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Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Shippensburg, Michaux and 4B
Re: Any forgers out there???
I made it out of rebar, so I doubt that it will hold an edge for very long.
I have some coil springs I got at the scrap yard that I use for making tools that I could cut up and try and make a knife out of. I also have a bunch of old broken files I have picked up at yard sales specifically for this purpose. I just haven't made anything with them yet.
I've just started getting serious this spring about forging things. I have been mainly focusing on making tongs and tools and such when I get a chance. I had been using a homemade forge I made out of an old well pressure tank, but I recently bought an old champion lever forge that I have been restoring to use so I'll post pics in the DIY thread here when I'm done with it this winter. And on top of that my wife had our 1st child at the end of September so my free time for projects has been basically reduced to an hour here and there.
I did brush it a couple of times and I generally wipe all scale off my anvil in between heats, I was using up some free anthracite coal I was given and to keep that stuff going requires alot of air , also I was just screwing around so I wasn't really to concerned in my fire placement of the piece.
I've never seen anyone dip to get the scale off, I have seen spray bottles used before.
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