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    Blacksmithing tools

    Missed it by THIS much.

    First place loser here. I was a couple minutes late to respond to this ad.


    Import model and no geared table lift but what do you want for $50cdn ($37.59usd)??


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    Re: Blacksmithing tools

    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    Missed it by THIS much.

    First place loser here. I was a couple minutes late to respond to this ad.


    Import model and no geared table lift but what do you want for $50cdn ($37.59usd)??


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    I looked at that and thought about it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidR8 View Post
    I looked at that and thought about it.


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    Re: Blacksmithing tools

    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    You can never have enough DPs




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    LOL!!!, yeah... got a few myself

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    Re: Blacksmithing tools

    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    You can never have enough DPs




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    I’m actually looking for a floor model but haven’t found one yet.


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    Re: Blacksmithing tools

    Got my Perun tongs in the mail yesterday and couldn't believe what I was seeing!

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    The ad on Blacksmith Depot says these things will hold 5/16" to 5/8" bar..... but when you get them in hand, you can't help but notice how tiny the jaws on these things are. Yea, they'll hold 5/16" without a problem, but going to 3/8" round bar is about impossible because the bar sits on top of the V rather than down inside it. Not only is there no meat to the jaws so you can reshape them a bit, but the area right behind the jaws is so thin that you really can't do much heavy work at all.

    Now, am I totally disappointed? No. I was wanting tongs for 3/8" round since I seem to have lost my last pair, but these things are dandy for holding 1/4" bar, and that's something I've been looking for since my Champion 1/4" tongs are super-heavy and ungainly.

    Overall, Perun makes a nice tong. I don't know why Blacksmith Depot is advertising these as being able to hold such a wide range of sizes, though. You'd think they'd look at them and be able to tell. Everything about these tongs is dainty and not up to the task of handling heavy bars. Plus, when you try to fit 5/8" square bar in there.... the reins are splayed out so wide that nobody could reasonably hold them.

    Light, springy, long reins that get your hand well back from the heat of the forge, easy to manipulate, wonderfully balanced.... they really are every bit as comfortable to use as my Faram Forge tongs. They're just not the right jaw size - by a long shot!

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    Re: Blacksmithing tools

    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    You can never have enough DPs
    Really should have one for each size of drill bit you have...
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    Re: Blacksmithing tools

    Good idea


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    Quote Originally Posted by whtbaron View Post
    On sale, but still more than I would spend when i could build one... any observations on this one? There's a single burner version as well. https://www.princessauto.com/en/deta...ge/A-p8933657f
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    I didn’t even know PA sold forges. If I was gonna spend that kind of money I think I would buy one from these guys as they have a really good rep with the blacksmiths around here.

    Made on the island......


    https://mightyforge.com/
    SO. I just discovered those forges are apparently made locally by Mighty Forge.....

    albeit a lighter cheaper version and for the same money the REAL thing can be purchased from the designer/manufacture for the same price as Princess Auto.
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    Re: Blacksmithing tools

    Well... at least they aren't a Chinese knockoff as I had suspected....
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    Quote Originally Posted by whtbaron View Post
    Well... at least they aren't a Chinese knockoff as I had suspected....
    They still may be. Kinda.

    Perhaps the local guy made a deal with PA to have them made in China.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    They still may be. Kinda.

    Perhaps the local guy made a deal with PA to have them made in China.


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    Actually the chinese are offshoring a *lot* of their stuff to india where they can have it done cheaper than from their own chinese kids So it may be an indian forge

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    Ahhh.... smoke signals, Kemosabe....
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    Quote Originally Posted by whtbaron View Post
    Ahhh.... smoke signals, Kemosabe....
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    Quote Originally Posted by whtbaron View Post
    Ahhh.... smoke signals, Kemosabe....
    Dang. I wish I’d said that. LOLOLOLOL...


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    Re: Blacksmithing tools

    I bought a post mount drill press today ...




    A little smaller version than what I usually see but it only needed cleaning and a little heat on a few parts.





    . It really lends itself to be receiver mounted but I may try to figure out some kind of base for it to be free standing.

    I could always lag it to a post but how unimaginative is THAT????!


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    Oh I forgot to mention. I sold this little anvil-vise today so my bank account is actually showing a positive balance.







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    I wonder if you could plug weld that mangled hole on the drill's handle and then punch through the welded area to make it functional again? Never tried punching through a big section of weld, so I don't have a clue how it'd handle!

    Can't wait to see the drill up and running, and undoubtedly painted to match the shop.

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    Vaughn I will probably bend up a whole new handle. I made one for the other one I had.




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    Well.... that's no fun!


    Probably explains a lot about me that I always think of doing things the hard way!

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    Re: Blacksmithing tools

    Every time I see one of those tire hammers that are so popular, I can't help but think of this video. Tons of work, for sure, but at least the finished product actually works like a flywheel and clutch is supposed to work.



    My little 9" lathe would die long before it would think about turning like you see in the vid. Makes me really wish the folks at Little Giant would make the drive/clutch assembly available for sale so folks could fab up a decent hammer instead of relying on car parts!

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    I still have mine, Vaughn! fellow gave me a $500 deposit 4 months ago and hasn’t been back.

    Maybe ronsii and Sid will run it down to you. Apparently they work cheap.


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    Re: Blacksmithing tools

    One of my thoughts, many years back when I first started down this path was to make a "new" power hammer here in the States. Everyone's using those awful tires on their scrapyard builds, and calling the things a frickin' flywheel, so I thought i might be able to do better by replicating the LG style of clutch and mating it to something like the DP120 body.

    Never panned out, though, because making the clutch assembly was just too pricey. Between that and the cost of the dies and sow block.... the hammer would have been well over $7000 to produce. No way anyone would buy that when they could cobble something together from the junkyard.

    One of these days, I might build one for myself just as a proof of concept. I know it'll work in theory, but getting all the geometry right is going to take some work. If I can make it happen, though, it'll be epic!

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    Re: Blacksmithing tools

    I went to visit my friend the “Toolguy” this morning. He is retired from a lifetime of working with and repairing tools. Without a doubt the most knowledgeable guy I know when it comes to tools.

    His hobby is scouring estate and garage sales for tools for resale as well as his personal collection.

    He wouldn’t sell me this pair of metal shears as he isn’t bored with them yet so I will continue to bug him

    Looks like they are designed to fit in the hardie hole of an anvil.





    He also had this giant set of Record bolt cutters for us crackheads who forget to charge up the batteries for our cordless grinders.




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    Quote Originally Posted by VaughnT View Post
    Every time I see one of those tire hammers that are so popular, I can't help but think of this video. Tons of work, for sure, but at least the finished product actually works like a flywheel and clutch is supposed to work.

    My little 9" lathe would die long before it would think about turning like you see in the vid. Makes me really wish the folks at Little Giant would make the drive/clutch assembly available for sale so folks could fab up a decent hammer instead of relying on car parts!
    I have been looking at my scrap pile lately and realize I have most of the items needed for a tire hammer.
    I have that 8 inch diameter solid 4140 axle at 5 feet long that I got years ago.
    I have a 220v motor
    I have some 2-1/2" square bar plus some 2" square bar
    Pillow block bearing
    4'x5' sheet of 1/2" plate
    Big spring
    Lots of various other flat bar

    I don't have the tire or hub
    I need the 6 inch square tube
    Time is also what I don't seem to have.
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