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    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    It makes a normal twist drill work like a step drill for enlarging holes


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    Explains why most of the ones I've seen have modern chucks mounted in them.
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    Re: Blacksmithing tools

    Sold an anvil today.




    195# John Brooks. Clean edges. No repairs. Good rebound.


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    Oh man, I hope you're getting good money for these items because they are really hard to find in the condition you keep things...
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    Oh man, I hope you're getting good money for these items because they are really hard to find in the condition you keep things...
    I probably could have got more. I try to price everything fairly and realistically. I always state in the ad that the price is FIRM and stick by it.

    Sold the second day of listing. Went to a real great young guy that I'd supplied mower blades to in the past for his knife making biz


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    I have very similar shears to those that go into a hardy hole. Pretty unwieldy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whiskeymike View Post
    I have very similar shears to those that go into a hardy hole. Pretty unwieldy.
    That was my thought also. Very impractical to use but they would look cool hanging on a wall.

    Maybe use it on the Friendly Giant for a vasectomy.


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    Re: Blacksmithing tools

    I made a new crank and handle to replace the one that came with the post drill

    old one...

    I cut off a section of broken rake handle






    Plug weld...



    Sculpt Nouveau


    Done





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    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    I made a new crank and handle to replace the one that came with the post drill

    old one...

    I cut off a section of broken rake handle






    Plug weld...



    Sculpt Nouveau


    Done





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    Nice!!! looking like a million bux.... canadian even


    I wish I have rake handles like yours... none of mine had any oilite bushings built into them

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    That looks more antique than the original one on mine. Nice work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whtbaron View Post
    That looks more antique than the original one on mine. Nice work.
    Thanks. A lot of people say I look more antique than the original me also.


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    Re: Blacksmithing tools

    I met a cool guy and his wife yesterday. He is a welding instructor for a neighboring school district and wants to bring his "boys" around for a shop tour.

    He texted me this morning and asked me if I was interested in this well used Johnson gas forge. Apparently they have a Johnson gas foundry also.

    They have retired it and replaced it with a Mighty Forge (made locally).

    I know a lot of institutions use them. Anyone here have any experience or insight??

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    LOL... you know most guys I listen to on the beginners page on Facebook are whining because they can't find any quality forging equipment. You sell one, and another one pops up on your doorstep...
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    Quote Originally Posted by whtbaron View Post
    LOL... you know most guys I listen to on the beginners page on Facebook are whining because they can't find any quality forging equipment. You sell one, and another one pops up on your doorstep...
    Literally!!! It gets better. It’s been sitting outside only lately because they are not allowed to do a few repairs to it. NON UNION.

    He says he will bring it by for me one day next week.

    The shop owner that bought my welding bottle “cage” a few weeks ago texted me today asking if I knew of any welder / fabricators looking for work.

    I forwarded him my new buddy’s contact as he may be able to hook him up with some ex students.


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    Pay it forward. It's funny how things work out sometimes...
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    Another shop owner once asked me if I knew who to get to set up his 65 ton Chicago press brake.

    I forwarded him the name of a fellow who bought a big vise from me.

    Turns out they worked together many years ago. LOL. Small world. I'm blessed knowing so many cool talented guys!


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    Re: Blacksmithing tools

    Always wanted to tinker with one of those Johnson forges. They are small, but efficient, from what I've gathered.

    The body and insulation isn't anything to write home about. The big thing to remember is that they are rigged for Natural Gas and not propane. You might have to play around with the burner assembly if you switch it to propane. Also might have to open it up front and back a bit more so you can exhaust the chamber. Propane needs a bit more escape potential so you don't get the back pressure that'll snuff out the burner.

    If nothing else, it'd seem pretty easy to remove all the insulation, which is probably cracked anyhow, and replace it with some good kaowool. No doubt in my mind that that'd be a step up from what it came with originally.

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    Re: Blacksmithing tools

    Gotta give them credit for really coming up with some new ideas! Those Vashti grinders are looking very nice!!




    Made in Canada, too!


    Their website sucks, and I don't have any idea who they are other than what they are saying, but credit where credit's due. Those grinders have some seriously sexy lines and I can see me borrowing a few ideas when I build my next grinder.

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    Re: Blacksmithing tools

    Looks great, but seems a little complex for what it is...
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    Funny thing. Someone mentioned that make to me just the other day. I had never heard of them before that.


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    Les, I think that's a one-off design they're doing a 'give away' with. Kind of dressed up steampunk style.

    Their simpler version is very "simple" and I really have to give them credit for how they hinged the tension arm.




    Their web page sucks for pics, but they've got a slew of good ones on their facebook page. Very interesting minds at work, I have to admit!

    This little cutie is, I think, for a 2x48 grinder. I like how they worked to keep it as compact as possible, something that's proven very handy with my recent Jet acquisition.


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    That's a cool handle they made for capturing that nut !

    The giveaway steampunk version makes sense. I agree with whtbaron that it looks a little too busy and complex.

    Kinda like the things I come up with. At the time I think I'm Leo Da Vinci, but a week later I'm like "WTF was I thinking. ".


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    I agree with whtbaron that it looks a little too busy and complex. Kinda like the things I come up with. At the time I think I'm Leo Da Vinci, but a week later I'm like "WTF was I thinking. "



    Story of my life!

    I'd love to have the vision to make something with all sorts of flash like that grinder. My mind just doesn't work that way. I see folks doing it all the time and it looks so easy, but then I go to make something.... and it's as boring and bland as you can imagine, just to get it done and out of the way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VaughnT View Post


    Story of my life!

    I'd love to have the vision to make something with all sorts of flash like that grinder. My mind just doesn't work that way. I see folks doing it all the time and it looks so easy, but then I go to make something.... and it's as boring and bland as you can imagine, just to get it done and out of the way!
    What really gets aggravating is when it doesn’t QUITE look right, the more you tweak it the WORSE it gets


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    Blacksmithing tools

    Just wanted to show that as I may dispose of some extra tools, I still like acquiring them also.

    Today I bought a pair of used Proto ball peen hammers. A 12 ounce and a 16 ounce.

    They are highly sought after by experienced users for their 8 sided handles which provide a surprisingly comfortable and ergonomic grip.

    They are readily distinguished by their green and white handles.(The original colors and configuration of Plomb Tools, the predecessor of Proto.)


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    Never seen handles like that outside of the Beaver Tooth Handle Company. Always wanted to try one, but have been leery since I tend to like a handle that's thick like a sledge hammer has.


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