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Old 03-25-2015, 04:27 PM
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Trying out the new tools!

Finally got "Orange Crush", and the rolling mill all setup, and the shop back in order. Now the fin part....testing out the new tools!

I started out with a few billets of damascus, some large chunks of 4140, and some 1" square stock of 416 and 5160.


The chunk of 4140 started out at 8 1/2" long X 4" X 4", and was able to get it down to 1 1/2" forging hammer stock in just a couple of heats!




Finishing it out was sooo nice using the rolling mill:




I only did the initial welds on the damascus billets, but will try to get pics of working those down into "W" pattern.

I'm really diggin these tools! Now if I can just keep up with what the tools are capable of doing, I should easily double my damascus production!


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Congratulations on the new toys but I'm worried that you might be showing signs of Tool Acquisition Syndrome .

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ahhhhhhhhhh , very nice Mr Ed , your a lucky man indeed


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Do you need some more hammers, Ed?
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Nice Ed, I know you have been wanting a bigger press for a long time.


I wanna come and play, I'll bring some steel.



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Don: YEP! Can't ever have too many hammers in a hot shop!

Bing: Anytime Pal! I'm gona go back to working on the damascus billets today!


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Great pictures Ed. You got the stuff up and running pretty quickly!

Take care, Craig
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