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Found 7 results

  1. Saturday morning after many months of searching I found this old fatter. I paid it just 1€ and the face was quite good but the botttom was badly mushroomed. I started grinding it but I discovered that there is a crack... it doesn't seem too serious anyway. what should I do? weld the crack and grind it again to close it?
  2. This is a flatter that I made from a large rusty bolt that was given to me.
  3. Hello I would like to share some pictures of the work Irish, 5starhobo and myself did over the last few weeks. A 3.5lb rounding hammer 5starhobo and Irish forged for Irish out of 2inch by 4 1/2inch 1045. Two bottom swages I directed Some other small forgings 5star and I did one day, from left to right a small english pattern hammer, small set hammer, prototype ball peen hammer, an adjusted top swage and an unfinished flatter.
  4. I forged a new tool last night, this is my first flatter, to flatten out work and the sides of chain hooks I was just using a 1/2" piece of plate that I welded a handle on. Since I am doing a little more work at the anvil lately I decided to make a "proper" flatter. This is made from the same cj5 axle that my hotcut is made from, and let me tell you, having a proper hotcut hardy makes all the difference in the world when you are cutting this stuff. I forged the striking end down and upset the flat in the hardy hole on the anvil. I rigged uo my water hose so that it was above my anvil and I could turn it on and keep my anvil cool in between heats. I then added a wrapped handle to it after fullering a ring around the shank. I went with the wrapped handle because I like the way the flatter will be able to float on the work piece. I forgot to mention, I heat treated the flat surface but left the striking end fairly soft, I left plenty of meat on the flat end so it can be dressed in the years to come, I figured if the striking end ever needs more metal on it I can build it up with the MIG a couple minutes.
  5. Hi, this is the result of my afternoon forging. A small flatter made of 1 inch mild steel square bar. It's been a long time since I wanted to buy a flatter, but I was checking my scrap pieces and said, why not forge one myself? I'll be even more proud of me than buying one. It took me 2 hours alone. I started by upsetting the face to 1 3/4", put a neck with a pair of tongs as a fuller ( I don't have many tools...), slit and drifted the hole and then cut the piece from the parent stock and hammered down the end to shape. The hole is a little bit offcenter but not too much. It will do the job very fine. This is my first big slit and drift so I won't put too much stress on my shoulder. The next one will be better. I didn't forge welded a high carbon piece on the face because I don't plan to use it a lot. I'll see with use if I won't weld one, it's not too late. Now I just need to put a handle on that little baby. Let me know what you think and if there is another way to forge this type of tool. My next project is a top swage for rounding tenons. John_zXz
  6. Bought a flatter today, its stamped E.T.W. (It may be a Y thats been miss-stamped), with a 6 above the E.T.W. Is this a hammer some smith made, or is it a brand? She struck ends pretty mushroomed, but the face is pristine.