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Wish me luck!

Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 2:36 pm
by MrDvAnt
About to leave to go set up a forge and tent for a cowboy expo tomorrow. I'll be working a forge in 100 degree heat for about nine hours tomorrow, so wish me luck.

Re: Wish me luck!

Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 2:38 pm
by Icarus
Pics!!!!

Re: Wish me luck!

Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 3:01 pm
by jdidds
Good Luck to you, Mr Deviant :)

Re: Wish me luck!

Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 3:01 pm
by MrDvAnt
I'll try to get my friend to take some of me while I'm working, but he's going to be talking to customers and trying to make sales. I'll do my best though.

Re: Wish me luck!

Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 3:03 pm
by MrDvAnt
I have a few pics on my computer but don't know how to link them into a message. :p

Re: Wish me luck!

Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 3:07 pm
by jdidds
You need to use photobucket or something like that to share pictures on the forums. :)

Re: Wish me luck!

Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 3:15 pm
by MrDvAnt
Let's try...

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There we go. A couple of me making a knife awhile back. I'll see if I can get some more while I'm gone. Headed out now, see you all in a couple days.

Re: Wish me luck!

Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:41 pm
by Troubadour
Good luck! Miss being acquainted with the blacksmiths when I was involved with the horse world, long, long ago. Hope it goes well for you!

Re: Wish me luck!

Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:51 pm
by Hawkwind
MrDvAnt wrote:About to leave to go set up a forge and tent for a cowboy expo tomorrow. I'll be working a forge in 100 degree heat for about nine hours tomorrow, so wish me luck.
Which one? Im also in the land of rootin, tootin, pointin and shootin Texans. Been asked to do a 6 month work placement on a ranch just outside of Austin... I think.

Re: Wish me luck!

Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:57 pm
by MrDvAnt
Hawkwind wrote:
MrDvAnt wrote:About to leave to go set up a forge and tent for a cowboy expo tomorrow. I'll be working a forge in 100 degree heat for about nine hours tomorrow, so wish me luck.
Which one? Im also in the land of rootin, tootin, pointin and shootin Texans. Been asked to do a 6 month work placement on a ranch just outside of Austin... I think.
It's in Hico. National Cowboy Day I think it's called. Set up the tent today and we're right next to the chuck wagon. Gonna be a good day.

Re: Wish me luck!

Posted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 1:43 pm
by Hawkwind
Hico, where everybody is somebody. Sounds pleasant, good luck to you cowpoke.

Re: Wish me luck!

Posted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 6:07 pm
by MrDvAnt
Hawkwind wrote:Hico, where everybody is somebody. Sounds pleasant, good luck to you cowpoke.

Thanks. I just got back. Apparently it's very difficult to stay hydrated in 100 degree weather while working over a 2000 degree forge. I've got a visible crust of salt mixed in with all the soot on my shirt and a pounding headache. Gonna wash up and nap, pictures later when I'm not dying. :p

Re: Wish me luck!

Posted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 6:46 pm
by MrDvAnt
Here we go, a couple from today. I swear I had hair to begin, I just sweat it all off. >.>

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Re: Wish me luck!

Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 12:51 pm
by MrDvAnt
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Cloak pin that I made. Hard to see kinda of, but the pin is folded over and has a leaf design on the head.

Re: Wish me luck!

Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 1:19 pm
by EltanimRas
Pretty!

How long does something like that take to make?

Re: Wish me luck!

Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 1:40 pm
by MrDvAnt
The pin takes about 20-30 minutes. It's pretty easy.

Re: Wish me luck!

Posted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 4:14 am
by EltanimRas
Oh, wow!

[... Of course, this doesn't count your original investment of practice/study time, but still. Impressive!]

Re: Wish me luck!

Posted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 12:42 pm
by MrDvAnt
EltanimRas wrote:Oh, wow!

[... Of course, this doesn't count your original investment of practice/study time, but still. Impressive!]
Not to downplay my mad skillz or anything, but you might be surprised by how little practice this actually takes. Probably only about 30 minutes of explanation and demonstration and a certain level of ability with working with your hands for simple stuff like this. Iron is pretty forgiving. You pound it, you mess up, you pound it some more. As long as you don't crack it or anything, you're good.