Not totally applicable to Texas, but i am a big fan of Junglecrafty.
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It sounds like you are talking about something besides sumac. ;) Unfortunately, I don't have a source for it here in my neighborhood. If anyone knows of a stand around Austin, please let me know. I recently found out that the red stuff used to garnish hummus as well as the Middle Eastern spice za'at...
- Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:24 pm
- Forum: General Chatter
- Topic: Top/Favorite 10 Items to bring out
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1. Mora (has done everything I have needed it to and is nice and light) 2. Hat (important for a redhead who is going bald) 3. Lightweight, quick-drying pants (a must when camping with Jesse) 4. Lightweight, quick-drying underwear (see above) 5. Wool socks (I no longer wear anything else) 6. Staff (v...
IIRC, rasps are made from W1 which is a water-hardening steel. I think I would still temper that piece though. When working with mystery steel, I was told to quench a sample in oil and then test with a file. If a file still bit, quench in water. If the file still bit, it isn't hardenable. It seems t...
- Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:39 am
- Forum: Recommendations
- Topic: For the Steel pounders
- Replies: 10
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It's an excellent resource. Be sure to check out the blueprints. Anvilfire.com is still up and has a number of good articles for the beginning smith. My two favorite books on the subject are The New Edge of the Anvil by Jack Andrews and The Complete Modern Blacksmith by Alexander Weygers. Backyard B...
Can you achieve welding heat with your setup? Well Rob, have not actually tried that yet. Doing good to flatten steel, do not think I am quite ready for forge welding an axe head. I will let you know when I am ready to give it a try. ;-} Slow is smooth, smooth is fast. I was just wondering if your ...
got to find me an anvil. Do you have a local junkyard? I doubt you would find a proper anvil there, but there may be many good substitutes there. Railroad track is an excellent substitute. I recently saw a two-foot long piece of 2-1/2" hex 4140 for around $200. Set up on end, that would make a fine...