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Here's a different take on a framing hammer. It has a taller rectangular face that is generously crowned. It's quite forward heavy to help sink bigger nails with ease. The claws are short and sharp. #hammer #blacksmith #toolporn #carpenter #forge #forged #madeinmilwaukee #metalart
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Here's my take on aSwedish pattern cross pain. Finished this one up a while back. The body has been left rough from the forge, the shoulders have been ground and polished to provide some contrast. #blacksmith #forged #toolporn #hammer #madeintheusa
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Here's a recently completed dwarven rounding hammer with some forged in roping to spruce it up. The bronze temper colors has been left on the head, and the faces polished back to white.
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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas…This is how us blacksmiths decorate our “trees”. These are some of the anvils I have kicking around the shop for sale, so I thought what better way to get into the holiday spirit! These are a bit heavier than your average Fir or Spruce…

The tree on the right, bottom to top;
-20” swage block-490, with 419 cast iron stand
-704 South German double horn with side shelf -397 South German double horn with side shelf -290 South German double horn with side shelf -70 German double horn PFP
total weight: 2,370

The tree on the left, bottom to top:
-623 Mousehole
-583 Peter Wright
-375 Brooks
-165 Peter Wright
-34 Calvary pattern
-10 Forged Stephenson Co.
-3 Fisher
total weight: 1,793
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Here's another decorated rounding hammer. The chasing has been done both hot and cold. All of the facets have been forged in to mimic file work. #metalsmith #toolporn #hammer #anvil #blacksmith #bladesmith #forge #forged
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Forge welded from 12 separate pieces, this 20 pound anvil has been quite a pleasurable challenge to execute. A few welding heats are still needed, mainly on the face, as it's just tacked for now. It also needs a few cleanup heats as well, but the forging is mostly done. Then onto the decorative work. I hope to have it finished in the next little while. This is based off of several 18th century French anvils. This boxy style was quite prominent for well over a century of use in France. I will post some pics of the extant pieces I used for inspiration in the coming days.
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Weighing in at a whopping total of 6,000 pounds, this 250 pound Moloch power hammer is piece of American history. Machines like this were what America was built upon.
Power hammers are measured by ram weight; in this case 250 pounds. The ram is the piece holding the top die that moves up and down on ways (guides) supported by the frame. It is driven by a “pitman” arm which is affixed, off center onto a weighted flywheel. The turning of the flywheel makes the pitman pull the ram up on the upstroke, and “throw” it on the downstroke, creating the movement of this machine. The ram is held in place by dovetailed gibs. The weighted flywheel is affixed to a shaft which is controlled by a drive pulley. The drive pulley is belt driven, by a motor. When the motor is turned on, the drive wheel is constantly spinning (idling).By stepping on the treadle, a turnbuckle shaft pushes a small mechanism to engage the clutch. In this case, the clutch is a conical wheel that sits inside of the drive wheel. When pressure is applied, the clutch engages into the drive wheel, creating motion of the main shaft and thus, the ram. By stepping down harder on the treadle, the conical wheel will be driven tighter onto the drive wheel, making the flywheel spin faster, translating to a harder and faster blow. By letting off of the treadle, the opposite happens, and a slower, more light blow is achieved. All mechanical hammers need some sort of cushion or release. In the case of this hammer, is has a large coil spring. Little Giant hammers have a very “snappy” blow to them. That is to say, that the die slaps the material as opposed to being forced down upon it. If you were to watch one of these hammers run in slow motion, you would see the entire linkage assembly extend and stretch on each hit-all the while compressing the large coil spring.
For all intensive purposes, this 250 pound Moloch is nearly the same in all regards to a 250 pound Little Giant hammer. This hammer is for sale. Interested persons, please email us at cergolforge@hotmail.com
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Something a bit different than my norm...a gravity fed rocket stove I made for a friend. 5" square wall tuning. I'm no fabricator! My fit and finish on fabricated parts leaves a bit to be desired, but at the end of the day, they're still functional. It's all a learning process though. The day I haven't learned something is the day that I'm dead.
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9 whole pounds of Sodefors Swedish goodness...nothing more needs to be said. 😎 #anvil #sodefors #toolporn #blacksmith
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I love big vises! This is a Holland's 18 (8" wide jaws) on the original rail road base. The vise stand combo are over 1,000 pounds. The vise and stand are both stamped AT & SF RR. Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Rail Road. The vise riding piggy back is a Starrett 326 a 215 pound 6" vise.
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These are pictures I took before harvesting these hammers out of this barn. They had been sitting there unused for over 25 years....I have already rebuilt each of them and sent them all across the US and they are all being used again!
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A recent hatchet with a forge finish. The keen edge is ever so slightly convex in shape. It really makes carving and limbing a breeze. #blacksmith #forged #toolporn #axe #bushcraft #handforged
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Here's a Bladesmith type hammer made a while back. I intentionally added some hammer texture to this one. By lightly buffing the raised surfaces and leaving the recesses dark it gives it an antiqued look. #anvil #handforged #toolporn #blacksmithing #blacksmith
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SOLD Up for sale is this lovely 358 pound Peter Wright "Yorkshire" pattern.
Double horn anvils are exceptionally versatile, allowing for a wide range of projects. The square horn is the bees knees for working hard to reach areas and supporting smaller work pieces. The round horn is capsule shaped, and is more cylindrical than a normal "swollen" horn of a more typical London pattern. The face has ample room for larger work, and heavy striking. 
This anvil has very faint stamping, but is most assuredly a Peter Wright. A very faint “PATENT” can be seen, which is part of the signature PW stamping. Besides the stone weight marks also being on the correct side for a PW, it also carries the classic PW ledges on the feet, and a 4th handling hole (though plugged) on the front foot. It also has some symbols stamped on the front foot, something PW often did.
The face is very flat with minimal swayback, and fair rebound. There are some very light hammer dings on the face, but nothing to cry over. Besides one chipped area, the edges are very clean and useable. This style of anvil offers a ton of support under the hardie hole for heavy striking work. This would make an excellent shop anvil for those looking for a double horn in the mid size range. 
Dimensions are as follows: -Face width: 5 3/16” -Overall length: 39”
-Height: 13”
-Footprint: 13 1/4” X 11 5/8”
Located in Milwaukee, WI, local pickup is welcome. We can also arrange shipping on your dime, or deliver to the Quad State blacksmith event in September for a fee. Interested persons please contact us at cergolforge@hotmail.com for additional pics. #anvil #blacksmith #forge #peterwright #toolporn #blacksmithing #hammer #forging
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Here's the reverse side of the Nessmuk I just did. It's forged from 1095 and the handle is made from Rosewood with brass pins and forest green G10 liners.
The blade is 5" × 3/16" and the overall length is 9.25". It's available for $230.

