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jonathon g cooper

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About jonathon g cooper

  • Birthday 05/25/1985

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  1. try checking out my set up it might answer some questions http://www.bladesmithsforum.com/index.php?showtopic=30749&hl= i hope this helps happy forging
  2. tim thanks for the inspiration i have been working at it and i will show when i have something thats finished its finding the time to forge thats been the hard part but just got some new tools and time to dust her off and get back too it
  3. hi i am still learning as well i built mine and have it posted on here it was very easy to make and i did it on a budget so check out my post here http://www.bladesmithsforum.com/index.php?showtopic=30749&hl= and that might help out a bit
  4. hi i am still learning as well and you should look for a copy of the complete bladesmith its an older book but it will help you with just about every step to getting started here is a link to where you can find some books i think its there as well but it will help a ton and it starts with building your forge and then step by step takes you thru the different ways to draw out the blade and what steel works best for what kind of blade and how to harden it at the end as well as some fine tuning stuff the sheathe making and handle design i hope this helps if you have any questions just reply and i will help with what i can hope all goes well thanks https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwif7_uu0q3LAhVJMSYKHQs-BuIQFggzMAQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bladesmithsforum.com%2Findex.php%3Fshowtopic%3D8341&usg=AFQjCNHDMHku5W8nnGSS3zTIKdmCneQAtg&sig2=K2ZKzZDqk2oQ0oWVOL-JPQ&bvm=bv.116274245,d.cWw https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=7&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwif7_uu0q3LAhVJMSYKHQs-BuIQFghAMAY&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bladeforums.com%2Fforums%2Fshowthread.php%2F969508-A-bunch-of-public-domain-blacksmith-books-on-PDF&usg=AFQjCNEztW4mbnPzk7Rw4RxgbqMV5dH-6w&sig2=nWi-1aIw5GDsqqtrYRSUHQ&bvm=bv.116274245,d.cWw
  5. funny thing about that blower is i got it for a steal at 80 bucks from a guy that cant forge anymore and i would never let it go now at a 400 dollar price tag nope keeping it but thanks i just got really lucky with finding it
  6. I am in anaheim looking for more people close by Mike if you would not mind I would enjoy and another local person to talk to
  7. Hi check out my side blast forge and see if that helps the design might help with what you your trying to do it only cost me around 140 to put it together and the pipe is the most expensive other then a blower let know know what you think happy forging
  8. I have not tried to hit welding temps yet but have a friend with the same set up that has and it works well as for the the blower I have an end cap on the left for that reason while i use a wire brush thats 3 foot long and I will end up cutting some of the sides off just not yet it's still needs things and my anvil stand is only till I get the one I want it's just price is high
  9. Hi I am looking for some rail spikes to work but I live in southern California so I Don't know where to look or buy them can anyone help???
  10. Thanks and yeah its so I can go out to the river and work in quite
  11. I have to say you guys are inspiring I only just started but have dreamt of forging Zenda swords I was going to try the big gorons sword but I need to practice first
  12. It's gorgeous I love Kunai they are one of the knives I want to get good at making for balance of a good throwing knife great job any tips on making them??
  13. Well I talked to a bunch of people here and now I finally finished my forge. I made a tim lively style just different it's out of an old gas bbq. I took all the gas parts out. Cleaned out the bbq with a torch and scraper then with oven cleaner raised it out let it dry next I cut out the holes for the tyeure and then made the Adobe for my refractory I used half and half (50 lbs Lincoln fire clay+ 50 lbs of sand +6 cups of fine Seefted wood ash. It took about a month to dry completely but I got rain 2 days into drying so it maybe shorter for anyone else. I used 2 in black pipe for the tyeure 1/4 in holes in the tyeure for the air I have 22 holes but it's almost 2 foot long. I used a 3/4 in rebar to support my blower if you have any questions ask away. I am waiting for the rain to stop then making tongs. I also made a piece of rail into an anvil I will post those pics too
  14. Finally got the Adobe to cure the rain made things take forever

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