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New Tool for my Apprentice
Rich Waugh - Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 11:46pmblacksmithing | forging | jewelry
I now have an apprentice, a young woman of remarkable intelligence and determination. Fearless, too.
She wanted to be able to do small jewelry forging at home on her boat, so I made her a lap anvil. It was a good opportunity to demonstrate forge welding for her so I forge welded the deep "V" faggot weld for the base. (Stuck it on the first try, too, luckily.) The rest is straightforward glue gun welding. The body is3/8"x3" A36 and the anvil block is A2 heat treated to about 58c Rockwell hardness. Kelly polished it all up and painted it and loves it. Made a nice little project for Christmas.