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Offline David R.

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Making stuff from junk
« on: May 09, 2019, 10:38:29 PM »
Old wrought iron wagon wheel hub band and plowshare into hatchet. It looks like it welded up nice but still a little hammer work, filing and heat treatment needed. I like welding them up this way sandwiched. I feel like I can draw the temper just a scosh harder than all steel.



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Offline Robert Wolfe

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Re: Making stuff from junk
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2019, 01:30:14 AM »
Nice - I'll have to give that a shot.
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Offline g.pennell

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Re: Making stuff from junk
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2019, 07:04:48 AM »
I’ve a small stack of plowshares in my stash...good to know they can be useful!

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Offline David R.

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Re: Making stuff from junk
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2019, 01:55:26 PM »
They are generally good steel. I pick them up when I can at the flea markets. The wrought iron makes the job easier as it will stand more heat and protects the steel somewhat while you’re welding.
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Offline Bob Roller

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Re: Making stuff from junk
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2019, 11:42:00 PM »

I am really good at making junk from perfectly good materials and have been
doing it for years. ;D

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Offline David R.

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Re: Making stuff from junk
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2019, 12:00:13 AM »
I’ve done my share of that also Bob. I just don’t take pictures of those jobs. The resident blacksmith at Heritage Farm recently did a big spring cleaning of the blacksmith shop. He said he gathered up a great pile of “abortions” tucked away all over the shop. (Projects aborted by apprentice smiths in which the material is ruined.)
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Offline heelerau

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Re: Making stuff from junk
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2019, 02:27:05 AM »
That  will be a pretty neat job. I have a large collection of railway spike and some other bits and pieces. I would think old circular saw and chaff cutter blades would make good steel for axes too.
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Offline Master Will

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Re: Making stuff from junk
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2019, 02:16:41 AM »
That's a really nice axe head. Thanks for sharing. That kind of gives me some ideas with a medal trade point.
Will
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