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About gmerrell

  • Birthday 10/16/1967

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    Woodland Park, Co
  1. I found someone on Craig's list that has a bunch of 3/4" O6. Has anyone tried using it for forging and making damascus? It's all ruff stuff not the drill rod most in 30 foot sections that he's selling for $2 ft. Thanks for the advise Greg
  2. you might reach out to Karl Anderson he makes some wonderful 416 and 1095 knives. http://andersenforge.com/
  3. I can not thank all of you enought, I've got what I need and then some. The help and support I've gotten from the good people on this site is unreal. I"ll be posting pic and extra thank yous as I get to hammering. Thanks again Greg
  4. I've been trying to make a couple tomahawks for my son and I and I'm having marginal success. I tried making a drift out of a 10" long by 1 1/8" diam bar and it's just too short and the angle is too steep, the top to flairing out. I was wondering if anyone out there has a mandrel/drift that they never use that they would be willing to sell at an incredible deal, I can only work a couple hours a day before the pain gets to me so I really cannot justify $35 + shipping to buy a new one. Also I’ve making them with the wrap around the mandrel method and would like to try making a hawk from
  5. Here is a pic, I do have a small squirrel cage but haven't tried it yet that, thank so much for your help.
  6. all I'm have a problem maintaining my forge temp while also keeping a reducing atmosphere. Fist I'm in Colorado at about 9500 feet so the O2 is thin. I'm also using an old Kerby vacuum as my blower with a dimmer switch to control the speed (I know red neck city) I also have a dust collector blast gate on the output to restrict the air flow going to the burner. The air that doesn't go to the burner goes through a Y to a pipe at the front of the forge to push the flame up away from the opening. My forge has about 4" of kwool on all sides, and once I get up to 2200-2300°F I can't keep the t
  7. sorry I really need the $ or I wouldn't be selling it. g-
  8. The hole is 5/8" and it isn't keywayed Greg
  9. I've got a used 12" burr king contact wheel for sale, it has one small chunk about 1/4" X 1/2" out of one side but other than that excellent shape. asking $250 for it and I'll split the shipping with you, can include pic if needed but not much to see but a contact wheel. Greg
  10. To do it right you need to spend some time learning and practicing. If you are only going to do a couple you might talk to a local gunsmith and see what he would charge you to do it. He might even let you sit in and see how he does it. g-
  11. Can you tell me a little about the two part polyurethane resin you used and how hard was it when cured? thanks Greg
  12. Can you take a couple pics of how the sliding are is attached to the square tube? I'm trying to put together one myself. thanks g
  13. How much are you looking for? I was up in Alaska last summer and bought a matched set. I still have most of it left I can make you a deal if you don't want too much. Greg
  14. All, Just wanted to let everyone know that Glen from GS blacksmith tongs http://www.gstongs.com/ is back at it. I have no stake in this, he was in Taiwan for a long time and was out of the hammering job. He sent me a note letting me know he set up shop in Taiwan so I'm just passing it along. Greg
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