For the Steel pounders

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For the Steel pounders

Post by saustin1967 » Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:40 am

As good a place as any for this.
Found an interesting site the other day, due to my new found interest in heating up steel and pounding on it.

http://www.iforgeiron.com/

Check it out if you are interested in this sort of thing.
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Re: For the Steel pounders

Post by saustin1967 » Thu Jun 05, 2014 1:37 pm

Found the proper home for this.
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Re: For the Steel pounders

Post by Pointman » Fri Jun 06, 2014 6:28 am

Nice find. Looks like a lot of resources.

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Re: For the Steel pounders

Post by redrob » Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:39 am

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 Blacksmithing by Lorelei Sims is also pretty good. I recently got two volumes of Mark Aspery's Mastering the Fundamentals of Blacksmithing which are good, but $60 a piece. He has a number of YouTube videos as well that are worth checking out.

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Re: For the Steel pounders

Post by isurvivalist » Sat Nov 01, 2014 10:38 am

I have The Backyard Blacksmith by Sims. Pretty good starter.

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Re: For the Steel pounders

Post by MaxEntropy » Mon Oct 05, 2015 6:11 am

there are numerous blacksmithing organizations in Texas. Go to www.habairon.com, the Houston Area Blacksmith Association website, for links.

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Re: For the Steel pounders

Post by saustin1967 » Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:06 am

MaxEntropy wrote:there are numerous blacksmithing organizations in Texas. Go to http://www.habairon.com, the Houston Area Blacksmith Association website, for links.
Yes, sir, very aware of those organizations.
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Re: For the Steel pounders

Post by MaxEntropy » Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:47 am

If anyone in the Houston Area is interested in blacksmithing, HABA has two sister clubs; one meets at Armand Bayou and the other at the Magnolia Depot. Check the HABA website for specific time and dates. We have forges, anvils, coal and steel available for members and a year membership is only $20.00. There is always experienced smiths available to mentor beginners. Also, Magnolia Smithy has a Facebook page for just the Magnolia club, HABA has a Facebook page for the AB club and is our parent organization. Hope to see some of you soon.

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Re: For the Steel pounders

Post by saustin1967 » Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:11 pm

Just found this on the interwebs, might be of some assistance with those mystery metal heat treats, as well as know metal

destructive test Heat Treat.jpg
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Re: For the Steel pounders

Post by MaxEntropy » Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:52 pm

Any indication of what the steel chemistry is and how it was processed?

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