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Troels Saabye

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  1. I hope so BillyO, hopefully i can get the shop setup fast... but sadly it is more likely 2 years :'( got a heck of a job at hand with renovating/redecorating the house when te current tenants move -.- I hate being dependent, but this time no more ! moving to a location where i can roam freely only limited by myself..
  2. well.. I just packed up my shop.... Going to be in storage for the time till i can move..
  3. Exactly - the raised letters was what got me on to casting :b man I got to get a shop weight for sumo sizes, just to weigh the thing xD just one more reason to install an overhead travelling crane with integrated weight
  4. Yeah I just want to find out if the area around the number contain more info I found no more markings on her, nothing besides the number and letters RV976.6 -the V could have been a Y but the numbers i am sure of :b or as sure as running a pencil over paper to trace it can be.. I would imagine he(the old smith) got it from the warft(Helsingoer) as a gift or a bargain idk. but his(mine now) fan was made in 1920 which is quite nice imo as it still is going strong after an electrician put new wires in it(all connectors were fine) As i start looking at it: Much of the horn,and other places you normally would not strike (side of the anvil..) has hammer marks from something big :b but I think it has a cast part to it,
  5. That would make good sense, the numbers are on the opposit site of the wooden chair on the pictures Thank you Alan about cleaning it in order to find a makers mark easier, is there any less than others destructive way to clean the anvil ? They previous owner had her sitting in the rain for 25+ years, I know they don't take much damage other than rust - but I would however like to atleast secure her from future rusting
  6. Okay thank you Geoff, well that is just it - the blacksmith i got it from is dead, I know he used to work at Helsingør(northern Sealand,Denmark) when they had heavy industry for ships and trains i believe ?- and when he had it, even when he started it was old and that's got to be the early 1920's, Don't quite want to ask the son - seems he and the old smith had a falling out. Any particular places makes liked to slap their mark on anvils ? I can feel something raised on the side, probly need a lot of restoration to find the writting though... I was thinking of using a pressure washer see if it can remove a surface layer of grime/gunk to reveal more writting perhapse ?
  7. That would make some sense Geoff , the 976, part of a serial number perhapse ?
  8. Okay, so I have yet to weigh my anvil xD I simply cannot find a way to do it, so I tried investigating.. after a few tries with a pencil and a piece of paper this is whay i found : RV976.6 and some more indistinguishable on the opposit side of the anvil. It is heavy as a... but it is only 119 cm in total length 37 cm tall and 16 cm wide face, so I can't see that fitting with 976.6 lbs ? That ought to be a bit bigger right ?
  9. Fail or not - a beautiful piece of steel practice makes perfect ! Those small areas surely can be learned to avoid in the future keep up the good work !
  10. No question about that they are robbing me blind - I will probly end up bitting the bullet and buy it (I want to forge stuff not build the tools only ) But yeah nearly 4K euro is a tough one to swallow, but I might be able to get away with a small hammer in a well insulated area... Is there any kind of press I could use instead of a power hammmer/ less banging and booming for the neighbours (even though a little giant 25 lbs prober mounted would make little noise I'd imagine ? Regarding poisonous gasses (SOx,NOx,COx) what other sensors could be a good plan to have in a shop for detecting hazardous gasses ? 2500 kg oh my - well after seeing a lot of videos, I believe the press can work, but too found a spring hammer to 1000 euro ^^ weight is 790 lbs total got to build a lot of tools for it, but I believe It can work, or this one: I cant find any motor on the last one, but I am thinking about buying something like it, anyway just a small hammer if I can make it possible (need to find out what I can get done around the place, but even just with a fly press and some draw out dies I could move a ton of more metal than I was in my best days :b)
  11. Exactly Alex I have been looking at a smoke extractor for my coal forge, with a smoke cleaner (dont know how they do it, but they claim the cyclon system is good for cleaning forge air . Well actually i was planing on forging with a press to minimize noise (welding and drawing out billets of damascus) Maybe I will end up with a second hand power hammer, but I am planing on building the shop in a way so i can use a power hammer) I still mainly forge blades on my anvil, but is the press better or the power hammer for drawing out thick stock ? this is what i have planned on using https://www.angele-shop.com/shop/en/cyclone-smoke-cleaner-type-z-302
  12. Alan - yeah that would be possible but would it be quiet enough for neighbours to no hear it ? I am planing on a decoupled wall construction for maximum sound proofing,aswell (got a big ol' book "book of sound" has a lot of good ideas for constructions, I am thinking : build two walls with a 4-6 inch gap(air in this one - when the sound comes in through one wall and then a hollow -> onto the next wall is said to work well for rock concerts...) Yes ! Those could do the lighter jobs thank you ! i found https://www.blacksmithparadise.com/ so a 1m3 concrete cube as a free foundation ?
  13. DragonCutlery I plan on using the press for most of my forging as it is silent, and then once the brute is done - I will hand hammer it (most of my stock is thick so i forge it down, and I just can't get the folks to believe a hammer i quiet enoug or able to be silenced) mainly for noise and neighbours- I'd love to smack a 25 lbs little giant in there or what ever size my electric gritt will allow - but I just cant see a way to kill the noise it makes and the press is fairly quiet. What could noise control a hammer ? I get they are not the best for my purpose, but is there a way to make the hammer quiet enough ?
