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Local smith Grant Stromgren who I met through the Guild of Metal Smiths stopped by the shop the other day to try out my treadle hammer. He was trying to make a decision on weather to buy the same hammer kit that I built. It didn’t take him long to swing I’m into the yes category.
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Local smith Grant Stromgren who I met through the Guild of Metal Smiths stopped by the shop the other day to try out my treadle hammer. He was trying to make a decision on weather to buy the same hammer kit that I built. It didn’t take him long to swing I’m into the yes category.

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My first set of fullering dies for the treadle hammer. These worked better than I expected, they really moved a lot of material.
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My first set of fullering dies for the treadle hammer. These worked better than I expected, they really moved a lot of material.

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The upper press and the new table are finally together! I ended up using a extra piece of 1/4 stainless I had laying around for the table top so its nice and shiny right now.
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The upper press and the new table are finally together! I ended up using a extra piece of 1/4 stainless I had laying around for the table top so its nice and shiny right now.

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The pump motor and tank layout. Its a tight fit but fits under the press perfectly.
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The pump motor and tank layout. Its a tight fit but fits under the press perfectly.

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The weather has been perfect for firing up the forge. I took a break from building the press and made some more samples to bring out to a job proposal later this week.
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The weather has been perfect for firing up the forge. I took a break from building the press and made some more samples to bring out to a job proposal later this week.

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Apple shavings on the pole lathe … .
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Apple shavings on the pole lathe … .

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New leaf designs.
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Parts are rolling in for the forging press. I’m going to try using a old 3hp 3 phase motor I had laying around. After I use the phase converter the output should be about 70% so it should be just about perfect.
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Parts are rolling in for the forging press. I’m going to try using a old 3hp 3 phase motor I had laying around. After I use the phase converter the output should be about 70% so it should be just about perfect.

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Welding…Done! A few epic welding sessions over the last few days but I slugged it out. Pre heat and double pass on every weld. That helmet was new when I started.

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Working on a new bowl made of Apple. Experimenting with a different profile this time.

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