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    Re: Blacksmithing tools

    Maybe... probably be down to the 1/16 bit to start the one inch disc though... I was thinking more like 2 holes at each end to avoid some of the dished effect of the round disc. Sounds like a recipe for a lot of tiny broken bits to me though...
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    Re: Blacksmithing tools

    While we're talking about tools.... take a few minutes out of your day to watch Abom79's newest videos.

    Such an amazing collection, and it makes me glad I don't live anywhere near the guy!



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    Vaughn, those videos are great! Anvil and tool porn for sure!! You should post links to the two shop tour videos over on iforgeiron. (I would, but I don't want to steal your thunder)

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    Re: Blacksmithing tools

    Please steel my thunder!

    Did you see that 300# Ajax hammer outside? Made in Hungary, of all places. Makes you wonder how it got all the way over to America and what the story behind it is.

    And that giant chunk of iron sitting beside the driveway? Oh, how I'd love to have something like that for out front of the shop!

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    Re: Blacksmithing tools

    Picked up this 203 pound swage block last night. It was quite the enjoyable experience all around.

    The seller (an iron worker but fifth generation blacksmith) was less than 10 minutes from my home and a totally cool knowledgeable guy! He will probably drop by my shop in the future.

    I’ll have to clean her up and figure out a workable stand.






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    Re: Blacksmithing tools

    So thats what that is. I saw a swage block on cl and did not know what it was.
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    Re: Blacksmithing tools

    This is the first one I’ve EVER seen for sale locally.


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    Re: Blacksmithing tools

    By the end of next week Terry will have the block cleaned, painted, and a custom built stand made for it.

    That is one heck of a block to find locally.

    They want crazy prices for them within a couple of hundred miles of me.

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    Re: Blacksmithing tools

    What kind of prices, Pat?


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    Re: Blacksmithing tools

    I see one a half hour away for $600 and another an hour or more for $695
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    Re: Blacksmithing tools

    There is a 50-60 pound one that is several hours away that costs $325.
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    Re: Blacksmithing tools

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    Blacksmithing tools

    Okay. Good. I did okay. 203# — $450 CDN. Approximately $330 USD.

    Thanks, guys!


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    Re: Blacksmithing tools

    Quote Originally Posted by VaughnT View Post
    While we're talking about tools.... take a few minutes out of your day to watch Abom79's newest videos.

    Such an amazing collection, and it makes me glad I don't live anywhere near the guy!


    couple of very interesting vids. thanks for sharing
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    Re: Blacksmithing tools

    I've seen lots of pics of them on the net, but I have never seen one in person so I can't even tell you what they would sell for here. I think you did very well. With all the shapes on the sides, would you want to hold it upright, on the flat, or on something that will allow you to rotate it easily? 200 lbs isn't something u want to flip over every day.
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    Re: Blacksmithing tools

    I'd want a Rotisserie vise for the swage block.
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    Re: Blacksmithing tools

    So I bought a 127lb PW anvil yesterday. A fellow on the PW Facebook page said it was made prior to PW getting their patten in 1852. It's in pretty good shape to be over 166 years old.

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    Re: Blacksmithing tools

    You guys may already know this, but you can buy new swage blocks and cone mandrels from Saltfork Craftsmans. I was a member when I lived in OK, a great organization.

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    $200 for 65# swage New Cast Iron.

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    Re: Blacksmithing tools

    Check out Holland Anvil, I bought a swage block from them. Really happy with it.
    https://www.facebook.com/hollandanvil/

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    Re: Blacksmithing tools

    Quote Originally Posted by psacustomcreations View Post
    There is a 50-60 pound one that is several hours away that costs $325.
    Hey Pat and Tony, Check out the HOLLAND SWAGE blocks made in Michigan . Here's what I found.

    https://www.iforgeiron.com/topic/592...swage-block-1/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Leroy View Post
    So I bought a 127lb PW anvil yesterday. A fellow on the PW Facebook page said it was made prior to PW getting their patten in 1852. It's in pretty good shape to be over 166 years old.

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    That's in very nice shape for an original. Mine is likely from the 1920's-30's and it was beat up a lot more than that. That 3 lb hammer in the background looks a lot like the one I just rehandled with JB Weld too... lol... be careful if the head starts to feel loose.
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    Re: Blacksmithing tools

    I keep saying I'm going to make a vise stand like this guy did. While he's using a trunnion swage, I think it'd work just as well with a smaller swage block like Holland is currently making.



    I like all the features he planned into the design, being mobile is one thing, but being sturdy when planted is far more important when using a vise or swage block. I think he pretty much accomplished all of that and has an easy way to get the whole contraption pushed to the side when he needs room.

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    Yeah that looks like a nice set up.
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    I like that... changes what I was thinking about for a more permanent stand for the leg vice.
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