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  1. Hello Everyone! This forum seems pretty dead. We should liven it up a bit! I'm a fledgling blacksmith. Just got my forge up and running and mounted my anvil. I have the basic tools and a full tank of propane. I'm eager to get started! I'm totally new to this but I would like to invite anyone out there who's interested in blacksmithing to learn with me! I make no claims of expertise and will in no way be teaching. I know there's a lot of people out there who are interested in blacksmithing but consider it to difficult to get into. So this is a chance to come out and try your hand at s
  2. So I am dressing my first hammer (a small 2.5 lb drill hammer) based on what I have read in various threads. Despite all those description, I am a bit unsure whether I am doing this correctly, so I'd like people to comment based on those pictures. Note that I can't test it yet by beating on hot steel, as I don't have a forge yet. But I'm going to an event next week where I will have the opportunity to do it so I'd like to show up with a useable hammer. Initial configuration of the hammer: After my attempt at dressing it: Should I sand it some more o
  3. Hello everyone! Dave here from South East Pennsylvania. I have been using this sight frequently as it is arguably the best consolidated reference point on the web. I appreciate all of the input and shared expertise that this forum has to offer, and all of the people who have taken time away from forge and family to share it. I hope to some day be able to contribute to the community as well. About 3 months ago my friend and I decided we were done talking about blacksmithing and decided to dive in head first. We sourced an old 14" Champion blower and a decent 70lbs anvil of indistinguisha
  4. My first knife ever I made this with home made charcol in a home made forge on a rail road track and a 4 lb sledge, all finnish work was done with files and wet stones.
  5. My second knife ever I made this with home made charcol in a home made forge on a rail road track and a 4 lb sledge, all finnish work was done with files and wet stones. The finnish is bassically toasted on olive oil wile I was heat treating it I quenched it in olive oil then baked it and it's actually a really durable finnish. Sorry for crappy photo quality.
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