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Jeremy Blohm

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  1. Jeremy Blohm

    Making a dogs head hammer.

    This started life as a Ford 9 inch rear end axle. 5 inches long and 1.5 inches tapered down to 1.25 inches. Well I thought my propane would have lasted a little longer but tomorrow in busting out the coal forge and the charcoal.....maybe I can get it done.
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    Wrought san mai

    So i have a new addiction. I did my first multi layer bar with wrought iron and an old file. This time i decided to try san mai. Well after grinding the teeth off of the file it was fairly thin. After straightening the wrought and drawing it down a little bit it was still quite a bit thicker than the file. I was already running low on propane so i didnt want to risk running out in the middle of a welding session i just went with it and figured i wouldnt forge the bevels all the way and just do a little more grinding. Well i think it was ok going this route because of the way the wrought was moving faster than the steel. This is only my second time taking a hammer to wrought so im not real familiar with it. What thickness steel and wrought do you guys who make wrought san mai start with?
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    Wrought san mai

    Awesome all this is great info. Thank you guys. I'm going to ponder over throwing it in the forge and forging the bevels in. When I started this I was scared the two materials moved so much differently I was kinda scared to go any further.....we shall see what I decide on tomorrow.
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    Making a dogs head hammer.

    I have another axle I found at the scrap yard that I'm going to start making another hammer with but it is a lot bigger in diameter. I am going to refine the shape a lot more and draw out the "cheeks" of the eye more.
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    Making a dogs head hammer.

    That makes perfect sense....there is many ways to skin this cat. Well I finaly was able to get pictures uploaded and it all edited as a WIP
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    Making a dogs head hammer.

    I'm goimg to edit this with more pictures of forging this so check back in an hour or so and I'm going to turn this into a WIP sort of even though it's already done.
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    Wrought san mai

    I totally agree that Joshua's dagger looks awesome. With the wrought san mai should I quench now while its thick and grind from there?
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    Wrought san mai

    Yeah its going to be a dagger. I have scribed a line down the center and have HC at the edge all the way down both sides. I might thin it down some because it is still quite thick. I might do a shallow fuller also.
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    Making a dogs head hammer.

    I'm going to have to get his books. I've heard a lot of references to them and I need to be able to go to them and see it.
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    Making a dogs head hammer.

    Thanks!!! I will let you guys know how it works. I want to make one now with the eye slanted. Would you have to have a slight slant on the eye punch to get it to slit at an angle? I'm not sure on the weight yet. My little digital scale wont go up high enough. I have a friend that has a triple beam scale I'm going to get a weight with it.
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    Making a dogs head hammer.

    I have some more pictures of forging this if anyone is interested in seeing them.
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    Making a dogs head hammer.

    That's about all a this man can do in a day. Time for some soup and sit back in the recliner.
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    Making a dogs head hammer.

    The eye ended up dead straight.
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    Making a dogs head hammer.

    Here is the tooling I used.rough forged drift.drive the hammer eye punch in as far as you can while cooling it often.once the material starts bouncing back up when the tool is struck flip it over and find the cool spot and start to drive the slug out. heat it back up and drive the slug out and begin drifting.
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    Making a dogs head hammer.

    Well charcoal briquettes work as a punch release!!!
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    Making a dogs head hammer.

    Charcoal dust probably doesn't work like coal dust as a punch release does it?
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    What did you do in your shop today?

    I set myself up for that one.
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    What did you do in your shop today?

    Trying to get this ice out before it thaws and I'm battling water.I need to figure out why the drain isnt working properly.
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    4x60 belt grinder build.

    Time to start another project. I'm probably going to turn it into a surface grinder after I gather up some more things. As for a VFD I'm thinking of putting a 5 hp 3 phase motor on it and using a VFD on it. The reason for the 5 HP is because running a 3 phase motor on a VFD you only get 2/3 the rated HP just like running a static phase converter.
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    File Guides

    They need to be really hard so the file skates off of them otherwise they will wear out unless all of your files have a safe edge.
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    Making a dogs head hammer.

    So it is really windy here today so I'm not sure I will fire up the charcoal forge. Maybe I will see how much money I have and get my 100 lb tank filled today.
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    Forging a leg vise!!!

    Part three('ish):
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    Forging a leg vise!!!

    Part one Part two
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    EDITa micarta wip and questions

    https://usaknifemaker.com/disc-beveled-9-aluminum-t-6061-5-8-bore-for-disc-grinders-beve.html
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    EDITa micarta wip and questions

    Disc sander would be your best bet.
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