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Jeremy Blohm

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  1. I have some Seymour hammer handles being shipped to me right now. I guess I didnt realize that. I plan to make an axe like this one and use the same welding methods.
  2. The way the body is inset into the bit Vs. the bit into the body. Look near the poll for any markings. This is my favorite handle maker. https://lamacaaxes.com/products/owens-axe-and-handle-replacement-handles
  3. I'm pretty sure that's a Jersey pattern Emerson & Steven's Co. Axe. Here is a video on how they were made.
  4. On my 60 lb hammer I built I originally had a hollow anvil and a 3/4 hp motor and was seriously disappointed. I then rebuilt it with a 500 lb anvil and a 1.5 hp motor, the difference was tenfold.
  5. The bell reducer on the end should be a step up not down in size. Also the bell reducer is not needed once it gets in the forge. The reducer on the end is disrupting the venturi effect is my guess. Can we get some more detailed pictures of the whole set up?
  6. Okay it was a big acid mess but no not in the kitchen....
  7. I cut and stacked the billet and forge welded it one more time to refine it a bit. Ended with a delam on one end but there is 14 inches of useable material. I didnt have any flux so I sprayed a little PB Blaster on it and kept it high in the fire. I'm etching one end to see what the pattern looks like. I had a little acid accident so I'm low on my etchant.
  8. Try something like this. W1 is excellent knife steel. https://www.metalsdepot.com/tool-steel-products/w1-drill-rod?gclid=CjwKCAjwwYP2BRBGEiwAkoBpAv7QErJqxb9xW3CywyZaWUhSNkl3z-40TNWqPvlpOUS3cppMBHnbXxoCEbwQAvD_BwE
  9. That is absolutely alright!!! Tonight after dinner with the in-laws I will fire up the forge and cut and stack this piece one more time to refine it a little more and I will forge it out into a bar but I will send you more like 12-16 inches worth of material so you have plenty to play with.
  10. What width, thickness and lengths would you like?
  11. No a vice wont give enough pressure and will actually rob the heat from the billet being welded. A hand hammer would be better than an vice. This is how hot wrought iron needs to be worked. This is a bar that I will either make an axe with or refine some more for you if you want it Conner!
  12. It's ok if you have a few sparklers with wrought iron. It likes the really high heat. Watch some of Joey Vandersteeg's videos on YouTube refining some iron bloom and he works a lot with wrought iron. He also has excellent cameras and you can really see what's going on.
  13. If you can get the entire parameter of the billet welded stainless should forge weld just fine to W2. Then grind off all the edges where the weld is. I can work some of this wagon tire down a bit to refine it so it's a little easier to work. I would though suggest working it in your coal forge. I personally like working wrought iron with charcoal.
  14. Using en45 you will get higher hardness in water than oil. Honestly I think you will almost always get a higher hardness using water over oil.
  15. Forging a hammer today and I got hit twice with 220 V 3 phase from my power hammer. Talk about a shocker!!! Tomorrow I'm going through all the wiring....I'm assuming it's a ground somewhere. Both times I was holding the workpiece on the die and dipped my tooling in the slack bucket and it went through one arm and out the other.
  16. I have one at the door of the shop and one under the sink in the kitchen of the house. I need to get one that's good at putting out oil fires though. I havent had to deal with a major oil fire yet but maybe that's something I will order or look for in a store. The only ones I have are CO2 I belive? I need to get more to have strategically placed around the shop and house!!!
  17. After several days of messaging back and forth with PayPal I was able to restore my account!!!
  18. Beautiful blade and the handle wood is extraordinarily beautiful!!! I'm glad you back Daniel. Your Japanese style power hammer was the inspiration I needed to build my hammer.
  19. I tried and due to coronavirus they have limited staff and there is nobody answering phones, every time I call I get a message saying the customer service help line is currently closed.
  20. I'm back at it. I'm skimming all the top stuff.
  21. I ran the metal detector over it in a plastic bag . I borrowed a metal detector from a friend. My brother found an old wrought spike with it a few days ago!!!
  22. I'm pretty sure it's gold. It sets off a metal detector as precious metals.
  23. So I deposited $2000 in my paypal account and now they locked it due to suspicious activity!!! Now there saying I might not get my money for 180 days!!! What the hell do I do? I have to pay for these anvils and now my money is locked up.
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