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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.
  • Listening to: something very Motzarty
  • Reading: Wheel of Time, Book 4 - Shadow Rising
  • Watching: Heroes Season 2


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...
MP3 player of choice: One that works
Shell of choice: Conch
Wallpaper of choice:…
Skin of choice: Smooth, soft, supple...
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
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.  
lagnor Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
thx for the fav :)
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! :) )
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.  
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!
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:
wolfofragnarok Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
Thank you for the favorite.
Gadiena Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for the fav! :hug::la:
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