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Lin Rhea
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Wampus,
I am having to take back something I said. I DID start the tang with the flat part of the hammer. Just the corner actually, but the face none the less. I learned this from Terry Primos a few years ago. I just get down there and get "set" and strike a steady blow as close to the same spot as possible. The sharp edge of the anvil starts the other side, then I flip it and work both sides to keep it sort of even. I did'nt mean to be confusing. Lin

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Interesting demo, liked it a bunch!

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Why did you have to go off and make a video Lin? I was perfectly happy with my grinders, now I need to get me a forge and try it. It looks like too much fun.

Thanks for posting the video, it was awesome
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Wampus
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quote:
Originally posted by Lin Rhea:
Wampus,
I am having to take back something I said. I DID start the tang with the flat part of the hammer. Just the corner actually, but the face none the less. I learned this from Terry Primos a few years ago. I just get down there and get "set" and strike a steady blow as close to the same spot as possible. The sharp edge of the anvil starts the other side, then I flip it and work both sides to keep it sort of even. I did'nt mean to be confusing. Lin

I was talking about the part starting about 9:10 where you use the edge of the anvil and the flat face a bit more, but I didn't catch that you then turned the hammer to the cross peen end. You never really broke rythm so you have to really pay attention to see the switch to cross peen when you lay the blade on it's side.

I cheat and use my little homemade air/hyd press to start the tangs, but you can do it quicker on the anvil edge than it takes me to turn on my compressor and adjust the flat dies. I need more practice on the anvil.

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Lin Rhea
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Yes Wampus. I really should take more time to verbalize so folks wont get confused. My handle is shaped so I can spin it and index it pretty well. I did not conciously do that, it just turned out that way. But I like it. I'm working at the museum today. I just forged a small hunter in the exact same way. I will try to video another some time when I have some help.

I also tried to fold a bar over and weld it for a hawk, but burnt it up. Just a little past welding heat. Actually a lot. That coal sure gets hot faster than gas. Lin

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Thanks Lin thats great!

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Wow,very good.Thanks for sharing Lin
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I love to see true craftsmanship. Lin your a true craftsman. I have got to get down to see you soon. I would realy enjoy watching a master at work. I will give you a call next week.

We may just have to shoot a little too.

Chris

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Lin Rhea
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Thanks Chris. It's good to have you on TG again.

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Great video!

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Lin
I enjoyed the video, and I am wanting to build, or purchase a forge, can you let me know how I could get a little johhnie? Does he sell them, or plans?
Karl
I like yours also, do you have some kind of plans?

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PM sent Joe. Lin

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Ok Lin, real nice start, enjoyed it a lot. Now you need to finish the forging process so we can all see how you do it. It's almost like being 14 again and watching them National Geographic specials, you know the African ones. It was just getting interesting and then the crocodile eats the wildebeast.

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Cant say enough good stuff about johnny and his forge. Having made a couple in Asia, a real time killer. I was way happy to have Johnny drop one off for me all ready to go. Just tonight I stuck it in the truck for the move to my new shop in the morning.

Anyone that has never had a chance to take a class with Lin or just get up next to the forge while he hammers is really missing out. He is a even better teacher than he is a maker and that's saying something.

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Bet if you guy's marketed Lil Johnny they would sell. [bigsmyl] [clapper]

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