Amazing skill and talent -- blacksmithing

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Amazing skill and talent -- blacksmithing

Post by Harold_V » Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:02 am

This is worthy of your time. Please take a look.

https://vimeo.com/288711470

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Re: Amazing skill and talent -- blacksmithing

Post by liveaboard » Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:02 am

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Re: Amazing skill and talent -- blacksmithing

Post by tornitore45 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:56 am

All that filing brought up memories of Middle school and High school shop classes.
Cube, Hammer, Compasses, Joinery, Nutcracker, Pliers, Square, Straight Edge and a miniature Anvil 2" long
The only thing that survived is the Anvil
I still remember the awe felt when the teacher showed how to make the C spring for the compass with a simple fixture and then harden and temper by looking at the color. 14 years old.
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Re: Amazing skill and talent -- blacksmithing

Post by John Hasler » Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:04 am

Very nice. Amazing craftsmanship (and more patience than I have!). Nice camera work too. None of that irritating sped-up stuff. I'd like to have seen more of the clever forge work.

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Re: Amazing skill and talent -- blacksmithing

Post by RSG » Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:26 am

Brilliant! I love hand work like that.......
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Re: Amazing skill and talent -- blacksmithing

Post by SteveHGraham » Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:18 am

Impressive. You really have to be more interested in perfection than productivity to do a job like that.

I have watched a bunch of Forged in Fire episodes, and truthfully, the impression I get is that very few of the contestants really know anything. They make the same dumb mistakes over and over. This guy is on another level.
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Re: Amazing skill and talent -- blacksmithing

Post by DavidF » Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:54 pm

What was the white stuff he applied to the spring before the heat treat??

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Re: Amazing skill and talent -- blacksmithing

Post by tornitore45 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:40 am

I think is a paste of Boric Acid mixed with Alcohol. You noticed he set the covered part on fire to burn off the alcohol before placing it in the furnace.
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Re: Amazing skill and talent -- blacksmithing

Post by RSG » Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:53 am

tornitore45 wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:40 am
I think is a paste of Boric Acid mixed with Alcohol. You noticed he set the covered part on fire to burn off the alcohol before placing it in the furnace.
To add to the above, it reduces the hard scale caused be the hardening process.
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Re: Amazing skill and talent -- blacksmithing

Post by RSG » Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:56 am

SteveHGraham wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:18 am
Impressive. You really have to be more interested in perfection than productivity to do a job like that.
Not so, I do it all the time, whether its a custom one-off reel or a collection of reels, yes it does take longer but the price must reflect that or you won't do it for long.
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Re: Amazing skill and talent -- blacksmithing

Post by SteveHGraham » Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:15 pm

I learned about boric acid and hardening from a W.R. Smith DVD. When that man dies, a world of information will go with him.

He called his process "the disappearing shadow method." While he heated a tool bit, a shadow was visible on the bottom of it, and it eventually disappeared. Somehow he knew that was important.
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Re: Amazing skill and talent -- blacksmithing

Post by Mr Ron » Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:31 pm

Watching that video was a humbling experience. Never in my life could I pull off anything like that; a totally impossible task. There has to be more to that story; like how could one man do all that by himself. I would have to believe he had some help.
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