blacksmithing hammer online i decided to make my own... but here’s the problem I don’t have a punch or drift whatever you call it... but i went and made these handles, one for a heavier hammer and one for a lighter one. Since you guys told me to start out with a small hammer. But i was wondering with the hammer blanks I’m going to buy if i could use a drill press to drill the hole for the hammer to mount on the handle. What do you guys think about this, I’m doing this because I don’t want to spend 100 some dollars on hammers One on left needs a
  11. I’m so confused it’s unreal. thanks for that -Matthew H
  12. Cool, thanks for the explaination? -Matthew H
  13. I did, it was not what Thomas said. It said its a warning, I don’t know though if there’s another meaning, i just didn’t see it. thanks -Matthew H
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