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Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 10-14-2019, 07:24 PM
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Posted By allessence
Carving hatchet 2

so, this past Saturday i did a demonstration at the EAIA Fall area meet. @ the Moses Wilder blacksmith shop in Bolton, MA

I had 3hrs to do a 6hr project and i chose another carving hatchet.
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Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 10-14-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 794
Posted By allessence
wow, 1977. That is a heck of a lot of time...

wow, 1977. That is a heck of a lot of time working with horses. My original plan was to go to OK school. Served a local apprenticeship instead.

For sure on the hanging with them. mentally spent...
Forum: Fabrication 10-07-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,301
Posted By allessence
Safe journey. I'm for Darrel #2 Thursday after...

Safe journey. I'm for Darrel #2 Thursday after lunch. 1:20pm.
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 10-07-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 794
Posted By allessence
It is funny how certain jobs really do just take...

It is funny how certain jobs really do just take it out of you.

31 years this year as a farrier.. Not shoeing anymore moved that customer along last year. Now Barefoot only..

I get decent...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 10-07-2019, 04:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 794
Posted By allessence
ok, I guess the Non pro card is lost on you guys...

ok, I guess the Non pro card is lost on you guys as well. chuckle, chuckle.

I just know the difference between what I can do now and what I could do back then.

Few more years I'll be in...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 10-06-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 794
Posted By allessence
Thanks. Those are fun to make. Thanks. :) ...

Thanks. Those are fun to make.

Thanks. :)


Thanks You.. :)


While I partially agree in an exageration the knowing how to do something (watching a video or even previ0us experience) is...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 10-06-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 753
Posted By allessence
Thanks Matt.. Shade provided the wood for...

Thanks Matt..

Shade provided the wood for the handle. :D
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 10-06-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By allessence
Thank you, thank you very much.. :eek: I love a...

Thank you, thank you very much.. :eek: I love a good suckage :D and to such an event it is much welcomed.

I try to explain the " You suck" to other people and they don't get it.

I just need...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 10-06-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By allessence
I understand the timing of it so is more a...

I understand the timing of it so is more a problem. But next year will be different. I'm hopeful once the shop goes up there will be a shift in the work load over the next 5 or so years.

I heard...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-06-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 696
Posted By allessence
For myself it comes down to what I can get away...

For myself it comes down to what I can get away with using my own skill set.

If I have to pay someone to weld it and then rebuild it with new or known good components it might just be cheaper to...
Forum: Welding 10-06-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By allessence
Some beautiful work. Fusion weld once the bead...

Some beautiful work. Fusion weld once the bead gets flowing or a constant dab of filler.
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 10-05-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 753
Posted By allessence
Thanks Pops.

Thanks Pops.
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 10-05-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By allessence
No on the oil. I linseed oiled the very...

No on the oil.

I linseed oiled the very bottom to help preserve it a little bit. It's pretty rotten on the bottom. Ideally I should have bought some of the penetration epoxy and sprayed it...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 10-05-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By allessence
Ok, I won't say it " I got it for free".. It...

Ok, I won't say it " I got it for free".. It just didn't cost me anything other than a drive up to load it on the trailer.

I'm a fan of the mounting bolts I use on the other anvils. I've seen...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 10-05-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 794
Posted By allessence
Fitchburg Forge-In 2019

Since I had come out of retirement and gotten involved with the blacksmithing community I have been asked each year to participate in the "Fitchburg Forge-in".

It is a blacksmithing competition...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 10-05-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 753
Posted By allessence
Here is the hatchet polished, hardened and...

Here is the hatchet polished, hardened and handled.
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 10-05-2019, 05:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By allessence
1910 Eagle anvil 200lbs

One of my farrier customers sent me a text wanting to know if I wanted an anvil. His brothers next-door neighbor passed away and the children will be cleaning out the place.

Of course, I could...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 10-05-2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By allessence
Did you go? At some point it's on the to do...

Did you go? At some point it's on the to do list.
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 09-25-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,189
Posted By allessence
For those that don't know. the base for the anvil...

For those that don't know. the base for the anvil which I just call the block (part that sits on the ground). Was made separate from the upper stand section (originally welded together). I cut off...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 09-25-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,189
Posted By allessence
hello, Thanks, Me too. it will move into the new...

hello, Thanks, Me too. it will move into the new shop as my main anvil.

the Peddinghaus will be swapped back in and the reason for the stand modifications.

This way I can now put any anvil...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-22-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,515
Posted By allessence
I can see the wires and it looks to be pretty...

I can see the wires and it looks to be pretty easy to get into. It uses those paper looking spacers which are distorted some.

11.3ohms. lead 1 coil. 13.0 coil 3 , 13.6 coil 4 (lead 2)

I'm...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-22-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,515
Posted By allessence
Well it happened. I was working at the computer...

Well it happened. I was working at the computer cleaning the wires and it jumped out of my hands and plummeted onto the carpet. As this happed I instinctively grabbed for it catching it by one of the...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-22-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,515
Posted By allessence
Here is the backside And I cleaned the...

Here is the backside

And I cleaned the wires. I don't see any burn marks or copper in them.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-21-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,515
Posted By allessence
Here you go. :)

Here you go. :)
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-21-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,515
Posted By allessence
Burn through spot on wire? I don't see a burn...

Burn through spot on wire? I don't see a burn through spot on the wire? there is a spot that was soldered but I don't see a burnt through spot? Am I blind?

the photo of the circled areas just...
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