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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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Frank-Beer Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009   Photographer
:iconthxfavplz: one or more of my 'Wayside Finds' shots! :glomp:
Ballistyc Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
hey thanks a lot for favouriting my "æuroboros" sculpture.
I apologize for my late reply. I haven't been too diligent in answering my messages.
take safely
JoeSlucher Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave!
Thoro Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Student General Artist
Thanks for the fave :)
ViciousTheJester Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
You're welcome. A lot of the LARP pictures on deviantART are just people in a poor setting, wearing half-garb, or just showing off one piece of their gear. I appreciate the pictures that show that not only did everyone get their full character on, but the photographer also took the time to find an appropriate spot to take the photo, and everything works together. It's a rarity in the LARPing community.
Thoro Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Student General Artist
Your absolutely right.
The picture with the whip was just a fun-pic, but the other pictures were taken during larp-conventions, to give a real image of what we are doing :)
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