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Jasen's smithing progression.


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Haven’t been able to test the coconut oil  thought we had some but I was wrong 

Made a 2.25lb straight peen yesterday solo.  Finished ht today
Punched and drifted with the one tool shown.  Slug on top.  
S7

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Thank you cgl.  Bear oil has many uses.  Was used like money at one point.  Not so common anymore.  Thinking about bear makes me hungry for huckleberry pie.  Only had a hour in the shop so I didn’t get to finish the hammer.  Hopefully tomorrow I can get it done and start another using a different method 

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23 minutes ago, Jasent said:

Bear oil has many uses.

My uncle used to rub it on his scalp to keep from going bald. It didn’t work.

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1 hour ago, JHCC said:

My uncle used to rub it on his scalp to keep from going bald. It didn’t work.

:o  I’m surprised, been told I will put hair on your chest B)

,Bear oil does have many uses still applicable today:  it makes an excellent leather conditioner, it can be substituted for lard in nearly any recipe especially for pastries, it makes a great lamp oil (smokeless), can be used as a lubricant for metal (including firearms), it can be used to make soaps, and it can be used to treat skin issues such as:  dry skin, chapped skin and as a salve alone or as a base, and makes great pemmican! 

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Been working on hammers this week and was really getting sick of my striking anvil being too short.  So a made a new stand for it.  It’s louder and I’ll probably fill the legs with sand and oil and cap them off.  It’s perfect hight now! Tested with a 2x4 and 4x4.   Still have to add a few touches like a swinging tool tray and such.   

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Not bad for my first attempt. Need to remember not to touch the cheeks till I’m done drifting. Drift held up well though the tip will need dressed

This S7 is tough stuff!  

Have about 42” left of this 1 3/8” round

 

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Thank you cgl. I’m having a blast.  The new stand is so nice to work on! Idk why I put up with the short log for so long!   Now if the power would just come back on I could dress this hammer and give it a good test

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Started on plant hangers yesterday.  Guess I’m ready for spring.  Also did one like my leaf coat hooks but it’s hanging in the well house for painting.   Textured with my new tools.   May have todo some branch plant hangers

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