Jasent

Jasen's smithing progression.

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Thank you Thomas for the clarification.  I wasn't sure.

He made it  before I was born. Prob early to mid 70's. I'm looking forward to putting it back in service

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Dressed up grandpas handled hot cut and made one more for my striking "anvil" (cast steel tractor weight) from 1 3/16" axel.  Did all the work on my vertical rail anvil except upsetting in the modified hardy. 

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thinking I need to build a wind block for the forge till I can get a shop built. Few bricks helped but not ideal!

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On 6/2/2017 at 9:09 PM, ThomasPowers said:

I was wondering about starting with a ring of steel.  Forge welded or sourced that way. Or flatten the ends a bit and roll into a nice little cylinder on the end. Or trimmed and then ground smooth and rounded. Or...

I did one like that once, with one of a bunch of steel rings that a friend picked up somewhere. I wasn't too happy with how it came out, but I really should go back and try again (especially now that I have a proper vise to help with the twisting). I think a round cross-section would look better twisted, too.

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4 hours ago, JHCC said:

I did one like that once, with one of a bunch of steel rings that a friend picked up somewhere. I wasn't too happy with how it came out, but I really should go back and try again (especially now that I have a proper vise to help with the twisting). I think a round cross-section would look better twisted, too.

 

Hmm I may have to try that some time.  I have some washers like that 

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