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Welcome Nevada Blacksmiths. This is your forum to post events, hammer ins, and things from Nevada. Please follow up with photos from the events and happenings so we can see what we missed by not being there.

 

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I’m glad to finally see this. I recently have been doing demonstrations and helping teach beginner classes at the Historical Tonopah Mining park. 

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Afternoon,

New to this, acquiring tools and a forge. Located in NW Las Vegas. I'd love some pointers on where to get tools, equipment, maybe see your setup! 

 

Cheers

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What tools do you have now, anything? Are you in a home, apartment, shop? As to a forge, you can build that easy enough, and there are plenty of designs here on IFI to choose from.  All you need to get started is a heat source, something to pound items upon, and something to hit with.  Plenty of scrap steel around to make your first tools with including the anvil.

During this time of year the big issue is heat and staying healthy.

NW as in Ann and the 95?

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More near Floyd Lamb Park. 

 

And thank you. Just answered the questionnaire 

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AS far as tools, I have some old hammers from my grandfather. Working on picking up some railroad track in Utah pretty soon. I'll probably end up making my own forge. I'll be doing this at home for now, until I find a shop or until my buddy lets me rent out a corner in his big garage on some land he has. 

I've been in the construction industry here for about 6 years. Different trades here and there, but now I'm in construction safety (not OSHA!) and I love it. I have made some great contacts if anyone ever needs tools or safety equipment. One of my good friends runs a rebar shop. Gonna try to get heaps of scraps for practice haha. 

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Why Utah for the rail? You should be able to find something in the valley easy enough. I might even have something at work that would do for a starter, I'll check when I go in.

Rebar is the hot dog of the metal world - you never really know what is in it. Some good, some bad, ya just never know by looking at it.

 

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Our family’s farm is up there. Who knows, he may have an anvil in the old shed. 

For sure let me know if you got something here. 

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Ahhh, up in the bellybutton. I was werkin in LaVerkin for 7 years as a tool maker.  I was tied up last nigh, so didn't get a chance to do a quick test on an old shaft we have. I should have more time tonight as Sat night is usually fairly slow.

Do you want to go with a gas forge or solid fuel?

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Oh very cool! Got an Uncle in Hurricane. 

Im thinking gas for now, once I have a set place, switching to solid. 

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Ok, I was going to mention that there is a coal distributer in St George. If you are in suburbia though, gas or charcoal makes it easier on the neighbors smell wise.

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I’m up near Rainbow and Grand Teton. So yeah, smell and noise are going to be my enemies. 

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As to rebar , the heavy soft iron wire that they tie up the large bundles with is handy to have. A friend grabbed some off a job site that is around 1/4" in diameter and butter soft.  Works for top tool handles and other projects. What is your schedule like? I can swing by and go over some things with you if you like sometime. You are not that far from a friend of mine , so I get that way often enough.

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I am new to smithing and look forward to the challenges.... Also I am looking for an affordable anvil as well. Are there any locations (scrap yards) that let you pick through for used steel..... 

 

Nice to meet ya'll

 

--STeve

I also live in north las vegas, off clayton and lone mountain.

 

 

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I need to get a neighbor of mine who mentioned having a mess of scrap forklift forks where he works.

Welcome. What kind of forging do you want to do? Art, utilitarian, Knives?

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3 hours ago, Slamdew said:

I also live in north las vegas

We won't remember this after leaving this post, hence the suggestion to edit your profile to add a location.

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Howdy, all.  Moved to Vegas last year and I'm just now looking to get started in the hobby.  Anyone have any idea if there is anywhere in town that sells refractory supplies?  Fire bricks or such?

Thanks for any help!

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