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Blacksmiths united

for those of us who play with the forge, anvil, and hammer; or the crucible and mould for that matter. talk of projects of techniques and all around metal working exchanges of ideas.

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forge items

Started by Toast. Last reply by Phineus T. Flubadub Jul 16, 2013. 6 Replies

coal, natural gas/ propane, or WVO? what is your preference. What types of tools forges and even auxillary item have you found that workContinue

projects?!

Started by Toast. Last reply by Lord Nicodemus Feb 18, 2011. 3 Replies

anybody have a nifty project idea but not sure how to ( or who can ) make it lets talk and see what we can come up with... Continue

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Comment by Phineus T. Flubadub on November 23, 2013 at 5:48am

I just completed a 26 foot gate of such material....fun.

Comment by Zariele Nightshade on November 22, 2013 at 7:53pm

As of late i think pattern welded steel is where the money and quality is

Comment by Lord Nicodemus on June 3, 2013 at 7:30am

Ive been out of the mix for a while but i moved a bunch of tools from one of my old storage locations last weekend.  Once the new shop is up and running i should have two coal, and at least one gas forge up and running, most of my grinders will be single use dedicated so i dont have to switch out disks and pads and such.  Still looking for a few odds and end tools to make things easier but hopefully soon i will me making the lovely pounded bits i enjoy so much.

Comment by Phineus T. Flubadub on March 23, 2013 at 12:34pm

Do any of you smiths have any experience with building a micro forge?

I am thinking about a small forge fueled by propane and oxy through check valves and valves pushing a larger rosebud. Probably would build the casement of sheet metal with a ceramic blanket liner. This to be used for barstock smaller than 1/2" square..most likely 1/8" X 1/4" stock. My larger forge makes toast out of small stock tooooo rapidly.

Thanks, Phineus T.F.

Comment by Phineus T. Flubadub on March 21, 2013 at 6:27am

Mornin all you fine people. Pleased to find you. I am a Master Blacksmith most of my life and have projects a plenty. Presently, for the past decade or so, I combine metals and large gemstones. One of a few that do this at this level. Just completed a couple of 1 to 1.2 ton pieces for a show in Tucson. Presently in process on a 3k square foot shop and gypsy wagon to live in. The buildings and site are going Steampunk. I have been told I am steampunk since ~40 years ago. Again glad to find you.

Comment by Captain Devlin MacBain on January 20, 2012 at 2:31pm

My Apologies to the Ladies in the group. It was surely not my intention to exclude you in the previous comment, of course the music is intended for everyone's enjoyment.

Comment by Captain Devlin MacBain on January 20, 2012 at 1:43pm

Hello Gentlemen, This a tune that the Welshman sent to me.

Take a listen I think you'll enjoy it.

Blacksmith's Prayer

Comment by Captain Devlin MacBain on January 20, 2012 at 7:17am

Ahhhh Welshman, This Sunday there is one final birthday soiree to be held.

But the following Sundays might be a possibility.

Comment by The Welshman on January 19, 2012 at 2:03pm

True on that.  It burns threw a lot of coal, but in our small uninsulated shop ( think 1 car garage) that little forge can raise the temps by almost 50 degrees.  Sucks having to walk back to the house in the cold however.

Forge on Sunday Capt?

Comment by Lord Nicodemus on January 19, 2012 at 8:28am

I try to forge all year round but our shop is a working historical shop and is about an hour and a half from home for me.  So i get up maybe a weekend a month if im lucky.  Ive found that most things i can get enough heat for in the winter, but Damascus or other heavy forge welded items its too hard to fight the cold.

 

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