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Not really a what i do today post, but ive been thinking about how im going to do it all day while at work. Building a grinder tomorrow :) pics to follow.

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prepared some Wood fore curing :) Thuya,maple and oak. Furthermore I couldn´t resist splitting some firewood with my new limbing axe ^^ alot more pleasurable than my 8 Pound splitting maul

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I did nothing in my shop today because I had to work late :(

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Made this :) 35$ in scrap and old parts I've had kicking around. Works well besides a tracking issue which I'll take care of tomorrow hopefully.

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Well that big Bowie I heat treated on Sunday took a small warp in the quench and then it really went off during the tempering :(

I tried to straighten it out, but no deals. So.......I normalized it again and brought it back straight. Now I'll harden it and temper all over again. I guess I will never know what that Hamon would have looked like.

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Damn Joshua! Well good luck and wishing a straight quench. Kevin, that thing looks awesome! And for $35?? Really breaking the bank on that one. ;)

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I picked up a post anvil from Old World Anvils, very awesome people by the way.

So I obviously needed to build a stand for it. The anvil is 4x4x9.75 and about 45-ish lbs.

The "slot" is 25 inches high and the top of the stand is 30 inches high. Comfortable for my 5'8 height.

I was even able to use it a little bit today and it worked pretty well. I was initially concerned that it'd be very rocky but it was fairly stable despite its light weight.

 

All in all, it was neat little non-blade project.

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Chopped up some bedframe rail to make a firebrick base on which to run Jeff Pringle's atomic marshmallow crucible-cooker this weekend. Welding it all up tonight.

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Jeff Pringle's atomic marshmallow crucible-cooker?

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Jeff Pringle's atomic marshmallow crucible-cooker?

 

Check the Fire & Brimstone thread (Events) in a couple days, you'll see.

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Not today's work, but the results of the last several weekends: 15 rough-forged hawk heads fresh out of the vinegar and arranged on the anvil to dry. Kinda artsy, huh? ;) And yes, the bottom four in the top photo have been profile ground.

 

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Looks like the spine of some creature from the sagas :)

 

That is an impressive amount of work sitting on that anvil!

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Alan that looks like the manliest set of hinges for a barn door or something Ive EVER seen!

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Alan, I would hang that on my wall as art! It speaks to me and its aesthetics are very pleaseing.

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Not today's work, but the results of the last several weekends: 15 rough-forged hawk heads fresh out of the vinegar and arranged on the anvil to dry. Kinda artsy, huh? ;) And yes, the bottom four in the top photo have been profile ground.

Nice work, as always :-)

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Thanks, guys. I like that hinge idea!

 

As of just now all fifteen are profiled and rough ground to 36 grit. I stopped because my back is unhappy with all that grinding. Tomorrow I'm doing a hawk demo (since it's fresh in my mind!) at my local guild meeting (Bristol Forge at Rocky Mount) and I don't want to be too sore to forge!

 

If you're in driving distance to Johnson City, TN it's at Rocky Mount state historic site at 1:30 pm, come n the back gate and drive up to the barn the wrong way past the do not enter sign.

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Owen, did you get the cute little alldays that was on facebook for fifteen hundred from the north ? If its that one I really had to sit on my hands not to shout aye when it was posted ! :)

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Profiled and finished grinding to 320 those two O-1 knives I heat treated with that 1095 Bowie. Couldn't work on the Bowie while Liz was forging and making stuff, because I have to video it for the WIP series. Well, maybe tomorrow.

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Can you guess?

 

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Ooo, Ooo, Ooo, I know! You swept up!

 

Just teasing. I had a similar pile of soggy sandpaper this weekend as well :)

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Ooo, Ooo, Ooo, I know! You swept up!

 

Just teasing. I had a similar pile of soggy sandpaper this weekend as well :)

 

OK, I was laughing out loud.

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Mr. Joshua States has delved into Origami?! there are a lot of paper scraps there :P I hear stabilizing your paper first makes top notch origami owls!

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Today I worked on a san-mai blade. A lot more activity in the steel then I would have thought, after heat treat. Pretty cool!

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