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    Silversmithing "tools"

    China suggested that I post this here as well as in turning.

    I donít know what these are called, and Googlepedia was not able to help me, but they are used to form silver jewellery. A local...
  2. Thread: Seized Bolts

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    Isn't a half inch drive a bit small for that size...

    Isn't a half inch drive a bit small for that size bolt? Three quarter drive and breaker bar and a bit of pipe equals leverage - might crack em that way. Rattle gun?

    Patience is a virtue, but brute...
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    Grahame, "From what I read, I understand that...

    Grahame,

    "From what I read, I understand that BBQ charcoal is not suitable for forging. Where do CQ blacksmiths obtain their supplies? What is a reasonable price for second hand tongs."
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    Grahame, I will reply later, perhaps tomorrow,...

    Grahame,

    I will reply later, perhaps tomorrow, as it looks like we will be going off-line soon and I am not to type up a bit and lose it!

    Alister.
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    Grahame, Sorry for the confusion - the Rocky...

    Grahame,

    Sorry for the confusion - the Rocky Swap is on at the Showgrounds on the first Sat in August, so the next one is just under 12 months away.

    There are 5 Market Days a year out at the...
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    Grahame Collins, "No point in having an...

    Grahame Collins,


    "No point in having an anvil without tongs", so you fabricated them - not exactly true path blacksmithing, but a nice job!

    The blacksmithing forums tell you to make the first...
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    Thanks, Marc. An environmentally friendly...

    Thanks, Marc.

    An environmentally friendly solution to the problem, but the logistics may be a bugger. Maybe the tools could be taken down the back for the livestock to lick clean?

    I brought a...
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    Thanks, DSEL74. That is about what Jack...

    Thanks, DSEL74.

    That is about what Jack Andrews recommends in "New Edge of the Anvil" too. (I finally dug out my Blacksmithing books to see what I could find in there.)

    I will take the info to...
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    Thanks, code4pay. Too many tools there to use...

    Thanks, code4pay.

    Too many tools there to use 'em all. The "users" will look OK but the wall hangers need to be looked after somehow. They have been sitting there for a few years now, so there is...
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    Displaying Tools in Heritage Village

    First up, I did think about a search on this but couldn't think of the terms that would give meaningful results.

    I have an opportunity to work in the Blacksmiths Shop at the local Heritage...
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    If you really want some anvil envy check out...

    If you really want some anvil envy check out Anvilfire and Far West Forge sites in good old US of A. There is a couple of years of reading on Anvilfire alone.

    You do not say just exactly what...
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