  14. Hi Simon - Yep it sure is , well one kilogram is the max hammer i can move for long enough to forge anything, and comfortably hold, anything more and I get tired quick. Just talked with my grannys husband, he can indeed help me build the shop like a miniature version of the shipyards smithy he was trained in as a youth or any other part of heavy industry.. And my parents have given me permission to build a shop to my specifications to keep me with a place I can go to and do whatever hobby i got, also planning on making a small woodworking shop. The wheelchair is not at the moment a thing, but I just had a recent couple of scares over my ability to walk so I want to make sure I don't make a shop I cannot use. So I want it to have as easy acces as possible, I could end up needing one if it deteriorates any further. So basically I want to make a miniature version of heavy industry and a working kind too (like a travers crane the entire shop floor size as to be able to move all my equipment inside, I could get a 3 ton crane but I will see what Jens (grannys hubby) will advice, since he is a marine engineer who worked for Maersk his whole life - with installing heavy equipment and stuff, he has been around man some of his stories are out of this world with massive thousands of tonnes of lifs and such. This kind of crane is what Jens and I have worked out could be of great service to a shop, If i could build one sturdy enough (read have others build it, I don't have the know how to weld these load bearing welds, but Jens do) simply a very expensive helping hand I cannot rely on having folks to function as striker nor as lifters, so I will need to find steel to do the job of flesh
  15. Okay, I am in the situation that within a year or 2 i need to move - and there I will have an option to build a workshop - but as my body has taken a hammering, I now need to find ways to: Lift and hold heavier objects(anything about 1 kg makes difficulties) Right now my plan is using a travers crane the entire shop length(with another beam to move all XYZ axis' in order to achive maximum control and ability with the heaviest as possible objects - i maybe ill but i still like swinging around chunks of hot metal ), in a manner as to make it possible moving ANY piece of equipment/tool around without the use of much muscle just a push a button- i'm thinking an electric whinch or some leverage way to minimize the need for brute force. As for holding the stuff - as long as they are on good tongs and I have a tool rest I can forge just fine- or maybe jerry rig some kind of clamping contraption, but I cannot rely on my forarm strength alone anymore. But what would you guys think should be incorporated in a shop made for people of less than they used to strength and disabilities ?I dont plan on it, but I need to plan space for a wheelchair even. I got a fly press for soon ^^ my grannys new husband got one he doesn't use anymore and i can have it after he has repaired it so I got to find a way to use it for blacksmithing, saw a few vids with forging done with a fly press think it is doable
  16. Jerrod - Yes, I have written to them and asked what their requirements for a model would be, should have the answer in the next week. thank you for the information about how the model for mold making is done quite useful.
  17. I can finally entertain my 1 ton anvil idea again since i am moving in the next year or so, I will be having space for a blacksmith shop of good size ^^ and just the right size for a 1000 kg bragging anvil(and working ofc.) to be turned to a model, the foundry can make the cast for 5000€ so the big hunt is on: Where to find a craftsman able to make a relative sturdy and portable model for casting a 1000 kg anvil having waiting a few years has been great for other businesses to show up (or me refining my searching criteria :P) it will probly be a relatively large woodworking job or something, I am thinking a carpenter or?
  18. That is why we help the neighbour what a sweet gesture.
  19. I SAWED THIS BOAT IN HALF.. nah :b don't have the power to that anymore, but i did manage to get my shop nice and shiny after a couple of cleaning sessions xD NEVER let dust,grime and debri accumulate in your shop, because it ends up being time capsules xD we had old papers from 1999 or 1998 etc. floating around -> no more of that, so now i got a tidy work space ^^
  20. Thank you Ron Benson - yeah i have been circling them but i haven't been able untill now finding a credible source, I'll check them out, since it isn't small bucks i would be throwing their way xD
  21. super thanks SteveShimanek Al Massey thanks idk why my text decided to change to this.. sorry :b but thanks you guys , could be awesome if i could get the stones to make my blades for kitchen knives , now i just need to find the funds to buy myself poor in cash but rich in stones !
  22. It has been a while since i have been active in here ;), had a lot on my plate, had to almost completely give up making charcoal this summer made a single batch with my new retort :b just got to glue the insulation to it and find a shell to protect it from rain and water :P. But My body has completely broken down.. i have constant pains and aches and cannot work at the forge because i am too heavily medicated (opioids and cannabis is the only thing keeping me sane a long side muscle relaxers...) So i have moved to stock removal by hand, i cannot trust myself around power tools and fire anymore.. at the ripe old age of 28 my body is as far gone as a person in their mid 70s -.-.. Now the main thing : I have started to live a life with a lot of seafood in the form of sushi i make myself with safe fish(mainly tuna and salmon but planning on maqurel soon if i can find some safe stock), and now i find myself in need of some other type of sharpening aids, i have a set of synthetic stones 500 grit 3000,6000 and 5000/8000 and a natural very hard mystery stone i think is way past 8k since the finish take forever to develop but is mirror like. But now i just ordered a yanagiba 270mm and a 180 mm deba for cutting fish ^^ but i kind of want to switch to a more "traditional" way and i like the way the few japanese stones i worked on was. But where do you buy a good set or single japanese natural stones for sharpening kitchen knives ? softness around level 2 to 3 not as hard as my stone for honing razors. I know they are costly and that is why i do not want to buy a fake one I know there are perfectly good synthetic stones on the market, but i am not interested - just dont like the look of them to be honest :b
  23. salvaged 4 square metres of 304 stainless 2 mm thick ^^ now I just need to order that blasted TIG welder xD but got materials now.
  24. Nice haul Garry i'm still waiting patiently for the other farms to start breaking bearings like they always do come harvest season alredy got a sack full of harrow-teeth 10 mm round stock in a coil (straigthened out its about 2½ meters of it ^^
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