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So it's almost the college holidays, and i'm looking for something to do....

So, obviously, i'll have very little to do in the hols, so i've decided that i'll make my new forge (more and wider-spread heat) throw an anvil together, be it a railroad track anvil or whatever, and get busy. I've got a biiig project i'm going to sit on for now (instructable on the way, but there's LOADS more work to do before i'll consider posting.) but after that's done, i'll make something and apply what i've learned to some new stuff I thinks maybe a kerambit, perhaps...and a dagger, some stillettoes....arrowheads.....i'll work something out But what about the opinions of the esteemed community of instructables? think i should do this? maybe i'll get to selling some of these some day, tho i'll need more practice, first, but i think that as a hobby, it makes me happy SHOPPING LIST: Anvil thing Bits for forge Steel (5160's good) Grinding Wheels (starting to wear down a bit now. these wheels've taken everything i can throw at them, but they're shrinking steadily....maybe i might buy me a belt grinder, hey, anyone know what the average price for an average grinder is?) Air Blower That isn't Crap--i axed the last one to hell-- Any ideas? fan in a box, perhaps? both hairdryers i've used were crap. both ended up in pieces. Actually, i like the idea of making a kerambit, seems a nice, sort of challenging thing that'll look good, but, like most of this post, that's a digression. Werl, when i do makes these stuffs, i'll either post an instructable (prob. not for the forge. there;s enough forge instructables) but almost certainly for the rest of the stuff V

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Goodhart7 years ago
Ah, you make me both jealous and envious....remembering the days when I was so much younger and could swing a 16 lb sledge ..... back when I had a small forge.

I do so regret losing that part of my life.....

How about a Klingon Bathleth ?
m.reed7 years ago
Hi Vendigorth, I have just found this web-site as part of a research for my teacher training. I am a self-employed farrier and part-time tutor. To make a strong pair of flat bit tongs you should use some 3/4 round mild steel bar, a piece about 8 - 10 inches long will make both reins. You can also make them out of 1 x 3/8 flat mild steel bar by using the twist method. For a air blower on your forge try reversing the air flow on a vacuum cleaning. A project that you could complete without too much time wasted and then sell on would be a fire side set with a rams head on the top of the handle. Happy Forging, McVities.
Kiteman9 years ago
How about something decorative? Some sort of up-side down mobile, with pieces balanced on top of each other?
Vendigroth (author)  Kiteman9 years ago
sort of piled up? hmmm..... a series of steel loops and shapes, bigger at the bottom and de-bigulating towards the top...
> bigulating . Kewl word. Took me a while to figure out what it was (doesn't seem to be in any of the dictionaries I use). Ain't language amazing?
Vendigroth (author)  NachoMahma9 years ago
i made it up, so that'll explain why it's not in any dictionaries. cept the one i wrote.
What I had in my head was a sort of curled-up moustache shape - the centre of a moustache rests on the point of a lower moustache.
Vendigroth (author)  Kiteman9 years ago
i really don't know what you're trying to describe..... perhaps a few minutes in paint...?
My image library won't upload...

Hang on, I'll try using flickr...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/76333500@N00/544794571/
Kiteman Kiteman9 years ago
That's worked. The centre of the moustache is high enough that it is above the whole thing's C of G.
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