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Jeremy Blohm

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  1. I forgot to mention that this is a double hood so i will be able to have 2 forges under it. I will use the forge I have now and I have everything to build another bigger forge.
  2. So I've been on the hunt for a suitable hood to get my forge inside before winter. This I what I came up with. It was a big hopper system of some sort. I got it inside and hung up today.
  3. I've been following this series on YouTube. I havent seen the final installment yet. I'm going to sit down and watch it now.
  4. I'm in a location that has/had big industries and lots of fab shops and machine shops that sell off a lot of equipment at auctions. Most of what I have came from an auction. I have eyed many of band saws but always seem to find something I need more or finances are tight. Eventually the right deal will fall in my lap or I will get a portaband.
  5. I made a second one. My hand for size reference. This one was made using Kinetic sand for my mold. The first one was made using a clay mold that still had some moisture in it which caused all kinds of defects. If I was to take my time and actually tried making a mold with real green sand I could see it working out nicely. The second picture is just a copper billet I cast and while still hot I took it to the power hammer. Tomorrow I will get pictures of some of the molds I have.
  6. I have a monster of an anvil (like 3800lbs) if you wanna go for a monster of a hammer?
  7. Here is a whole load of tongs that I've made over the last 2 to 3 weeks some box jaw tongs. axe making tongs. power hammer/pickup tongs. Some V bit's a set of tongs to hold axe and hammer drifts. the whole collection.
  8. Two more tongs to help with axe making. The left ones are to hold the drift and the right ones are to manipulate the billet under the power hammer.
  9. First time ever casting anything. Ruined 2 crucibles and It all looks like crap but it was a lot of fun.
  10. I have a hard time seeing and an even harder time believing. This is probably why my scrap bin is so full. I have a hard time seeing the potential and an even harder time believing it.
  11. Thank you. I'm going to trim the long jaw and the reigns to make them even.
  12. Forged these axe eye tongs this morning. I always seem to make my tongs too heavy.
  13. Forged another axe. I know I need to start finishing them but it's so much fun making them. This one was a fun one until the weld popped open in the quench.
  14. Collared axe forged from big brush hog blade for the body and railway rail for the bit and poll.
  15. Just out of curiosity....how does the burner work? Is it a forced air setup?
  16. Boric acid really eats away the steel when used as a flux.
  17. This is where the first axe is at. I have some grinding and some more forging to do. As of now it weighs 44 ounces
  18. Forged another axe this morning. Forged out of ⅜x2x3 inch angle iron with a railroad track bit welded in. Weight is 18.5 ounces. I think the weld popped at the eye though.
  19. The press that I'm in the process of getting going is a monster. I'm honestly not sure what pump it has on it. The GPM is the gallons per minute. You want something higher than the 2.3 GPM these pumps are producing. I would look for something in the 10-15 GPM range. 2 stage pumps are ok but I have seen some 2 stage pumps have a pause before the second stage kicks in. An example of this can be seen on charming hollow forge you tube channel. He converted a log splitter into a press and there is a very noticeable pause between stages. If I was to build a press I would pay the extra money for a hi
  20. All the ones I looked up seem to have really low GPM which would result in a slow press. When building a press you want speed.
  21. here it's in the forge with the bit in place. and its welded!!!
  22. Jeremy Blohm

    Axe WIP

    Starting stock was 1 ¼ round mild steel. Upset it and worked into the desired dimensions. I didnt measure it just eyeballed it and called it good. punched the eye with my new axe eye punch. Split the edge in preperation of welding in a high carbon bit. I used a forklift fork that was originally a really big leaf spring for the bit. I forged the section I split down to create a scarf to help blend the weld into the bit. now I have to grind everything clean and prep for welding in the bit.
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