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Ben Hoover

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  1. Ben Hoover

    Tried my second one...

    Don't have one yet. This is a process on a shoestring, but I am getting there.
  2. Ben Hoover

    Tried my second one...

    Jeremy, I didn't really think I made a big difference just between one and two, but when I sat them side by side and took a picture, then looked at it a few days later, I realized that they was a difference. Any pointers for a newb?
  3. Ben Hoover

    Tried my second one...

    Got it. I'll pick up a couple bricks this weekend and give it a go. I appreciate the guidance. I want to once again, thank you Alan and Jeremy, for your help in this issue.
  4. Ben Hoover

    Tried my second one...

    Thank you. I forge outside so carbon monoxide isn't a concern, but you destined my situation and forge spot on. So I need a blue flame?
  5. Ben Hoover

    Tried my second one...

    Will do. Thank you.
  6. Ben Hoover

    Tried my second one...

    I have a devil forge single burner gas forge.
  7. Ben Hoover

    Tried my second one...

    Scale is kicking my tail. Gotta find out how to fix that.
  8. Ben Hoover

    Tried my second one...

    Thanks Jeremy. I will continue to do so.
  9. Ben Hoover

    Tried my second one...

    So, I tried my second church key bottle opener and 1st attempt at a skull. Not nearly as bad as the first, but man do I see major problems. (It does, however, open bottles.) Any guidance or advice from the sage council? I started with half inch square mystery steel from Tractor Supply.
  10. Ben Hoover

    Anvil Stands

    Wow. Your stand is just slap full of blacksmith glitter!
  11. Ben Hoover

    Anvil weight question.

    Wound up resorting to a hacksaw. Am currently hand filing to get it to the finish. Whoever welded this was very good at their job. Here is what it currently looks like. Spending sweat equity but I'll have an anvil when done! And yes, I'm videoing it.
  12. Ben Hoover

    Anvil weight question.

    Well, whoever welded that on there was fuller of something!
  13. Ben Hoover

    Anvil weight question.

    I am hoping to have that metal turd off the anvil before I beat on the anvil. But that bar has to go.
  14. Ben Hoover

    Anvil weight question.

    Thanks Alan. You're always a wealth of info. I'll try getting a grinder, but I have enough face to work on if delayed getting one. I am excited to get to use it.
  15. Ben Hoover

    Anvil weight question.

    Thanks! I hadn't even thought of that. It is coming. Will video the clean up.
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