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Christian Towle

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About Christian Towle

  • Birthday 05/26/1989

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  1. will keep that in mind it's also gonna be a bit cheaper for me then and thats not a bad thing i had another question about tongs a see chain tongs recomended quite a bit are they called bolt tongs as well? I'm looking at builds for them and there not to many but there is a tone for bolt tongs.
  2. Steven the reason i'm going 3 burner is i plan on making fairly long blades in the future i have the option of closing some of the valvles so initally i'd just be using the one. as for placement of the tank if i do built it in a shed i might make a whole through it to pass the hose last thing i want is an explosion in my backyard. if a 20 is about 10ish hours then i'll def want a little bigger i plan on my forging seesion last until my arm gives. since i'm new i'm thinking probably a few days just for a knife. 100pounder would be fun too but i don't see it fit in a Toyota 86 very well.
  3. Thanks Doug i will keep that in mind might opt to go 1-2 40 pounders to start off with and then go from there i would like to forge weld later on but i'll start by just making things first. I appreciate all the help you will most likely hear from me in the near future
  4. Awesome thanks for all the info. if i was to build the shed i think i may leave a big enough hole so that the forge does not come near the wood kinda like a window. would having the would protrude through the shed to the outside work as well or is that even more dangerous. So like remove 2-3 board and have the end stick out a bit. As for caulking the anvil i think the person i bought it from initially had some on it i wasn't sure what the substance was, it was black and rubbery is all that i know. but i will definitely keep that in mind when i'm setup. problem at the moment is the anvil i
  5. Hello Everyone, New to the Bladesmithing thing i've been interested in it for a few years and finally have some funds and a location to setup shop. 1. First of all I was loking at either seting up shop outside under one of those cheap gazebo things (see picture not mine but for reference) just to keep sun and rain at bay. i would like your input on this as i don't know if the heat comming from the propane forge would end up melting the tarp as it is a vynil like material. If so i was looking at buildin a half open shed something like this see the image below. You will also
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