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Justin’s Smithing progression. [PIC heavy]

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I have not but I’ll go take a look now. The drill i got is a a champion forge and blower brand. 
 

edit just watched it and that thing is incredible!!!!

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20 hours ago, Justin Topp said:

Dat from perfect. Had issues cleaning them for anno but they are done.

Nicely done Justin, I love the temper colors Ti takes.

I have no idea what you means though, I don't speak cell phone text. 

Frosty The Lucky.

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Probably anodizing.   I made my set mid 1990's?  and then found a set of Ti tongs, commercial?, at Quad-State one year for US$10.  Nice for gas forge use!

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Wasn’t paying attention. Meant to say far from perfect. Not dat. oops and anno refers to anodizing. I’m sending these off to someone else who works with a lot of titanium to make pretty haha. He wanted them so sent me some titanium and I forged it for him. Got some extra to make more flint strikers from I think 

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I bet you had fun stacking those, makes a great image. There’s a 101lbs mouse hole at a local antique mall that there asking $495 for, if I could talk them down to to $250, I may buy it. Never know, maybe I’ll end up making my own stack some day. Right now, been focused on getting the new building rolling. I haven’t done any forging in a month, maybe tomorrow.

Keep up the good work! I’ve enjoyed watching you progress, and honestly it has made me a little envious. Between work and household responsibilities, I just can’t seem to send the time at the forge the way I would like.

Enjoy,

David

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Haha it was good exorcise that’s for sure. I have a 70 lb fisher on the farm I should take back home. Would make a great addition to the stack. And the little 4.5 lbs one I forged I should stick on top. Haha. 
thank you very much!

Tried some basic things out when I got my anvil mounted. Temporary for now til I build a proper stand. I made some nails to hold it by forming a taper than clamping in the vise and bending hammering at a 45 degree angle away. To form a tab to go over the lug. Surprisingly effective. Also started a small hinge for another project. Wrought iron. Decided to try forge welding the eye for once. I like it better than the normal method I usually see of kinda hammering it into a tight loop. And a square lunch to make holes for square rivers for an upcoming project. Anvil has some dirt and stuff but no more scratches than it had to start!

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28 minutes ago, Justin Topp said:

good exorcise

You had to exorcise it!? Was it possessed or haunted?:o 

Frosty The Lucky.

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Must be possessed. It almost fell on my foot while I was standing next to it with it tipped on its end That or Autocorrect is out to get me haha. 

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They might be tag teaming you! You can never forget, mean old Mr. Gravity is out to get you down.

Frosty The Lucky.

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Your square rivers sound like something my geohydrology friends should investigate----unless they have been channelized!

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some practice with hot collars. Project I’ve got coming up needs some and I figured I should practice before doing it on the real thing!

 

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It's very nice; but I've seen stuff like that from several centuries ago done with forge welding and not collaring. 1600's not Traditional?

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By no welding I meant arc welding. Of course forge welding would also be traditional. Just wanted an excuse to try hot collaring things haha. Thanks 

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I was impressed by it; just wanted to keep the record straight---especially as people seem to go out of their way to avoid forge welding today when it was extremely common just 150+ years ago.   I blame Bessemer/Kelly!

 

Just a couple of thousand more and you will have the fence around the place done!

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I should’ve clarified myself too. I really like forge welding and I actually often try to include it in projects. Normally I would forge weld but I wanted to try something different than how I normally do it 

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