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Forging: Can I Play With Madness!

Discussion in 'Redmeadow Knives & T.Knotts Knives' started by lessismore, Jul 26, 2018.

  1. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
     
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  2. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Having been bitten by the forging bug, I'm seriously looking into a rounding hammer, around 2.5 lbs would be nice.

    For now, I've been doing small projects like this...
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  3. mitch4ging

    mitch4ging Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 16, 2015
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    Shows a lot of finesse. You sure loose your heat fast the smaller your stock gets. Nice work!
     
  4. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    I like the finer work right now, mainly because my technique sucks and I'm rusty at swinging a hammer. I'm limited now because of the size of my forge, it's great for blades but too narrow for most projects. I have two coal forges that I need to set up.
     
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  5. mitch4ging

    mitch4ging Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 16, 2015
    That's where I'm at. Have started a coal forge out of a break drum, but it sits unfinished...under my bench...still.
     
  6. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    We may both have to get off our Duff's!
     
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  7. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    Uh,

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    ;) :thumbsup: :cool:
     
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  8. RayseM

    RayseM Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    My wife and I have had an eye out and have collected a few nice pieces of that stye of iron work - pretty, delicate and functional - though admittedly some of the function is nothing more than sitting on a shelf or hanging on the wall. :rolleyes: I have and have given away (a few with regret :confused:) some pretty unique hand forged, all iron, cork screws

    I like :thumbsup:

    AT ray
     
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  9. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    It might be counter productive, but I'm trying not to plan out too much when it comes to forged projects. I want to swing a hammer for a while and see what comes of it. I definitely want to stay with functional things, (although the kid in me that wants to figure out how to make a dinosaur:D)
     
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  10. Melvin-Purvis

    Melvin-Purvis Not a Registered User Staff Member Super Mod

    Jan 14, 2001
    Easy-peasy; forge a blade, bury it deep, then come back and dig it up 65,000,000 to 250,000,000 million years from now. See? (you can thank me later)... ;)
     
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  11. RayseM

    RayseM Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    ^ :D Easy ...

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  12. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    @mitch4ging I have no self control :( a 2.75lb Nitzan Lilie Rounding hammer is enroute. It just wouldn't get out of my head. The handle is shorter than what I've been using but I choke up so much anyways, it should be good, we shall see.

    Is it still considered an impulse buy if you've been staring at it for a week?:oops::D
     
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  13. Rupestris

    Rupestris Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2006
    Nope. Unless it helps you sleep at night. :p
     
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  14. protourist

    protourist "Ratis necque navale enavigat" Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    Sheldon finally reveals the facts behind the Randall wait time...
     
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  15. mitch4ging

    mitch4ging Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 16, 2015
    No, that's controlled consideration!! :D:thumbsup:
    Congratulations!
    I have one of the Hofi-type looking hammers with the short handle. I use it when choking up also. It should serve you well, you'll get use to it.
    Always wanted one of Brian Brazeal's hammers, but could never justify it.
     
  16. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    There's a couple of guys on Instagram that make Brazeal style rounding hammers. They're in the $150p - $200 range. Fiery Furnace Forge on eBay makes some nice ones.

    That Lilie forge style hammer was eating at me (in a good way) so I messaged him on Instagram and asked about a 2.75lb. He got back to me pretty quick with a nice price.
     
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  17. mitch4ging

    mitch4ging Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 16, 2015
    Can't fault you for that!

    I gotta get to using what I have, make my wife something NICE...then maybe i can get a new favorite one! ;)
     
  18. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    I'm gonna try to make a hairpin for mine, she always uses a chopstick or a pencil. Shouldn't be too hard, just draw a taper and put some kind of finial on the end?
     
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  19. RayseM

    RayseM Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    ... or an eraser :rolleyes:

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  20. mitch4ging

    mitch4ging Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 16, 2015
    That would be cool!
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