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another rabbit hole I'm starting down...

Discussion in 'The Off Topic Room' started by MotoMike, Oct 28, 2017.

  1. I posted right after you did. Must have done it too quickly and they hadn't loaded up yet. I see them now.

    Those are looking really good. The hook is cleaner than the first one. You are getting better with each project.

    Did you treat them with anything? I haven't gotten any beeswax yet, but regular parafin wax works ok. Warm them up just a little bit and let the wax melt on them. Not enough heat to discolor them, but just enough that the wax starts to melt. When they cool, wipe the excess off with a rag/paper towel. Makes them a bit more rust resistant, and adds a little bit of shine to them.
    I got blocks of it at a craft store, but an old candle would work the same way. (The blocks are for making candles actually.)
  2. MotoMike

    MotoMike Founding Member

    Ha, you did get me. I posted and realized that I'd forgotten the pics. then edited them in. you must have been right there. Thanks very much for the info and support.
  3. Uh huh! Caught ya! :p
  4. Jim

    Jim Old Curmudgeon Founding Member

  5. MotoMike

    MotoMike Founding Member

    Thanks. anxious to get back out there, but it was 13 below yesterday and a test of the torpedo heater in the garage show it is not up to the task. forge is insulated so well it does little to the ambient temp. on hold for a while.
  6. MotoMike

    MotoMike Founding Member

    Brought home a nice post vice today. Old but appears to be low mileage. Columbian Hardware Co. Cleveland O.

  7. You did get it! Looks great Mike! Nice investment.
  8. WarrenB

    WarrenB Contributor

  9. MotoMike

    MotoMike Founding Member

    Zander and I forged a couple of pocket skulls today

  10. Intrigued

    Intrigued Founding Member

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    [​IMG] How cool is that! [​IMG]

  11. Very cool!!! That makes the whole thing even more fun.
  12. MotoMike

    MotoMike Founding Member

    An 8 year old boy is in need of pocket skulls. I am the only source he knows.:argo
  13. Jim

    Jim Old Curmudgeon Founding Member

  14. WarrenB

    WarrenB Contributor

    Those pocket skulls are great!

    And speaking of great, look what I got guy and girls!!
    Mike sent me one of his hand forged bottle openers!


    It works great, no slipping or messing, just grips perfect and off comes the bottle top.


    A proud addition to my kitchen stuff!
    Thanks, Mike!!
  15. MotoMike

    MotoMike Founding Member

    You are very welcome Warren. Nice pics.
  16. Burl Source

    Burl Source Founding Member

    Looks like fun Mike.
    Thanks for posting the photos.
  17. MotoMike

    MotoMike Founding Member

    I put together a twisting wrench and tried it out on my first twisted hook. realized that it is probably larger than most people would want but it was fun to make. Lousy cell phone photos sorry. forge75.jpg forge76.jpg

    forge74.jpg forge71.jpg
  18. Jim

    Jim Old Curmudgeon Founding Member

  19. MotoMike

    MotoMike Founding Member

    Thanks Jim. baby steps, baby steps.
  20. MotoMike

    MotoMike Founding Member

    latest hook hot off the forge. forge83.jpg forge84.jpg forge85.jpg

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