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Forum: Fabrication 05-19-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 338
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Posted By allessence
I hate painting.. LOL... And would paint...

I hate painting.. LOL... And would paint something just for the purpose to raise the fact I painted it. Cutter and I used to have a thing about paint or not painting.. It was fun.

Thanks.. I...
Forum: Fabrication 05-19-2020, 04:37 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 63,291
Posted By allessence
I've studied martial arts for nearly 40 years. ...

I've studied martial arts for nearly 40 years. I've have car insurance and health insurance..


I have worked nearly all my life to "Not" need them.. when I built the mailbox I was hoping I...
Forum: Fabrication 05-16-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 63,291
Posted By allessence
LOL.. I would like to find out.. I will keep an...

LOL.. I would like to find out.. I will keep an eye open for a mashed something or other.. :)



I had the plow guys hitting it every snow storm with both the plow and the wing and after the...
Forum: Fabrication 05-16-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 63,291
Posted By allessence
Mailbox got hit.. No damage but a little...

Mailbox got hit.. No damage but a little plastic left behind..

I would have loved to have seen it..

the tilt is off a little bit more but that's ok too.

Now I'll have to tighten the...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 05-16-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By allessence
Nice work.. I betcha they all love them.. :)

Nice work.. I betcha they all love them.. :)
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 05-14-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 928
Posted By allessence
Me growing up my Dad was a lumber jack.. He had...

Me growing up my Dad was a lumber jack.. He had axes for his work (skidders, chainsaws O45 Super which I now have, but he had terrible axes).

when I started making blades I realized that for a...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 05-14-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 928
Posted By allessence
Finish photos

It swings wonderfully. I took the time yesterday to do the final clean up and finished the sharpening.

I then went out and beat the axe up cutting old dead maple and elm.
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 05-14-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 928
Posted By allessence
So I dug out the photo of the towel holders.. I...

So I dug out the photo of the towel holders.. I thought I had one.



They sure were.. sheeple.. The guy when he dropped the metal would act like he was 80 and in bad shape..

Not sure if...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 05-13-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 928
Posted By allessence
Sorry if it sounded as though I was aiming the...

Sorry if it sounded as though I was aiming the stock removal vs forging aspect.. I too like forging.. :) Good work is good work.. My point was the finish work is what most see.


I hear you on...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 05-13-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 928
Posted By allessence
Extremely well said. thank you.

Extremely well said. thank you.
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 05-13-2020, 05:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 928
Posted By allessence
Thanks.. :) She swings very nicely. Not...

Thanks.. :) She swings very nicely.

Not me.. A hand made item will always have a hand made look unless over finished..

Over finishing is where one is to take a beautifully forged item and...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 05-13-2020, 05:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 928
Posted By allessence
Yes, I think for many it's a balancing act.. But...

Yes, I think for many it's a balancing act.. But it doesn't have to be..

Personally, while I am happy so many people are forging and so many are discovering this craft.. The level of or...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 05-12-2020, 07:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 928
Posted By allessence
thanks.. It is kinda neat.. Don't see these much...

thanks.. It is kinda neat.. Don't see these much anymore.. Yes it is.. for sure.



Matt, being old school, for me hammer marks and pits are icky.

Not a fan of what others think in...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 05-12-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 928
Posted By allessence
Thanks.. Was fun.. Yeah. today...

Thanks.. Was fun..





Yeah. today its the new normal. Being old school just makes me wanna do another one.. Not a fan of the hammered look..

I spent some time yesterday cleaning it...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 05-11-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 928
Posted By allessence
She came out pretty good. Few items I don't like...

She came out pretty good. Few items I don't like about it on the finish note.

But it's just me being super picky..

I will make 1 more in a size close to this but with all the mistakes made on...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 05-11-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 928
Posted By allessence
Heat treated and tempered. Hafted and ready for...

Heat treated and tempered. Hafted and ready for initial sharpening.


Because of the design it did take a little bit with the grinder to get down to a cutting edge.. The edge when hardned was...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 05-11-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 928
Posted By allessence
first photo is the top and bottom Mandrel.. And...

first photo is the top and bottom Mandrel.. And the tongs used.

The center line was forged in.. In the photo I mark out the center line on both sides so when I finish it with the file I can keep...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 05-11-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 928
Posted By allessence
For comparison the hatchax is shown in the last...

For comparison the hatchax is shown in the last photo.
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 05-11-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 928
Posted By allessence
I love doing items like this.. Lots of oh, yeah.....

I love doing items like this.. Lots of oh, yeah.. I remember now.

So because I was beveling the top and bottom of the blade the metal moved away from the eye..

this metal was then forged back...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 05-11-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 928
Posted By allessence
I wanted a larger version of the hatchax.

I wanted a larger version of the hatchax.
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 05-11-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 928
Posted By allessence
Butterfly lay up Felling Axe (fancy)

So after the most recent Hatchax build, I wanted a larger felling axe.

This Ax was started back 11/2018 at the last demo of the year..

My buddy Scotty helped with the mandrel and got the axe...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 05-11-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 699
Posted By allessence
Thanks guys.. She swings really nice.. I wish...

Thanks guys.. She swings really nice.. I wish now I made it about 1lbs heavier..


The nice thing is.. I can make another one.. :)
Forum: Fabrication 05-11-2020, 05:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 718
Posted By allessence
that is pretty darn cool. Nice work and great...

that is pretty darn cool. Nice work and great fashion sense.. Sharp.. :)
Forum: Shop & Safety 04-22-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,026
Posted By allessence
No more work really.. We are still in spring...

No more work really.. We are still in spring with rains and high winds.. The weather here won't settle down towards the end of May.

With the corana 19 stuff. I think I will end up doing nearly...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 04-21-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 406
Posted By allessence
Wayne, its my pleasure. I am hopeful people will...

Wayne, its my pleasure. I am hopeful people will be able to use the information or that it at least raises a question as to possibility.
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