Jump to content

Newbie


Brains

Recommended Posts

Howdy,

I found this site by searching for tips on tuning my burners only to find out that I built them all wrong to start with.  I made it work with what I had thanks to the wealth of information from Frosty and several others and I now know where it all started going down hill. Thanks to all the contributers for their wealth of knowledge and their willingness to share.

Anyway, after getting my forge "working" I was dead set on making myself a pair of tongs first and have been watching videos by GS tongs and many others to familiarize myself with some of the techniques needed.  I know a lot of people say that tongs are not necessarily a beginner project but i really didn't want to buy a set.  

I also found an old post on here about taking a 20' 1/2' square stock and cutting to 5" lengths.  Take the first and draw out to a taper and then repeat with every piece.  Repeat steps to make hooks by doing each step repeatedly instead of just making 50 hooks one at a time.  Anyway it sounded like a pretty good exercise to practice some basic steps so that is what I plan to tackle next!

 

Thanks for sharing and for having a place where newbies can ask questions!!

IMG_3056[1].JPG

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...