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While I'm Waiting
Woodford - Monday, January 5, 2009 - 3:19pmBlacksmithing | Knife-makers | OT: Sandbox YAK | Steel | Money Makers | ArtMetal NextGen custom knife | forged | hunting knife | knife
Well, I've been in California for two weeks now, and my workshop is ready to go-- all except the forge... On Christmas day I ordered a new forge from NC Tool Co. Call it a Present to myself. My first forge was homemade from diamond plate and a circular plough blade for a bottom and cover with a horseshoe welded at top for a handle (picture a rustic Weber BBQ Grill). While it got the job done, it was still notably inefficient and I couldn't quite get the working temperatures I desired. Maybe it was by design that I simply couldn't fit the forge into the moving trailer from Texas to California, and it had to be left behind...
At any rate I'm sitting in my new dwelling, within line of site of the driveway, and constantly shifting my attention outside like a child looking for a hint of the ice-cream truck on a summer day. I'm giddy. And fidgety. And if the FedEx guy doesn't show today I just might blow a gasket!
So-- for your viewing pleasure, and some practice for me with posting messages & pictures, here are a couple pics of some recent work, before the move. Hope you enjoy!