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Hello from Bartlesville, OK USA


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Hello to all. I am a beginning blacksmith, focusing on making my own tools now. I am a member of SCABA, and I made my first pair of tongs thanks to a forge loaned by a generous member. I'm not the smartest guy, since I made that pair from some available 5/8 inch 4140. They are usable, but not delicate. :) Just going through that process is adding to my list of tool that I need to make. So we add a spring fuller, rivet header, rivet set, and rivet backer to the list (and in the mean time, maybe a few 1/4 and 3/8 inch rivets from the hardware store). I am currently using a very chewed up 140 lb ?Badger? anvil without a prichel hole, and a hand-cranked rivet forge. I have been inspired by the blueprints, and I hope to contribute in the future. I have learned a few things already - how to properly hold a hammer, don't beat cold iron, and power hammers are addictive!

Roy Tate

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