Steeler

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  1. Steeler

    Show me your vise

    I made a swap recently. My 4 inch english made machinst vise on the stand I made for this cut down 4 inch leg vise welded to this rail plate. Both parties won. What do you think?
  2. Nice work Beth. The bold textures are very apealing to the eyes. I think that a woman blacksmith offering her original hand forged works would be irresistable to most of the public. Sure to be a hit. Good luck with your sales . Awsome that you provide your daughter with the opportunity to express herself by creating things from her own ideas. You rock!
  3. Steeler

    new vise stand

    Randy that's a nice chunk of wood and unless I'm mistaken, probably as good as using a steel post.
  4. Steeler

    Belt buckle I made

    great idea! I think I need one of those. :)
  5. :) I would like to express my gratitude to all of you for all the good wishes and prayers that I have witnessed on this forum. It has shown me that there really are men and women in the world that care about the welfare of others. I am encouraged and inspired by your posts. May you all experience the healing power of the love of God that flows so abundantly. God bless you.
  6. Wishing all a peaceful holiday. May you find fulfillment and contentment in the new year.

  7. Might be for spreading battery cable clamps?
  8. Cool tool, nice shop, beautiful work. I'm inspired! Thanks for posting. :)
  9. appealing form and nicely done! :)
  10. Great start! Heat, Hammer, Observe. Have fun.
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    Handles.jpg

    awsome handles!
  12. Dave, Thanks for that video. Nicely done. I have to try that now. Steeler. :)
  13. I cut some sawmill catwalk a few years back on my 10" dewalt radial arm saw and it was 18" wide. I could only take about one eigth inch per pass, so it took awhile. The results were great. A little deburring and the job was done. A couple of weeks back I put a 12" abrasive disc on the same saw to cut a wide piece that wouldn't fit on the chop saw or my small cut off bandsaw. The blade guard won't fit over a 12" disc, so I set that aside. I forgot to start the cut from the front to push the blade through and that disc exploded as it tried to climb over the work piece. I was lucky to have had at least enough sense to be standing to one side when it happened. I'm grateful that I didn't get injured. Don't do what I did.
  14. Hello Sidney! I saw your post about coal. I bought a couple of sacks from Home Hardware in 100 Mile House and it cost me $40 per bag plus $25 per bag shipping. that's almost a buck a pound! surely we can do better in this coal rich provence than that.
    I have been hobby smithing for a couple of years now and have been hoping to find others in the interior to compare no...

  15. 2Dogs, thanks for saving that piece of history from the smelter. I like it and I would save it and not use it either. It reminds me to "make do with what I have at hand" and somebody obviously did. Great conversation piece and I doubt if anybody would really be "deprived" if you kept it. Kludge! hey now, my vocabulary is growing just by reading these posts.! One day its "subsumed" and today its "kludge". Its a good day for the old grey matter, when I learn something new. Vacationing in a town with a big scrap metal yard. :D
  16. Subsumed Curmudgeon?! I never heard of that word before, so I looked it up. Thanks for adding to my vocabulary. Speaking for myself: I find the "heads up" messages to be of great interest. Being fairly new to the craft, I thirst after all information about blacksmithing. One thread of "heads up" postings would get my vote and I can see where an indication as to locality would be handy too. :)
  17. Good to hear that you are doing better. Without our health, what have we got? Love the spurs and nice camera work! Are the spurs stainless steel? The domed buffalo head nickel button conchos are my favorite detail. Well done and hope to see more of your work in future.
  18. Thanks DennisG. It was so late and we had such a long day, that we didn't think to try a hammer bounce test. After the bearing drop test, it was high fives, big grins and good night. The anvil is on its way to its owner's home and I look forward to hearing about how it works for my friend and what he forges with it.
  19. I built this little anvil as a gift for a good friend. I started with a 2" thick drop of mild? steel that had a convenient curve for the underside of the tail and a flat surface for the face. A one inch thick drop with a nice big hole in it was cut and welded to form the base. I turned the horn on my ancient lathe out of a two inch diameter drop of mystery steel shaft. All the welds are as close to 100% as I could make them with one-eighth E6011 rod. The anvil weighs 58 lb. and has a 2" X 10" face with a 3/4" round hole, a 10" X 5.5" base and a 6" horn. Accesories are a hot cut made from the tip of a wood splitting maul, a 2" built up and remachined trailer ball, a 1.25" ball bearing welded to a shank, and a 1" thick hole punch saddle plate with an assortment of hole sizes. I decided to try hardening the face, figuring that there is at least a little carbon to work with. Heating took about three hours in my jury rigged fire brick oven with tiger torch burner to achieve a dull red color. I boosted the heat on the face with oxy-aceteline and then quickly quenched with buckets of water and the garden hose full on. The face did harden somewhat. A ball bearing dropped from 5" gives a consistant rebound to 3".
  20. great conversation piece. I would't mind having it around.
  21. I'm building an anvil for a young friend with great natural talent and as yet, minimal financial resourses.

  22. WOW!! That's a truly inspiring piece of work and a high standard to aim for. Thanks for sharing.
  23. Cool lock! Photos just the right size. Looks like a fun project to add to my ever growing list. Interesting website about this type of lock. Thanks.
  24. Thanks NeatGuy. I Googled dywidag and found lots of info about this anchoring system that I was previously unaware of. Dunno what I will use them for but they are cool as heck.