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. 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.


  2. Wayne, is it plus 5 gal. of water? Maybe it is not that critical. Thanks - Jerry
  3. Thank you Owen, this is a great how to video. Now I want to give it a try.
  4. 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 Hope this helps.
  5. 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.
  6. Glen, Can you tell me Who made the hammers? Thanks Jerry
  7. 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.
  8. Try Bob Alexander (636) 586-5350. Bob was selling from what I was Told. -Jerry
  9. I've been wanting to try one of these for a while- I got to it yesterday. I started with a piece of 1 1/2" x 1/4"x 10 1/2" hot rolled and then welded in a piece of leaf spring for the high carbon bit. The head weighs 3/4 lb. Any suggestion or comments are welcome as I'd like to make more. I have four boys and they have all ordered one! :D
  10. It only has 5 " jaws. jerry p.
  11. I just picked this vise up over the weekend. It's in really good shape. The screw threads are still square. Just wondering who the manufacturer is. All I can make out it V. W. , then there's something I can't read, then W.H. Co. It's all inside of a diamond. Under it looks like the date 1894. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks JerryP