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Offline TwoTired

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Re: Forging metal
« Reply #25 on: February 05, 2018, 12:44:03 pm »
Is it hard to make the metal smooth after forging?

Or, are those just marks of "character"?  ;D

Would draw filing make the blade too thin?

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Re: Forging metal
« Reply #26 on: February 07, 2018, 05:44:31 am »
My second attempt at blade smithing and wanted to create a Moro barunga.  I prefer the character of the hammer marks but also want to test the blade for a while just in case I have to heat treat again.  The handle is 6mm.  Blade is 5mm tapering to 1mm at the tip.  Grinding is a boring tedious process. 

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Re: Forging metal
« Reply #27 on: February 10, 2018, 09:35:38 am »
Finished the handle.  Now it's time to chop down a tree then go for a ride.

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Re: Forging metal
« Reply #28 on: February 25, 2018, 06:16:05 am »
Brought home a gorgeous 300 lb anvil.

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Re: Forging metal
« Reply #29 on: February 25, 2018, 11:47:33 am »
That is a beauty.  Get a good deal on it?
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Re: Forging metal
« Reply #30 on: February 25, 2018, 01:55:00 pm »
Nice anything under 600 is sweet, looks very good actually.
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Re: Forging metal
« Reply #31 on: February 25, 2018, 02:05:27 pm »
My father in-law gave me the anvil.  I used the horn to make a bottle opener today.  Then I drank a beer.  Mmmmm beer

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Re: Forging metal
« Reply #32 on: February 25, 2018, 04:00:28 pm »
 BERCHMANNS, Hop  Nation, or Yakima Brewing ?
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Re: Forging metal
« Reply #33 on: October 26, 2018, 05:53:15 am »
Just finished making this 8" dagger for gal I work with. Not very practical but it's what she wanted
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