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I have not forged much this past year due to a torn rotator cuff. Been wanting to try a wrapped eye axe for a while. Used 1/2 inch by 2 inch bar, double step downs on the anvil edge forged out the eye wrapped and forge welded. Stuck a piece of 01 in the end.  Wrist is hurting so may not be able to finish for a while. Sure was pleased with the welds, I put a little vinegar on the edge to bring out the color in the picture. 

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Coal iron’s little 12 ton press would be nice. A tiny power hammer like Thomas describes can be seen on Christ centered iron works YouTube channel. He sells the plans. It uses the hardy hole and your anvil. 

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12 hours ago, Momatt said:

A tiny power hammer like Thomas describes can be seen on Christ centered iron works YouTube channel.

That little power hammer is cool, but I don't remember if I seen it working. I am kinda skeptical about what it would really be good for except as a cool conversation piece. 

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I don't know about that one; but the ones demonstrated at SOFA years ago worked better than no smithing at all.

For a real small one: PTree had one he wore on his hat that worked---they heated a sewing pin with a lighter for stock to demonstrate that it worked.

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