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What did you do in the shop today?

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10 hours ago, Potato-Demon said:

difficult for me to do much with limited tools and not much experience.

 

3 hours ago, Jasent said:

Don’t fall in to the trap of “I can’t do that cause I don’t have this”

Das, CGL, and Jasent, good words.

May I add, Mr. Spud, that when we have nothing to work with, the only thing holding us back is balanced in the scales of desire in one pan, and discouragement in the other. Let your passion for the craft burn within you. As an aspiring Blacksmith, you are a Problem Solver and an Innovator.  your desire for triumph vanquishes you fear of defeat. How bad do you want it?

https://www.iforgeiron.com/topic/52308-a-collection-of-improvised-anvils/

You may have already looked through Charles' thread, but how bad do you want to forge?

Robert Taylor

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Thanks Irondragon. I'm going to straighten and clean it up good. Now I need to make 100 more and maybe I'll have it down haha. The ring I'm wearing is a substitute for the tungsten ring I lost.... maybe that's what I need to ask for an anniversary gift is a new ring

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I sprained a finger a couple of weeks ago and had to cut my wedding ring off before the swelling became an issue. Planning to get it fixed once the swelling goes completely down.

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Nice hatchet (hust what I call em).  Is it a standardized eye size or is it one to custom fit?

Dig the feather hook.

 

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This is not really shop related but I'm on a trip to Arizona right now and yesterday I stopped by Pieh Tool. I couldn't leave without tongs and I got to meet Amy the owner of the place and talk with her for a while about anvils and my hammers.

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Yeah the tongs I got are pretty nice. All their tools looked to be good quality but the only thing I noticed is the cast swages and bottom tools were a little rough (as in casting texture). If I bought one I would grind it smooth

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These card holders have been selling well over the Christmas period. They take a while though - hard to keep up the supply. Heads are forged from 19mm x 8mm MS bar, bases are scrap offcuts from heavy beam:

 

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11 hours ago, jlpservicesinc said:

Aus, what are they selling for price wise?   they are great.. 

Jennifer, as you would know, pricing work is always tricky. You want things to sell, but you know how long things like this take to make. I have found these card holders sell at $85. That's Australian dollars of course, which would be around about $60 in your money.

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Nice.. It sure is.. If you are happy with the price that is all that counts..  I loved that video you put together.. It was nice your friend helped with filming..  Great work and thanks for answering.. pricing is tricky for sure and talking about it can be even more so.. :) 

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Late night in the shop. My second spoon. I had to do some file work and still need a little more, but I figured I should go to bed sometime tonight ;)

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On 12/27/2019 at 12:57 PM, Dax Hewitt said:

All good fun though but a tad strange to see flames out of the corner of your eye then realise its your own face. (I would put a smiley emoticon here but my phone and this forum don't like doing that) 

Here you go. :o :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:!

Been there done that. I'm fortunate that as dry as my hair is it doesn't seem to be very flammable, it goes right out. I've lost patches but never much at once. I've seen hair go from long blond and beautiful to a dusting of ash in seconds though. So fast the gal didn't get burned and she looked pretty hot bald so it wasn't completely awful.

Frosty The Lucky.

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Hair dressings sprays sometimes help the hair to be even more flammable.

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