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I wanted to find out what everyone had done as far as re purposed old tools/junk into new tools for smithing purposes. I am currently redoing a Railroad Spike Hammer into a stand alone bick like in the popular book "50$ Knife Shop." Last month I took a 8 lb. splitting maul and cut it inhalf and redid the wedge into a hot cut hardy for my small anvil, using a Railroad spike (-head) as the shaft. Will post pics in a very soon post.
material - $22 time/labor - 8 hours reuse, re-purposed & recycled - $0 Wife happy - Priceless Ok, to begin my wife is originally from California & while she was not raised by hippies in a commune, she was taught early on to recycle and is constantly nagging suggesting that we "reuse, repurpose & recycle". She also enjoys dabbling in blacksmithing, throwing pottery, DIY, home improvement, etc. On various occasions she has discovered some unique, unusual and very inexpensive tiles & tile fragments (from ceramic to porcelain to slate & stone) in resale, antique, junk shops, yard sales & auctions. All very cheap or even free (made me happy). We find tile tables/furniture interesting and I suggested we make our own rather than paying retail. This is the process & results. I will gladly respond to any inquiries for details (I'm not good at writing instructions, she's the trainer not me). I've loaded the pictures in the order of the process (as I remembered to take them).