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  1. Gerald Boggs

    Anvil weight question.

    Video please.
  2. https://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-Pacific/2018/1004/Slice-of-life-A-reporter-s-search-for-knives-in-Beijing
  3. Gerald Boggs

    Just completed another puukko.

  4. Gerald Boggs

    How can I find out where a local Blacksmiths guild is?

    Not always going to find the local groups listed with ABANA, no small number are not affiliates and yet are quite active. Like MichualP, I did a quick search and found on the first page of listings, several Boise smiths (two of which do classes) and two guilds that cover Idaho.
  5. Gerald Boggs

    Where can I get 1/4-1/2 square stock?

    Try a shop that does architectural work, 1/2 square is a common size and when I worked in one, we had a lot of drops. $20 and you could fill up a bucket.
  6. Gerald Boggs

    Tips on forging FOOD grade items

    It's is a thing, but any bottle of 100% pure mineral oil is safe to eat. And if maybe your time on the toilet is taking too long, a swig will help things along :-) Just make sure to read the label and know that it's 100% pure.
  7. Gerald Boggs

    symetrical axe wrap

    While some of it can be pretty crappy, not all A36 is garbage nor hard to weld. I learned to weld using A36 and all the pieces in the axe article were A36.
  8. Gerald Boggs

    Packhorse trip in Wyoming

    Nope, those were our horses let out to graze, with all stuff to do around camp and the need for the horses to graze, we only rode about five hours a day. There were 13 of us and 20 horses, 13 with riders and 7 packhorses. For those interested in such things, we used Sawbucks with canvas panniers Not offended, but if you're going to take novice riders into the wilderness, helmets might be an idea to consider. Speaking of wilderness, it was the Teton Wilderness inside the Bridger-Teton National Forest, Yellowstone is the northern border. According to the instructors, not as rugged as the Bridger Wilderness, but better grass for the horses.
  9. Gerald Boggs

    Packhorse trip in Wyoming

    I didn't, but others did, they even caught a few fish:-) One of my fellow travelers just sent me this photo. We're getting ready to cross the stream. The horse Fargo is saying "You want me to do WHAT!"
  10. Gerald Boggs

    symetrical axe wrap

    You just missed him in Adirondack Folk School, upper NY. It was a basics class, unless he's changed it, it would have been tool making for the Wizard bottle opener, forge welding and making of a rose with leaves. Not sure when next he'll be at Touchstone, but he'll be at Adirondack next year around late August, early Sept. I'm tentatively scheduled to teach the week after.
  11. Gerald Boggs

    Packhorse trip in Wyoming

    Just returned from a two week NOLS packhorsing course in the mountains of Wyoming. Four days training up and ten days riding.
  12. Gerald Boggs

    symetrical axe wrap

    Thanks, but a lot of credit should go to Mark.
  13. Gerald Boggs

    symetrical axe wrap

    If you're interested in a short tutorial, here's one I and Mark Aspery did a few years ago: http://www.geraldboggs.com/Axe_article.pdf
  14. Gerald Boggs

    Merits of mild steel San Mai?

    If you're referring to a laminated blade, I don't see why there would be any problem. It's been a pretty common way of forging blades for centuries. It's how I've made most of my blades and it's the technique taught at Gränsfors Bruk forging school and still used by many Scandinavian bladesmiths Or is there something to San Mai that makes it different?
  15. Gerald Boggs

    Thought fer the day, / add yours if you like

    Friedrich Nietzsche: Verily, I have often laughed at the weaklings, who think themselves good because they have crippled claws