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Mason Simonet

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Mason Simonet last won the day on February 14 2017

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    Burnsville NC
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    blacksmithing, woodworking, leather working, bushcraft,

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  1. Mason Simonet

    Makers marks

    Just finished making my mark, it is a monkeys foot. I don’t have my forge set up right now so I can’t test it on steel yet.
  2. I have to admit I was a bit quick on the first comment, when I said I would buy the 2x42, I did not put myself in your shoes as a beginner. I started out with a file jig. I made plenty of great knives with it, and I never ruined a single knife. When I upgraded to a 2x42 I got very frustrated with how many knives I ruined, and if I had been a beginner I may have given up on the hobby all together. listen to The others above, they gave you some great advice. Mason
  3. I would say a 1x42 is faster, but a filing jig would get better results. If I were you I would buy this sander https://www.ebay.com/p/Dayton-6Y945-Belt-Disc-Sander-1-3-HP-120V/15010154899?iid=252669438720&thm=10 it’s a 2x42 for $150. I have the same one and love it, I’m not planning on upgrading any time soon. A 2 inch belt works a lot better than 1 inch, keeps the blade steady and removes material faster.
  4. Mason Simonet

    Powerfist anvil

    Here’s a pic from the princess auto reviews.
  5. Mason Simonet

    Powerfist anvil

    Just to let you know, they have a 66 pound version of that anvil on eBay. they might not look exactly alike but if you look at the photos in the reviews for the princess auto anvil, they are in fact the same anvil https://m.ebay.com/itm/Round-Horn-75-LB-Blacksmith-Forged-Steel-Anvil-Rugged-Welding-Heat-treated/391995042242?epid=834909958&hash=item5b44b9a9c2
  6. Mason Simonet

    handle epoxy

    I use JB weld. On my first couple of knives I used the 5 minute stuff, and the handles are falling off of all of those knives. I haven’t had a problem since I switched.
  7. Mason Simonet

    My new anvil

    Yes it looks like mine is washed out. Thanks for the info!
  8. Mason Simonet

    My new anvil

    That would be great, thanks!
  9. Mason Simonet

    My new anvil

    it’s strange it looks like early Vulcans have thinner feet and a wider waist. later Vulcans have thicker feet and a narrower waist, but mine has thin feet and a narrow waist. Also I can’t find any without a Vulcan symbol
  10. Mason Simonet

    My new anvil

    Just cleaned it up today. I did find an A above the weight.
  11. Mason Simonet

    My new anvil

    Yep, it’s the worst of the best!
  12. Mason Simonet

    My new anvil

    There actually aren’t any numbers below the heel, The only castings on the entire anvil is the weight.
  13. Mason Simonet

    My new anvil

    I finally got an anvil! Its an early 100# Vulcan with absolutely no chipping got it for $275, probably a little much for a Vulcan but I knew with anvil prices skyrocketing, I could sell it tomorrow for more than I paid. there is no Vulcan symbol but I think that’s how the early ones are, right? thanks for looking!
  14. Mason Simonet

    Check this anvil out!!!

    Man that things crazy! I remember seeing that same type in a post awhile back, don’t know which one though.
  15. Mason Simonet

    Anvil on Craigslist

    Well Vern... most of us are gawdawful desperate for an anvil
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