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Re: Anvil Identification

June 19, 2019, 12:52 pm

Hi there! I am looking for a couple of old Anvils that an idiot cousin sold that were family heirlooms I am uncertain of what make/brand they were, bu t the ancestor who owned then would have stam... Read more »


December 25, 2017, 4:28 pm

Hi my name is Jim, Just got a used Aud,Added an inverter and pendant, going to to run the pump strait off 240 with a cap across motor. 30 years since I did any turning lol. Slooo looking forward to... Read more »

Advice for novice

November 24, 2016, 10:52 am

Hi to all, I'm asking for advice in order to start working on metals. Any idea will be much appreciated, from necessary tools to equipment etc etc. Regards Read more »

Is this a dormant news group ? not anything since March really.

August 28, 2016, 2:11 am

Hope someone is out there - Likely now in blogs and out of Usenet. Newer generation likes pictures and such with everything. This is text. Martin Read more »

Welding equip want to add mig/fluxcore capability

March 8, 2016, 5:54 am

I'll apologize in advance for being somewhat vague about what I'm after. And probably for using more verbosity than is really necessary. A first word about my experience: 35 yrs of all kinds of w... Read more »

Where to buy WS-Patina paint in USA or Canada?

December 23, 2015, 3:22 am

Hi All, I need to buy the WS-Patina paint in USA or Canada, or any internet suppliers that can ship to USA or Canada. It is a German company http://www.ws-lackchemie.de/2012-03-28-15-21-28/ws-pati... Read more »

little giant serial number

October 26, 2015, 12:57 am

I just bought a 25# little giant trip hammer. Where would I find the serial number? Read more »

Gotta give a head's up to this gal...

April 10, 2015, 10:08 pm

...for one of the most cool web site home pages. There ought to be music going for the scene...and, the Gal is a terrific artist. http://www.slmetalworks.com/index.html Best regards, Bert -- M... Read more »


April 7, 2015, 12:40 am

Don't know if anyone reading here is as fascinated with making their own raw iron as I am, but if so, check this out: https://sites.google.com/site/earlyirongroup/ It's not often that Sauder or th... Read more »

countertop aluminum foundry

November 1, 2014, 12:16 am

Hi guys, Long time lurker, very infrequent poster. Let me introduce myself. I'm John DeArmond, Chief Engineer for http://www.fluxeon.com, a company that manufactures low cost induction heaters... Read more »

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Treadle hammers

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Hello All I am planning on building a treadle hammer. I have go the clay Spencer plans and have had a good look at them as a starting point. I have built a small power hammer. http://myweb.absa.co.... Read more »

Anyone know how to track down information on old tools?

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Hello all, I know this isn't strictly blacksmithing, but the metalworking group seems pretty dead. My dad gave me an old, old metal shear this afternoon, and I'm fairly consumed with curiosity about ... Read more »

Swan Portaforge?

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I'm looking to add a gas forge and I've come across Swan Portaforges on the web and was wondering if anyone had any experience with these, particularly since they are considerably more expensive than... Read more »

Bridgeport manual for free!

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Thanks to Roy chipmaker@frugalmachinist.com I downloaded manuals for Bridgeport BRJ / BR2J2 for free! Available at: http://mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/hoodsmachiningpages/index.html Completely free... Read more »

O-1 hardness and sharpening

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Hey, I recently made a blade for a spokeshave out of O-1 steel. I hardened it and tempered to strawyellow (about 450 degrees) in a conventional oven. This blade is extremely tough to sharpen because ... Read more »

little giant serial number

rating: 5

I just bought a 25# little giant trip hammer. Where would I find the serial number? Read more »

Flypress question

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Hi. Anyone have a flypress out there? I have been reading a bit on them, and they seem pretty interesting, but I am not sure exactly how one uses them. Does the press bounce back when it comes it a ... Read more »

heat treating pry bar

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I have a 5/8,30 long pry bar that has a messed up 'wedge' end. Getting it the right shape using a forge would be no problem. But returning its strength is beyond my knowledge. . . .Sure would appr... Read more »

Blacksmithing Event - Capital District, NY

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Hello Everyone! Just a quick note to let anyone interested that CDBA (Capital District Blacksmiths' Assoc) will be hosting a blacksmithing event/picnic on Sunday, September 26th at the Copake Ironwo... Read more »

Making shovel heads 9or blades) with the Roger Lorance Swage Block

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I have been using the 34 pound swage block that Roger Lorance sells for over 20 years. Just last Saturday, the Badger Blacksmiths (western Wisconsin ABANA affiliate) bought a bunch of them--- (8 ... Read more »

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