C-1ToolSteel

Last night, I dreamed...

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Ever waken up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat because some imaginary dude knocked the horn off your anvil? I know I have. Tell us some of your goodin's!

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I think I've told you about some of mine, but normally its the heel....

had a dream a few nights ago that we were at the scrap yard. found some band saw blades, some chisels, the usual. also though found some Large Philips head screw driver bits. like 1" round. that was fun. Oh, and my brother fell in a big mud puddle. Its strange cause I always remember my dreams in the weirdest times of the day.

                                                                                                                                                     Littleblacksmith

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Dreams are a way to solve problems while the body is at rest. Notebook beside the bed was used to make a perfect and detailed drawing of the jig needed, or the process needed, etc  By morning it sometimes looks like unrelated scratches on paper that someone drew in their sleep. When you get to the shop give it time and the answer will be there.

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I have a recurring dream that I've been fired, but the job is a prison and I can't leave.

I have also designed tooling in my sleep.

Robert Taylor

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What Glenn said about the notebook. Sometimes great ideas come at the most unlikely times. Write them down or they're forgotten in the morning.

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I haven't had any blacksmithing dreams that I can remember; most of my technical dreams involve complicated liturgical arrangements. What comes from having worked at a seminary for five years, I suppose.

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I heard about a psychological theory. If you are a heavy drinker, meaning alcohol consumption, then you might dream, but not remember the dreams at all. Or possibly, the dreams may be scanty or few and far between. In that instance, the "dreams" may come out during your waking hours as delirium (Illusions.) Tune into Walt Disney's song and animation from the Dumbo movie, "Pink Elephants on Parade."

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I rarely recall dreaming and the nights I do dream I wake up exhausted. My dreams are never productive, in fact they are usually quite mundane. I usually dream of things I barely tolerate when I'm awake (walking around a retail establishment or interacting with strangers) or I have dreams where I'm constantly on the move (either something/someone is after me or I'm just going). If I ever have a productive dream I'll be sure to share it with as much detail as I can. 

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If I'm overheated in bed I dream that I'm being chased.  Been like that for years.  We put a box fan in the window last night to cool down the bedroom; turned off the heater weeks ago...

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I have a fan that blows across the bed as well as the ceiling fan going. I can't sleep at all if I get hot. 

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Wow, am I the only guy here who dreams about anvils? Not really an anvil dream, but I dreamed that I was walking through the woods and stumbled upon a couple cast iron ASOs. One of them was broken...

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i dont dream about anvils or smithin but do dream a lot. the part that scares me sometimes is when i wake up at o dark thirty with the answer to a problem im having.

 

 

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I rarely remember a dream except when it's something significant. The answer to a problem often comes in a dream now and then. I celebrate, not only do I have the answer but I remembered a dream!

Uh, . . . nope, no anvils, not that I can remember anyway.

Frosty The Lucky.

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For some people, more anvils IS the answer to all their problems. Maybe I'm catching the bug...

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I have the dreams where I can't swing a hammer and I wind up smashing my hand. When I wake up my arm is asleep because I was sleeping on it.

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I have the dreams where I can't swing a hammer and I wind up smashing my hand. When I wake up my arm is asleep because I was sleeping on it.

or the dreams where your fighting someone and you cant punch.

 

last night I dreamed that underneath a railroad trestle was sorta like a yard sale, but everything was free. picked up a few cross peins and a bunch of files and one hot cut hardy. or something like that. I dream about blacksmithing a lot though, and I had a dream very similar to this one a few nights ago.

                                                                                                                   Littleblacksmith

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When I was little, I was obsessed (and still am to some degree) with finding fishing lures that have been snaged in trees and stuff. I remember dreaming that a tree in my backyard started growing crainkbaits!

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16 hours ago, C-1ToolSteel said:

When I was little, I was obsessed (and still am to some degree) with finding fishing lures that have been snaged in trees and stuff. I remember dreaming that a tree in my backyard started growing crainkbaits!

Some of the popular salmon fishing streams and rivers are known for snags. Unless you're an obnoxious combat fisherman others will warn you about where they are. There are also guys who make a living wading around and collecting lures from snags.

Then there were the brothers who owned the property with an excellent fishing hole on the IIRC Russian River. You can't block access to rivers so they had combat fishermen there all the time. One of them got a bright idea and tossed a large bed spring in the fishing hole. It wasn't too long before word got out about the terrible snag and the number of fishermen dropped significantly. The brothers made a pretty penny selling used lures too.

Then a Fish and Game officer caught them pulling the lure laden bed spring out of the hole, cited them and the fines and penalties did for the gold mine.

Frosty The Lucky.

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1 hour ago, Frosty said:

Then a Fish and Game officer caught them pulling the lure laden bed spring out of the hole, cited them and the fines and penalties did for the gold mine

What did he fine them for? The only thing I could think would be for dumping it.

                                                                                                                       Littleblacksmith

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2 hours ago, Frosty said:

Then a Fish and Game officer caught them pulling the lure laden bed spring out of the hole, cited them and the fines and penalties did for the gold mine.

I just found it officer, honest 

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Did you know that if you will lock down the breaks on an expressway to pick up a piece of scrap iron you are a real blacksmith, and if you get caught they will charge you with possession of lost or stolen property.  I was dumbfounded when I was sitting in the attorney's gallery and the judge read off the charges.  I thought that was just cleaning up litter, at least that is what my client or I would have used as a defense. The guy should have gotten an accommodation.  I don't know how many times I have stopped and picked up tools that had fallen off of a truck.  One day in Knoxville I saw a couple of tools on Kingston Pike.  I stopped to pick them up, then walking back to my truck another driver rolled down his window and said, "Hay Buddy, there are a few more back up the road."  So I kept walking up the road gathering tools.  Never did find the tool box though.

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Sometimes I play disc golf, and what I like even more than throwing the discs is jumping in the lakes and feeling around with my feet till I've found about 20 lost discs...

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LBSM,

He might consider Chattel Trespass, Fraud, Petty larceny. Maybe even conspiracy, (that covers a multitude of sins).

SLAG. 

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13 minutes ago, WayneCoeArtistBlacksmith said:

Did you know that if you will lock down the breaks on an expressway to pick up a piece of scrap iron you are a real blacksmith

That's where I got the chain that's weighing down my portable hole.

About the funniest thing that I ever picked up from the side of the road was about three bales' worth of straw that must have fallen off a truck and exploded on impact. Stuffed it all in the back of the van while Lisa was yelling, "What the HECK [she didn't say heck] are you DOING!?!?!?"

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Well JHCC, what did you do with it? Mulch the plants or was it really hay and you fed it to the horses?

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