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Offline sgtmcboom

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More practice on the forge
« on: March 08, 2016, 12:48:58 PM »
Made a few new things still trying to get better at the basic skills of forging metal and make useful things as it goes along.





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Re: More practice on the forge
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2016, 02:20:22 PM »
Very good! Progress is evident!  If you heat the corner bends of the triangle to a red heat,then water quench them,  they will ring better.
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Re: More practice on the forge
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2016, 02:22:47 PM »

with the forge I am using brake drum forge its not big enough to get the whole thing red hot but I did quench both edges in water when I was forging. I could only get one corner hot at a time but was able to keep it from bending crooked.

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Re: More practice on the forge
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2016, 05:03:09 PM »
nice job!

thanks for sharing
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Re: More practice on the forge
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2016, 07:12:42 AM »
For more ideas, go to www.pinterest.com and search for Blacksmithing Projects.  Lots of good, simple projects.
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Offline lodge camper

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Re: More practice on the forge
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2016, 06:59:12 PM »

with the forge I am using brake drum forge its not big enough to get the whole thing red hot but I did quench both edges in water when I was forging. I could only get one corner hot at a time but was able to keep it from bending crooked.

i use soft fire brick on top my drum forge to create different size/shapes and hold more fuel. acts like oven and can get material hotter over bigger area.

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Re: More practice on the forge
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2016, 11:28:28 PM »
I like the triangle dinner bells!

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Re: More practice on the forge
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2016, 05:31:34 PM »
I like it all.  Those dinner triangles are neat.
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