jmccustomknives
Here's a video I did forging bronze into a guard. 

Rule #10;  "I can make that" translates to; "I'm to cheap to buy it new."

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Hank Rearden
Thanks for posting this James. I picked up valuable information and answered a few things I had some doubts after forging last week outside. Seeing how fast the bronze cooled is similar to forging the spring steel. I thought I was doing something wrong; having to heat the steel it after a few hammer strikes Watching you forge the bronze and heating it as often gives more confidence I was doing it right.

Second thing I want to mention was about the bearing. I take it the bearing was similar to the caterpillar bearing you mentioned in an earlier post? I wouldn't have thought it had a bronze retainer. I go to the railroad several times a day at work. I'm going to head down to the RIP tracks and see if they have some old bearing I can grab. I know the trains use Timken Tapered Roller Bearings. My guess is they may also be built with a similar bronze keeper.

Excellent tutorial. Thanks again.
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jmccustomknives
The roller bearings I've gotten had steel retainers, the only ones I've had that used bronze were the ball bearings.  Keep your eye's out for them.  If you can get some of those rollers they will be an adventure for sure. [wink]

Rule #10;  "I can make that" translates to; "I'm to cheap to buy it new."

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NorrinRadd
Great video answered alo of questions.
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