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source for Wrought Iron

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Hi Guys,
can you please tell me of a source for WI?
Would be great if there was anything in or close to Canada. I am in Montreal.

Thanks

Mike
 
Hi Allan,
I was thinking of a piece about a foot long, just want to see what I can do with it for guards, bolsters etc.
How wide and thick is it?
Thanks for replying. I will pay for it and the shipping of course.

Mike
 
You should contact Indian George. I picked up some very high quality wrought iron from him. It was from an anchor chain, and had been made into a billet.
 
You should contact Indian George. I picked up some very high quality wrought iron from him. It was from an anchor chain, and had been made into a billet.

I do not have any on hand, but Louis (rocketman) has 6' of chain for me that I'll be making into billets.
 
Iron that has been wroughted!:D :D
Seroiusly John, I am not too sure, that is why I am asking around hoping that people in the know will come up with the right stuff.
I read something a while ago on the net, something about a certain amount of slag being incorperated into the iron, makes it porous and gives it almost a Damascus type look.
I did not know that wagon wheel "rims" were WI.
Can anybody educate us here please?:)
Thanks

Mike.

Thanks IG, Please do not forget me when you have some, sorry about the 3 Micks remark.;) :D
 
Mike.

Thanks IG, Please do not forget me when you have some, sorry about the 3 Micks remark.;) :D

OOOOH!!! Thats right it was you.:mad: :mad: ;) :D
If you can't find a pic let me know and I'll take some pic's of my links. I still have one thats around 10#.
 
IG, pardon my ignorance but what is 10#?
I would appreciate some pics of the links, thanks.

Mike
 
I think he means one 10 pound link ;) I know, you guys use the metric system in canada:)
all kidding aside try searching around old mills,abandoned farms and the like.I found some in my own backyard (which is old farmland).there is also a company that sells new production pure iron that is imported from england.http://www.wagnercompanies.com/Pure_Iron.aspx
The best way I can desribe to check for wrought iron is to saw about 1/2 to 3/4 of the way through,then snap off the rest.If it is wrought iron the un-cut peice will be stringy looking.
 
Thanks Valimas,
as if life,knife making and everything else is not complicated enuf we still have to deal with different systems!:cool:

Mike
 
Mike i have a few hundred lbs of old wrought iron chain from the log booms in the Ottawa river i can get some to you if you want.
Bob
 
Mike it looks like Robert will set you up.:thumbup: :thumbup: If you need it in billet form let me know.;)
 
Hi Robert,
Received the PM, thanks, I really appreciate it.

Thanks IG, that looks like chourico.;) :D
Seriously, what is the benefit of having it in billet form as opposed to the rough form? No sarcasm intended, I know nothing about this stuff.

Thanks again Guys,:thumbup:

Mike
 
A billet is like flat stock. If you do not have a press or power hammer it just makes it easyer than doing it by hand.:D
 
I've got a nice pile of old window weights (I use them to help steady work benches and what not. Are they made out of wrought iron? I'm pretty sure that most of them where cast around the 1870's.

Patrick
 
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