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jerry p.

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About jerry p.

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    Lancaster Co. PA


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    Elizabethtown PA
  • Interests
    Guns,hunting,fishing and blacksmithing
  • Occupation
    Drywall hanger

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  1. I just showed this to my four boys. They are big Hobbit fans and they all said they want one. I think it's a winner.
  2. I think I would look at the time period the axe came from 18th 19th century. I would think that like you they would have used them much harder then most people would use today. So I would think they would not have kept make that style of axe if it did not do a good job. Just my 2 cents.
  3. Jerry, I add water to fill a 5 gallon bucket, plastic bucket.  Don't use a metal bucket, the salt will eat it away.  Be careful not to hit the side or bottom of the bucket with hot metal.

    Let me know if I can help you.


    1. Jim Coke

      Jim Coke


              Glad your back to help folks.. 

      Forge on and make beautiful things 


    2. jerry p.

      jerry p.

      Thanks for the reply Wayne. My 14 year old son got an hc rr spike at a yard sale and wanted to make a knife. I know it is not the best steel to make a knife but we had fun forging it out. He still needs to clean it up, and then we will heat treat it.


    3. jerry p.

      jerry p.

      Here is a picture of the knife so far, we may put a twist in the handle to try to make it a little shorter.


  4. Wayne, is it plus 5 gal. of water? Maybe it is not that critical. Thanks - Jerry
  5. Thank you Owen, this is a great how to video. Now I want to give it a try.
  6. Do a search for iron mounted long rifle/ flintlock. A lot of the southern and Virginia guns had iron trigger guards, butt plates and side plates, and yes you can forge them. Do a search on YouTube for Hershel House and maybe Ian Pratt. The American Longrifle (ALR) website too http://americanlongrifles.org/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=6oem2v8n9f4tca9vutvifuopv2&board=2.0. Hope this helps.
  7. I like the looks of the head. It turned out nice. Can you give stock size you used and final dimensions of the head? Thanks - Jerry P.
  8. Glen, Can you tell me Who made the hammers? Thanks Jerry
  9. Wetterlings ax's are top of the line. If you go to youtube you can find reviews of the Wetterlings and Gransfors Burks ax's.
  10. Try Bob Alexander (636) 586-5350. Bob was selling from what I was Told. -Jerry
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