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So, it's been ages since I've gotten anything substantial done in metal.  After class I went back to work full time, and the shop I had access to isn't open good hours for me now.  I need to get a better anvil, get a forge, and get a couple more tools so I can get back into moving some metal.  

For the forge, I actually have some of the more difficult parts to get.  I have a forge body (14" diameter steel pipe, 14" long) and a stand/cart to put it on, but I need to get burners added to it, and get the "plumbing" done for the propane.  I expect that'll cost me another $250-$300.  

A better anvil is just a matter of finding something used within a reasonable distance from my house.  I have a 135lb anvil now, but it's seen better days.  It's gotta be at least 100 years old.  It's got some serious sway.  

I'm also hoping to pick up a vise or two (one for my workbench, the other to mount on my other stump).  I have a friend that might have a piece of scrap metal around that'll make a lovely dishing swage/tool.  Again, I just need to get off my ass and go over and get it from him.
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ViciousTheJester
Rich Hewett
United States
Current Residence: Rochester, NY
Favourite genre of music: Funky Rock (Chilli Peppers/Infectious Grooves)
Favourite style of art: Realist
Operating System: Vista Business, believe it...
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Favourite cartoon character: Spiderman
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Gambargin Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
Thank you for the watch :)! I see that you fashion metal, I'm just curious, What took your interests to my artworks? :D
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ViciousTheJester Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
I got into metal working because of my interest in medieval cultures.  I've done a bit of armour work, but mostly utilitarian gear for medieval recreation camps.  You pictures of historical women is what drew my attention.  I appreciate the various cultures you've drawn and that by and large, they're historically correct instead of being the modern common standard of women in chainmaille bikinis.  
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lagnor Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
thx for the fav :)
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montyc23 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
aha! ive been trying to find another blacksmith on here deperately!
(your work is beautifully clean as well! :) )
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ViciousTheJester Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Hopefully I get back into it soon.  I need to invest in a forge and a better anvil.  
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montyc23 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
are you using coal or gas? ive just rebuilt my shop, so have started again after about 2 months!
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ViciousTheJester Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
I prefer gas.  I've used coal, but I live in the city and my neighbors don't appreciate the smoke that comes with getting a coal fire started.  
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Zsuccubus-Stock Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for the watch! :hug:
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wolfofragnarok Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
Thank you for the favorite.
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Gadiena Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for the fav! :hug::la:
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