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All hail the almighty V block!
Blacksmiths are armed with a massive arsenal of tools, here's a remarkably useful and versatile one.
A V block has many uses. To name a few:
-tapering pipe/forging pipe
-isolations
-swaging triangular shaped pieces
-a support tool to hold other tooling -chamfering
-truing pieces back up to square
-a means of support for square pieces to work on the corners
They can be used by themselves, or in conjunction with top tools or spring tools.
Much of the challenge of forging is figuring out a means of supporting your work piece. A V block supports it on two planes, thus containing it. When used under a power hammer, or hand hammer, there is now three points of contact instead of two. This forces material into self, as opposed to spreading out/widening.
V blocks can be a simple 90 degree V, or any angle under the sun for specific means of support. There is also the very handy tapered V, in which making and cleaning up tapered rounds becomes unbelievably simple.
Many people ask how I do some of the work on the corners/shoulders of my hammers-this is how. Not rocket science, just a simple means of support to allow work to be done on the corners.
As time allows I hope to write more posts on simple tooling, tips and tricks.
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Holy smokes! 50 thousand followers! I'm truly speechless, and humbled that there's so many out there that care to take a peek into my little world. Thank you all for the support and interest!
To thank you all for the support I’d like to do a giveaway, this time for an anvil. This is a 121 pound coach makers anvil. Good rebound, and good edges. A little bit of swayback, but nothing to cry over. This anvil is ready to work in a deserving shop!

Speaking of a deserving shop...
I bet you're wondering how you win this lovely anvil...you don't, but you can pick someone who could! I want you to nominate someone (other than yourself) who you think is deserving of it, and tell me why. You can nominate as many people as you'd like. Next Sunday (the 29th) I'll read the comments and pick a most deserving winner based on your words. Be sincere, dig into your hearts and tell me who could really use this anvil and why. I want to get this to a good home where it will be appreciated and used.
CONUS nominees only please. The winner will get this anvil shipped to them free of charge.
Many thanks to my good buddy @blacksmithtools for the great idea on how to do this GAW! #forging #metalsmith #powerhammer #anvil #giveaway #GAW #blacksmith #toolporn #forge #forged #blacksmithing
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I meet @bannedfromthegrave when he was 6 years old we look at each other and he reach up to me to pick him up and the rest is history #fatherandson #thickerthenblood #bladesmith #knifemaker #knifemaking #customknives #knivesofinstagram #knivesofig #blacksmith #tkamimurablades
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I made a little more progress on the stake anvil. I decided it needed a little something extra to spruce it up, so I made little "shields" for the sides. These side shields are quite common in extant examples. These will be chased with some ornamentation before being finished. I also started a stump for it. White oak with some gnarly cracks. I made a band for the top, and will glue and screw some 1/8" plate to the bottom to prevent the checking from spreading. I will also chisel some heave chamfers on the corners. This stake/stump will be available once completed. Interested parties please contact us for pricing. #metalsmith #blacksmith #blacksmithing #toolporn #anvil #forge #forged #metalart #madeinusa🇺🇸
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For sale;
Weighing in at 155 pounds, this one is a beaut! So called a “Sawyers pattern” or “Saw makers pattern”. Though the name may suggest otherwise, saws were not made on these anvils, but rather tensioned and tuned. The intention being to make the blade run true and accommodate for any stress on the blade running at very high RPM’s. Tensioning the blade involves thinning and/or stretching it in very select areas. Specialized hammers were used for this; A heavily offset hammer with a slightly convex round face, a straight/cross pein combo hammer with quite flat peins, and a double diagonal pein hammer-the peins being 45 degrees from the handle.
This one carries a rather rare name stamp on it:  RICHD LLOYD & Co  BIRMINGHAM  BEST  IMPROVED  79  JR

