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Old 09-10-2017, 02:30 PM
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I can't really say I like skulls, but that is an amazing piece. Very nice. I am amazed at the details you put into that knife. Great job Jennifer.


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I really like Damascus knives I remember reading about a guy that makes Damascus Chef knives for big $$$ but, I don't remember his name.
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I can't really say I like skulls, but that is an amazing piece. Very nice. I am amazed at the details you put into that knife. Great job Jennifer.


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Thanks Brian.. Little overkill with details but it was fun.. I Wanted to have a large enough pommel to balance the knife just behind the guard but also wanted to the knife be a curiosity..

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I really like Damascus knives I remember reading about a guy that makes Damascus Chef knives for big $$$ but, I don't remember his name.
I think I know the guy your talking about and yes he does.. When you are setup for production work the process becomes pretty quick.. A lot of the guys will have their handle blanks processed at factories so the only thing left is to fit it, pin it and then do the final coating of the finish..

I have a direction in mind that I would like to go but we will see how things pan out.. There really is no market in Hardware anymore and while the hourly rate has gone up having a market to sell to becomes a really big attraction.. I mean if there is no market to sell the stuff than eventually it just takes up room..

One thing I did find while looking at others hardware like latches and hinges is there is very little variation even if made states apart.. this to me means they are all copying each other..

That is certainly not me.. But then again the blacksmithing is supposed to be for fun as the farrier work has exploded into a juggernaut.. Would be nice to have at least one day off a week..
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Friday I was involved with a conversation with a local trucker here in Lake Chuck and asked him if he had any old leaf spring sets or broken pieces he might have laying around.

He spoke with a co-worker, they have about 10 trucks and folk that work in the shop, co-worker walked out of the shop and we had more coffee.

Lots of noise around that shop so we were in the office to be able to hear one another.

As I got ready to leave he told me he had placed a few springs in the back of my little truck.

Imagine my surprise when I found two complete sets still together and a load of loose springs in the mix.

I had to walk back inside to tell him thanks for the booty.

Poor little S-10 had an ass load of steel while driving out to the farm.
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Friday I was involved with a conversation with a local trucker here in Lake Chuck and asked him if he had any old leaf spring sets or broken pieces he might have laying around.

He spoke with a co-worker, they have about 10 trucks and folk that work in the shop, co-worker walked out of the shop and we had more coffee.

Lots of noise around that shop so we were in the office to be able to hear one another.

As I got ready to leave he told me he had placed a few springs in the back of my little truck.

Imagine my surprise when I found two complete sets still together and a load of loose springs in the mix.

I had to walk back inside to tell him thanks for the booty.

Poor little S-10 had an ass load of steel while driving out to the farm.

That is awesome.. Great find.. most those springs are huge compared to pickup truck springs, good thing you have a power hammer.

Last year or the year before I had seen a Mack and the springs must have been 3/4" thick and 4" wide.. with out a power hammer it would just be arm abuse for very little return..
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Old 09-19-2017, 02:59 AM
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Jen, a plasma cutter is your friend when making things with these springs, when cut to size and welded over, folding gets much easier.

If I had a 1000 or 500 lb hammer I'm sure things would be much easier.

I'd love to have a more useful digital camera with the dvr attachment for recording, but then I'd have to edit which would be no feat I could as yet make useful.

Just the fact of my tipping/edging shredder blades would be a great help for other Smiths learning the craft, but for now................... the hammer blows only echo around the neighborhood in the dark of night letting neighbors know that "he's up to something again".

I so need to add a separate off shed 20'x20' with a dirt floor mostly to put the forges, hammers etc into. I have to be so careful with exposed wood framing in the shop working steel. I can see an outside wall and the inside wall covered with tin to reduce that hazard with only enough concrete pads for the hammers and other tooling and work table.
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