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RaymondRife

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Hi fellow metal mashers.

I was a Fitter and Machinist in what now seems like a past life, at least I think I was, the trade doesn't really exist anymore and no-one else seems to know what it was all about. Maybe I just imagined it?

Anyway I did a month in the Blacksmiths shop when I was doing my apprenticeship, I forged a few things like jimmy bars, cold chisels & center punches by hand and made a 10#  sledge hammer on the drop hammer and heat treated them all. So I have a bit of an idea as to what it's all about. That was over 30 years ago but the lessons I learned in that time served me well many times when I was working as a tradesman.

So now I'm an unemployed old man with a broken body I thought handling heavy, hot, sharp and generally dangerous things would be the perfect hobby for me.  All I have at the moment is a bag of charcoal, a 4 pound hammer and strong desire to learn.

I have a desire to make an automated hammer of some sort one day, a DaVinci hammer or some such contraption would be great but just an anvil would be a great start for now. I can't believe how expensive the bloody things are.

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Hello and welcome.
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RaymondRife

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Thanks Hank!
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Howdy from the Heart of Dixie!
Had a FB friend from down your way that got into knife making.  He had an accident and cut off 3 fingers.  I think that ended his knife making.  Be careful and keep us up to date on your projects!

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RaymondRife

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Thanks for the welcome!

That sounds nasty. I worked with a fitter who had 9 fingers, even after he lost the finger he still aligned holes with his fingers, some people never learn.
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