Exceptional quality, and a darn good looking anvil. About as clean as they get. Perfect crisp edges. The face is immaculately clean, and flat. The rebound is off the charts good. The feet match those found on a normal london pattern anvil. The face measures 9” X 5”. Besides the obvious use of tensioning saw blades, these anvils have been very popular amongst blade smiths. The large flat face is perfect for heavy forging of blades, and the radiuses edges good for beveling the edge. These anvils also make excellent anvils for striking and any other heavy work as they are so well supported in the base, though they do lack a hardie hole. Beyond that, the large flat face allows ample real estate for coppersmiths and other non ferrous metal workers.
Interested persons please contact us for pricing and additional pics. Located in Milwaukee, WI. Local pickup is always welcome. We can also arrange shipping on your dime. We can also deliver to Quad State for an additional fee.
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I did this little guy a while back, and hadn't posted it yet. The blade is 3.5" long, 1/8" thick and forged from 1095 with a really nice forced patina. The handle is Elk antler with brass pins. The overall length of this one is 7.25" long.
This one is available for $215. Let me know what you think!
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Up for sale is a stunning 214 pound “Bavarian” pattern anvil. Carried on it’s brow is some wonderful scalloped border ornamentation, as well as a date; 1841.
As we have gone over before, each region had their own pattern of anvil. Swiss, Polish, Bohemian, Bavarian, North German, South German… the list goes on and on. Each anvil had it’s own distinct style, traits, and sometimes even function.

So, what makes up a Bavarian pattern? The list below is the typical makeup of one. One might call them an extreme and grotesque version of an Austrian pattern. They carry many of the same features, but more severe in every way. -A heavily angled “brow” jutting out from the face
-Extra deep and grotesque “church windows”
-Stepped feet, usually 2 feet, but sometimes 3. The feet will flare out wider side to side. -They can be hornless, or have one round horn. In rare cases, they can have two horns.
This anvil is for sale; interested persons please email us at cergolforge@hotmail.com for pricing. We can ship reasonably, and local pickup is always welcome.
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Up for sale is a wonderful 319 pound South German double horn anvil. Stamped HH inside of a circle reading NIT NOLOGEN. Forged in Germany likely around 1900-1920.

This anvil has a 4.5" wide face. there is some chipping on the edges, but nothing worth crying over, or that couldn't be lightly sanded down. The face is hard and flat, and the rebound is tremendous. The round horn is of nice form and clean. Overall this anvil has very sleek proportions with a lot of support under it. 
The Germans were (and are) known for their engineering-this piece is certainly a testament to that. The round horn is conical, rather than "swelled" which gives a more true circle in which to form over. The square horn is perfect for hard to reach areas, and getting in-between small points. Furthermore, the horns angle outward from the center of the body, this adds not only much needed mass, but makes forging or striking over the horns quite stable. This also lends support to the hardie hole, and the pritchel-they are located close to the body so as to offer more strength. 
This anvil is ready to be put back into service in your shop today, or be the centerpiece of your collection. It will handle anything you can throw at it. It has survived over 100 years and who knows how many hammer blows.
Dimensions are as follows:
-length 35.25"
-face width 4.5"
-height 13 7/8"

Asking $2200 or best reasonable offer. Interested parties please contact us at cergolforge@hotmail.com for more pics.
Local pickup is alway welcome in Milwaukee, WI. We can also ship on your dime. We can also deliver to Quad State event for a fee. Any questions, please ask. #anvil #blacksmith #toolpornk
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I got the handle all stacked up and shaped on this Ka-Bar inspired knife tonight. It's getting a polyurethane finish now. It will be available when it's finished! Don't hesitate to contact me if you want to snag it!

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Because everyone should have cool embossed metal business cards...Made by the finest folks over at Honeck Engraving. They're the same folks that have made some of my touchmarks. The stamp for these business cards is a 2 part stamp. Male and female parts. To emboss my cards (18 gauge) I use a 50 ton friction press. One hit and they are embossed with crisp clean letters. Over to the grinder to cleanup the edges, and voila. #blacksmith #blacksmithing #toolporn #metalart #metalsmith #madeinmilwaukee #forge #hammer
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