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Justin Mercier last won the day on March 19 2017

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  1. Justin Mercier

    146lb Peter Wright for sale

    Thanks will take it into advice =) I havent been over there in more than 10 years
  2. This was my main shop anvil for 12 years. I just picked up an anvil twice the size which is going to become my main shop anvil, and i dont really need all the anvils that I've got, so I'm going to let this one go. $500 , picked up at my shop in Woonsocket RI, or I can deliver it to the Swords through the Centuries event in Wolcott CT in a few weeks as well. 1 inch hardy hole, a hair oversized so 1 inch tooling actually fits properly. Will come mounted to the stump, since the stump is too small for my new anvil I cant reuse it.
  3. Justin Mercier

    Ashokan Blade Seminar Registration is open!

    As usual, I'll be there! Not an event to miss. I'll have a big bag of disposable earplugs for people to borrow in t he bunkhouse again too =D
  4. Justin Mercier

    Seriously cool power hammer design

    Everyone I know who has one loves it. Honestly i don't know how you can say a non-self-contained air hammer is noisy... a compressor might be noisy, but the air hammer itself just has a little exhaust noise which is just a slight hiss and barely makes any noise at all.
  5. Justin Mercier

    resurrection

    Very nice axes. Nothing like using a well made axe to get a real feel for 'using' tools. Powertools have us all spoiled =P
  6. Justin Mercier

    ONline Communication

    yup completely free to use, dont have to pay unless you want to use extra icons and animated avatars and stuff
  7. Justin Mercier

    ONline Communication

    Alternately we could just set up a discord server to hang out and chat blade stuff in, rather than trying to integrate it into the forum page
  8. Justin Mercier

    Wiring a kiln

    That should be perfectly fine, because the evenheat controler has a fuse in it. (or at least mine does!) The trick is to have fuses in line with whatever circuit that will burn out before the wires catch fire, this can be a 'starter' with a fuse for a motor, just a twist in fuse for a kiln, or a breaker that's the right size. I've got my evenheat running off a 50 amp welder outlet as well =) EDIT: Ack, sorry for the necro-post, for some reason this one thread showed up as 'new' to me and i thought it was recent!
  9. Justin Mercier

    My new hammer

    Nice little hammer, that A frame must give it a lot of stiffness though
  10. Justin Mercier

    Big shop cleanout, tools for sale

    Anvil and Grinder are sold pending payment.
  11. Justin Mercier

    Big shop cleanout, tools for sale

    Total weight on the flypress was around 450ish lbs, but It just sold locally this morning to someone who had emailed me. A smaller fly press like that (around 50 to 60lb arm weight) can do a LOT of work, particluarly veining, cold chiseling lines for decorative work, hot stamping, bending, etc. But with my hyrdaulic forging press and multiple power hammers, it just didnt get any use anymore.
  12. Justin Mercier

    Big shop cleanout, tools for sale

    I tend to accumulate tools when the opportunity presents itself, but I've decided to be realistic about the tools i ACTUALLY use vs the ones that are just really nice to have. I do this stuff as a hobby, so i don't really need 3 belt grinders, 2 power hammers, 5 anvils, etc etc. It's hard to part with tools, but with my limited shop space, it only makes sense to down-size (or 'right-size' as i'm calling it) to the tools i'm actually using. For the most part I'm trying to give very reasonable prices on good tools to see them go to places where they'll get some use and to get more people involved in this sickness... er.. hobby... that we call bladesmithing =)
  13. All items are located in Woonsocket Rhode Island, and most of them CAN be delivered within about a 3 hour radius, or to area blacksmith events. SOLD - Took a while to decide to part with this, but... I don't use it, and it accumulates tools on top of it instead of being used. I've got plenty of other anvils that do get used, so much as it pains me, I'm going to sell my minty fresh 450lb Fisher Sawyer's anvil, 1902 dated, 12x16 face, so smooth and flat that you can see your reflection in it. This thing is immaculate, not a hammer mark on it. It's located in Woonsocket Rhode Island, and due to no longer having a pickup truck, I cant deliver it. I can load it with my engine hoist though, and whoever gets it can also get the large oak stump that's appropriately large to hold an anvil this size. http://www.tharkis.com/images/temp/forsale/450fisher2.jpg http://www.tharkis.com/images/temp/forsale/450fisher3.jpg SOLD - Hammond UBG132 grinder, refurbished with dual speed motor , new drive pulley, new tension screw. Runs great, has a 2x14 contact wheel. Motor is 3ph 2hp 3600/1800 rpm, controlled by drum switch. It will run off a VFD but I've got a rotary phase converter in my shop. I'll include a few cases of 2x132 belts in 80 and 220 grit (~100 of each belt or so). Weighs around 250 to 300lbs SOLD - brand new coal forge, which is take down and collapsible for easy transport... I built it for demonstrating, and then have only demonstrated using propane since I built it, and I'm unable to use coal at my own shop because of neighbors and finicky sensitive fire alarm systems. This is the New England Blacksmith's forge design, as will be seen at the 2018 and 2020 ABANA conferences for use in the teaching areas. We built a ton of these for use by the NEB and they're fantastic, so good that the Atlantic Blacksmiths went and bought fire pots and cad drawings to build their own. The NEB fire pot is awesome, built like a tank extra heavy casting, and the side draft hood works amazingly well for such a compact design. You could buy the fire pot for 215, the fabricated air tyure for 75 and the do it yourself weld together kit for the forge for 350... or you could buy it all assembled from me for $600 and save both time and money and get a fantastic tool to use for decades to come. SOLD - Selling my fly press. Located in Woonsocket RI, with some capability of transporting elsewhere in a 3ish hour radius. EA-Adams #2-A fly press with custom machined base plate with tapped half inch hold down holes, includes a too holder adapter for smaller tooling, and a nice bending tool for using into a V block or tooling. The paint has seen better days, but the press is functionally in fantastic shape.. Vacuum pump table for casting, investment, stabilizing, etc. This table was built by Jim Kelso, and I got it from him when I bought his casting equipment. I have a gesswin casting machine however which also has it's own vacuum table and vacuum casting chamber, and I don't need two. This one I'm selling is arguably the better of the two however, but I like the compactness of the other I'm keeping. This is a professional oil-less GAST 4VSF vacuum pump and 12 inch bell housing. The pump alone is a $1000 pump new. Here's the data sheet for the pump https://gastmfg.com/prod…/compressors-and-pumps/pistons/4vsf and some photos of the table and bell housing. It pulls 26lbs after only 10 seconds, and will climb up to the 28 point if you give it time, so it works fantastic. Asking $250 http://www.tharkis.com/images/temp/forsale/vacpump2.JPG http://www.tharkis.com/images/temp/forsale/vacpump3.JPG http://www.tharkis.com/images/temp/forsale/vacpump4.JPG
  14. Justin Mercier

    Type Z Viking Sword

    awesome job Matt !
  15. Justin Mercier

    Forge in at bushfire Forge May 2018....

    man, i'm sad i couldn't make it =( Looking forward to more people sharing their photos !
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