Anthony San Miguel
What's everybody working on? I am building shelves so that I can have my floor back. I'm almost done with the second one, which will clear up a lot of space and allow me to start forging again!

Is anybody working on anything interesting?
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Yesteryear Forge
I'm working on my second million.
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I gave up on the first [smile]
Give out before you give up - if it was easy anybody could do it
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jmccustomknives
Doing a little spring cleaning.  Gotta rebuild my main forge then build a small single burner.  After that I've got a 20 gallon air compressor tank with a blown burner set up with it's name on it. 

How to make a million blacksmithing;

Start with two million, in a year you'll have a million if your frugal enough.  [biggrin]

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

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Dustin Stephens
Im on vacation next week so I plan on getting alot of the irons out of the fire. Finish my 2x72 belt grinder, make a stand for my gas forge, and clean up the shop so I can walk in it. After that, Im forging a ton of stuff to take to the huge memorial day flea market. Its going to be the first time I set up shop, so I plan on making at least a million [smile]
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NorrinRadd
The question was "Is anybody working on anything interesting?"

Not me, I've been stuck in the home improvement black hole for a month. I'll spare the details because...heck even I don't want to hear it [bawl]
I've got plans to learn how to forge a few more animal heads and few knife ideas for whenever all of this blows over though.
Enjoy your shop time fellas.[thumb]
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Hank Rearden
I'm preparing for three days of demonstrating as the blacksmith at the Williams Grove spring meet. I'm a little nervous due to my arm still being sore. My role is mostly entertainment. Therefore I plan to practice simple repetitive techniques. Crowds can get big. So I hope I don't disappoint.
On other fronts I'm working on a portable table for my vice as well as a tong rack and a hardy rack.
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Skarzs the Cave Troll
Mm. Well, I just got back from Europe, so it'll be a while before I can get back to my projects. But. . .
I have a knife I'm looking to finish, a proper vise stand, some custom bottle openers, and some other random projects.
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SW Reynolds
I do work on projects time to time. I'm an instructor. So....I watch others make stuff. I do enjoy simple projects as I have a short attention span. I have so many different nail headers I don't know what top do with them.
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Hank Rearden
This weekend I made a flux spoon, a vice held turning fork (basic round bar bent into a u shape), and a mild steel hold down. I have the scrap to make a guillotine sometime this week. I also found a shop that will cut my vice stand table. That will give me a portable leg vice when finished. I hope.
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Yves
This grille, 87" high, 2'0" wide (to replace a column). This is the drawing 1:1 I am working  on. Should be ready to start forging next week when the grand children are back with their parents … Slow week I had.
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Sorry, I do not know how to put this pic straight.

Behind the solid herbs, of the left, is the outline of the client. The rectangle on the bottom right is the bottom of the herbs on the left. On the right there will also be another small grille under the one in the drawing. And I will add a ménagerie : bird or other in the upper part and some fish, sea horse and other sea life at the feet of the cattails. Interesting project.
The alternative to getting old is not interesting.
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Metalmelt
I got it to turn in paint, we;ll see if it stays are goes back when I enter it. I've had some just change back. ??  Looks like a fun project.


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Hank Rearden
I picked up steel today for two projects. The image is the inspiration for a client. The challenge for me is to get enough heat to make a 90 degree bend. I plan to fold it over then back to 90 to create an upset that I'll hammer it to shape. This week I'll try a sample piece to see if I can make it  with a uniform thickness and sharp edges. I'm also going to create a sample board of finish textures showing different hammered or fuller finishes. The stock is 1/4" thick by 4" wide. If I have left over steel I 'm going to make some folded ribbon. At first it looks easy. I'm not so sure in practice.

I also picked up enough 1' square to start a three legged leg vice table. I'm planning to use different twist on the legs with some 90 degree bends and upset feet and a few different joinery samples. That said  This might take awhile.


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Hank Rearden
I spent a few hours at the forge today. I upset 1/4" thick by 4" wide mild steel and forged a 90 degree bend. The metal acted like a huge heat sink and I could only work about a minute with each heat. That's being conservative. Any ideas?

I'll post pics later.
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jmccustomknives
Got a couple of Damascus blades going.  This one is a cable/band saw/file composite billet blade.  I still haven't made up my mind on what handle material to use.
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Rule #10;  "I can make that" translates to; "I'm to cheap to buy it new."

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Hank Rearden
Love that pattern.
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Skarzs the Cave Troll
Working on a knife out of a bearing race. 
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theengel
nice
Or, if not smithies per se, were you otherwise trained in the metallurgic arts before straitened circumstances forced you into a life of aimless wanderin'?
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Metalmelt
I'm working on the butt print on my couch. Going to warm up today so I may need to go out and work on it on the patio chair. [rolleyes]
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Skarzs the Cave Troll
o-o
Oh dear.
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Hank Rearden
Metalmelt wrote:
I'm working on the butt print on my couch. Going to warm up today so I may need to go out and work on it on the patio chair. [rolleyes]


All someone needs to do is let a fire underneath the Betsy you'll be alright
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Metalmelt
It was really nice out and I actually worked on my CNC machine and got the 4th axis to work. I hope to be able to carve designs into some round stock or for cane shafts or other odd shaped stuff. I messed with it for several months and was really frustrated. I finally found a bad connection and now it works fine.
I don't have a home forge set up right now because I thought we were moving back to Ohio last summer. Still waiting on the house to sell. I've got some Bronze castings to do when the weather gets a little better.
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