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    nice dayto play with my forge

    i decided to fire up my little forge today, i found an old railway spike on a recent trip to florida and ive always wanted to have a go at a railroad spike knife, so today was the day.
    as you can see from my anvil and tool kit i only dabble at forging, so i was quite pleased how this turned out.

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    Re: nice dayto play with my forge

    Nice forge. I like the twisted handle.
    That's what i like in forging, using scrap pieces of metal and giving them a second life.

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    Re: nice dayto play with my forge

    thanks EDJ, i agree new life for old pieces is definately the way forward.
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    Re: nice dayto play with my forge

    nice work eddie , must be the sun i did two damascus blades yesterday . one knife is 100% forge welded with differant patterns to the scales to blade .
    you did well finding one of those rail spikes iv allways fancied a go at one to . looks good , its pretty thick metal i bet it took a pounding !!

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    Re: nice dayto play with my forge

    Not really Matt took about an hr, I used the adjustable spanner and the grips to get the twist and then flattened out a basic blade shape then fine tuned it with a grinder.
    Talk soon mate

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    Re: nice dayto play with my forge

    Cor don bleu Rodders!
    If you have OCD and ADHD, everything has to be perfect, but not for very long.


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    Re: nice dayto play with my forge

    Quote Originally Posted by roestalker270 View Post
    Cor don bleu Rodders!
    you likey del boy?

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    Re: nice dayto play with my forge

    Quote Originally Posted by eddie308 View Post
    you likey del boy?
    Mange tout mate
    If you have OCD and ADHD, everything has to be perfect, but not for very long.


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    Re: nice dayto play with my forge

    you need a power hammer
    Ruin is the Devil's work, consecutive and slow
    Fail in a moment no man did
    - Emily Dickinson (who wrote it first)

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    Re: nice dayto play with my forge

    Quote Originally Posted by fluffy View Post
    you need a power hammer
    doesn't everyone!
    Pig Sty Forge - Commissions taken


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    Re: nice dayto play with my forge

    Quote Originally Posted by fluffy View Post
    you need a power hammer
    i need a proper hammer, before i need a power hammer......... and a vice and a proper anvil!

    plumbing tools are ok but im pretty sure they're not for twisting hot metal???

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    Re: nice dayto play with my forge

    there is a nice x army anvil in a shop close to me eddie i bought the nicest one for 65 bargin or what . i can enquire for you if you want ?
    and hours forging is plenty im knackered aer that .
    is there plenty of them spiks kicking about over there ?

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    Re: nice dayto play with my forge

    It was by an old tree, there were four or five in the tree but I couldn't get them out! I think they ain't so rare over there mate.
    Next time I'm over I'll see about getting a few.

 

 

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