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Sounds like everyone started off the year good. Lots of organizing and some smaller projects. I need to pick up some coal before too long, but I'm trying to forge with what I have left. Made a bottle opener from a wrench the other day. Like everyone else, the weather has been going back and forth. Tuesday is suppose to be real cold for North Carolina.

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methinks Thomas needs to get with Rich Hale and keep them temps to themselves. I didn't bother to go to the shop today.....wind chills to -10 F......even I would say burrrrrr......

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Well I managed to find a  bit of time and finished up my tongs.  Not quite happy with them  but they will be better than nothing.  Mostly a few problems with the  riveting.  Either things twisting and bending where I didn't want or the rivet bending over as I peened it.  Things got better towards the end.   Just have to get out and make a few more 

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Re arranged my forging area and cleaned it up somewhat.  Then I made 55 6' and 4' pry bars.  Then sent a PO for more steel I ran out of 6 footers  I need to make more in a week or so.  . 

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No pictures yet, but...

 

I did manage to get a bottle opener finished to satisfaction.  Put a nice square taper on some 1.125" shafting that will become a hot-cut hardy.  Bent some 1x.25 stock to make a stem for my Godzilla fullering extravaganza machine.

 

Tomorrow.... gotta get some stock to finish making the GFEM.  Then I gotta finalize the design for the GFEM.  Then I'll probably drill a couple of holes.....

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JNewman,  if you don't mind my asking who do you supply all the pry bars to.  I'm suspecting something to do with mining,  kinda curious...  :)

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They are for one of the steel mills here in Hamilton.  A lot of them are for chipping including ones I do that are 12' long that are for cleaning out blast furnace tuyeres.

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