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    Alberta, Canada
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    Camping, hunting, fishing, martial arts

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  1. So far what I seem to have made is smoke and noise, and she doesn't appear happy with that.....
  2. Thanks for the input! I'll see how it works out here in the near future.
  3. After hitting a bit more, I'm thinking it looks better....certainly feels better, no real distinct edge as compared to before.
  4. I hit it up with a file a bit today. What's your opinions on what's been done, or still needs to be done.
  5. I went and picked up some hot rolled steel bars today of various sizes for the next projects. The rebar piece was just something laying around to muck about with. Next projects will likely be a hot dog stick. I saw a YouTube video by the "Essential Craftsman" where he made one and it's piqued my interest.
  6. So this is my JABOD that I built the other day. I will be picking up a proper pipe tomorrow and repacking it, but I shamelessly utilized the Mark III Jabod fire pot design and fired it up today. Utilizing charcoal as my fuel source I have quickly learned that I need to increase the amount of fuel I have on hand. I then made about a 5 gallon pail full of charcoal for my next forging day, and have prepped wood cubes to add as I forge, which is what I did this afternoon. I'm using a bed inflator as an air source and aimed it indirectly as mentioned in many threads. It was a good initial lear
  7. Here's my humble starting anvil. 10lb sledge mounted into a nice mountain ash stump.
  8. Greetings all from the Great White North! I have to say that this forum has been such a blast to be lurking on for the past few weeks. I got hooked watching Forged in Fire, which brought me here, looking to give forging a try. So far I have built a JABOD charcoal forge(that I finally fired up tonight), started making my own charcoal, and have made an improvised anvil with a 10# sledge hammer mounted in a nice big ash stump. Looking forward to starting out small with coat hooks and such, and the forge will keep me warm through the long cold winter up here.
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