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Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 12-25-2021, 08:22 PM
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Posted By allessence
Nice.. Watcha think?

Nice.. Watcha think?
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 12-25-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By allessence
Blacksmith twist handled poker challenge

I setup this video to be released this morning but did not get it processed in time. Plan was a Christmas present for the Youtube followers.

So, now it will take hours to finish up in YOUtube...
Forum: Shop & Safety 12-13-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 53,593
Posted By allessence
Over the years I have offset of income 33years...

Over the years I have offset of income 33years ago starting with SAAB repair 1 day a week for 100.00 for a 4hr night. I eventually learned enough doing this where I could rebuild transmissions and...
Forum: Shop & Safety 12-02-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 53,593
Posted By allessence
So here is what it looks like from the outside so...

So here is what it looks like from the outside so far.
Forum: Shop & Safety 12-02-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 53,593
Posted By allessence
Well the simple answer is Yes, sorta.. Every...

Well the simple answer is Yes, sorta.. Every step forwards is a step.. :)

Thanks for reaching out.. The last few years have been crazy both personally and work wise.. The farrier business is...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 11-16-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,158
Posted By allessence
Thanks Matt, It's super nice in the hand.. Not...

Thanks Matt, It's super nice in the hand.. Not to cramped but not sloppy either..

It's actually a tiny blade and knife.. I didn't want to make something huge that would take a long time to...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 11-15-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 726
Posted By allessence
My original plan was to make it a full on...

My original plan was to make it a full on skinner.. I had to move all the material from one side of the blade to the other to keep the "Timken made in USA" on the outside.

Lost some material...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 11-15-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,170
Posted By allessence
I love to teach and demonstrate.. To me it's...

I love to teach and demonstrate.. To me it's the only thing I really enjoy doing.
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 11-15-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,158
Posted By allessence
Kinda neat.. Another 1 I gave away. To...

Kinda neat..

Another 1 I gave away. To Justin M.. When I showed him the little 5 layer knife he didn't want to give it back..

So made this 1 for him..

It has a J on both sides of the...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 11-15-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,158
Posted By allessence
Here it is all fitted up.

Here it is all fitted up.
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 11-15-2021, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,158
Posted By allessence
guard fitting, handle fitting..

guard fitting, handle fitting..
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 11-15-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,158
Posted By allessence
damasc, Bacote, take apart knife

19 layers, bacote handle, copper fittings and faceted nut.
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 11-15-2021, 08:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 726
Posted By allessence
Here it is finished. I don't ever make the...

Here it is finished.

I don't ever make the same knife twice.. So this is the only one..
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 11-15-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 726
Posted By allessence
Was a really neat project.. super sharp and came...

Was a really neat project.. super sharp and came out really well.
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 11-15-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 726
Posted By allessence
Timken Made in USA (made 2x)

So about 5 years ago I started this project.. I wanted to save the Timken made in USA and wanted it to be legible.

I recently went to the ABANA Iron to Art conference to teach and show off the...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 11-15-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,170
Posted By allessence
Thanks Guys was a great time.

Thanks Guys was a great time.
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 10-02-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,558
Posted By allessence
Ah, shucks guys.. Your to kind.. ...

Ah, shucks guys..

Your to kind..

Interesting all the people I talked with seem to prefer smaller hammers.. 1.5 to 2.5lbs

Maybe it's older age or what have you.. But I can not swing a...
Forum: Shop & Safety 10-02-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 53,593
Posted By allessence
No problem at all.. The pipe machine won't be...

No problem at all.. The pipe machine won't be needed for another week or so..
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 09-27-2021, 04:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,558
Posted By allessence
Thanks guys.. It's interesting that the...

Thanks guys..

It's interesting that the faces on the hammer that is smaller are polished on the side.. That side is the one placed on the anvil everytime.

The etching gets blurred but...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 09-26-2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,558
Posted By allessence
Here are the 2..

Here are the 2..
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 09-26-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,558
Posted By allessence
Here it is finished.. I have since forged...

Here it is finished..

I have since forged with it and it swings very well..

I used both of the steeled wrought iron hammers during the recent competition.
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 09-26-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,558
Posted By allessence
I had my cousin Tyler come by and swing the...

I had my cousin Tyler come by and swing the sledge for me to refine the shape into the 1 in the photo..

I then finished forging it at home, cleaned it up and polished it ready for heat treatment.
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 09-26-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,558
Posted By allessence
4Lbs Steeled wrought iron hammer (modified swedish)

8/2019 I started to forge a larger steeled wrought iron hammer but then could not decided on the final design so thru it on the back burner until this August..

I finally decided on the design.. ...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 09-26-2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,170
Posted By allessence
Fitchburg Forge In competition 2021

This past saturday I went to do the forging competition in Fitchburg MA.

I took a 1st and 2nd place but did not finish on item 3.. I mean I handed it in, but it was not done.

The comp this...
Forum: Machining 08-23-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,642
Posted By allessence
Once the electric is in, all the other items in...

Once the electric is in, all the other items in the old shop will be moved into the new one..


The old shop will then be used for hay storage until it is torn down and a new barn will take its...
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