My little "shop" and a few toys from it

Shawn

Member
I started about a year ago with a pair of channel-locks, a piece of rail, a 4x36 belt "grinder" and a very bad design for a "forge".
After a few design/material modifications, acquiring a "real" anvil and a new attachment for my grinder, I'm producing some really mediocre stuff now!
I also came across a small coal forge, but haven't messed with it a lot yet.

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Gas forge

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Anvil and some tooling

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Belt grinder attachment that changes it to a 2x48

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Bruno

Administrator
Staff member
Love it! What is the wood on those scales? It looks familiar but I can't remember where I've seen it before.
I like how you've set up your anvil with the hardies immediately next to it
 

Shawn

Member
Looks good Shawn. I did not realize that grinder addition had a tool bar. never seen one like it.
You mean the angle bolted on to the 4x36? I added that piece. It goes back and is attached to the support post.
Since the 4x36 pivots from vertical to horizontal, it is only supported on that pivot down by the drive wheel. The attachment is only contacted on the side of the 4x36 which is thin metal, and it's mount is on the side like a 2x72 attachment.
So if you use any pressure against the flat platen, it slightly twists the 4x36 part and your tracking goes all wonky.

So I took some angle iron and built a brace off of my shop post and bolted it into the face of the flat platen on the 4x36 to prevent that twisting. Now I can throw a 36 grit ceramic belt on there and really hog on it the way it was intended to be used.
 

Shawn

Member
Love it! What is the wood on those scales? It looks familiar but I can't remember where I've seen it before.
I like how you've set up your anvil with the hardies immediately next to it
verndahl guessed it. Both are curly maple.

The hardy shelf is nice, but an extra place to clean scale off of haha. Quick shot with an air hose does the trick though.
 

Shawn

Member
Here is something else that I've done. Made two of these so far and have an order for a third as soon as I get caught up. It is for cutting pipe tobacco plugs. This video is from the first customer.

 

32t

Member
Nice cutter. I have always done mine freehand. during the first look I thought that the reflection on the blade was some kind of guard!:D
 

Shawn

Member
Nice cutter. I have always done mine freehand. during the first look I thought that the reflection on the blade was some kind of guard!:D
Thanks! He said that particular plug was small enough he wouldn't have been able to cut it well by hand, but had no issues with the cutter.
I always used the bulk stuff, mostly Captain Black white...... :(
 

Shawn

Member
Today I finally got this stinking order done.... After the third try...... (First time it was almost done and the buffer caught it rather violently bending the tip. Then I tried to forge a new one but... see below. So this was round 3.)
It is the top knife and has mahogany scales. I still need to do a final sharpening and make a sheath for it, and then it can go to it's new home.

The bottom one is just a random homeless combination of a few screw-ups. It was intended to be the above knife, but I cut my material too small before forging and didn't have enough for the size I needed. The scales are olivewood that I purchased to do a set of razor scales, but ordered blanks that were too short. So I used them here.

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