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Old 05-29-2010, 11:56 PM   #15
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When I attended MIT, that is Milwaukee Institute of Technology, as part of my machinist apprenticeship, I was friends with a fellow that was taking blacksmithing. He worked for The Milwaukee Road.

BTW, interesting work. I am sure it is much different from the work my friend did at the RR.
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Old 06-02-2010, 10:35 PM   #16
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I'm not sure if I can call it a hobby, as this is my life, but I forge metal. The picture is of a pea pod a friend and I forged a few years ago, it is about 39" high; the pod is forged from 6" angle iron. The great thing about my job, is that I never go to work, well at least while I'm making stuff.
Great work Daryl R! I am also a smith! I make stuff for 18th and 19th century reenactors.
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Old 06-03-2010, 12:35 AM   #17
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Wow: neat to find more blacksmiths with fgrv's, I think there will be a number at ABANA in Memphis. I wish I could go but this is my busy season. I hopefully will have my trailer back together for mid July we have Adrian Legge and Henry Pomfret from Hereford Collage over.

Ian will be another one to visit if I ever make that East Coast trip, I would like to fisit Vermont in the fall..

Keith with an anvil as an avatar I figured you were a smith. One more to put on your list and I'm told the best conference is Quad States.

Dave You put me to shame, I remember going to the Boeing surplus center in the 80's talk about a kid in a candy store. We loaded a 5 ton truck with stuff.

Wally very nice work, and very clean. Love the reverse twists, I like how you did the Hammer like pick. I have met a number of the members of the NWBG. Grant S makes some cool tools.

Roger: the Smiths from Hereford are professors, in England you can get your BA in Blacksmithing, they are very talented smiths.
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Old 06-03-2010, 09:18 PM   #18
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Great work Daryl R! I am also a smith! I make stuff for 18th and 19th century reenactors.
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Old 06-03-2010, 09:26 PM   #19
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Hmmmmmm, I'm thinking we need to organize a "Blacksmithing Egg-Fest-Hammer-in". I have some great Dutch Oven recipies for great Breakfasts and fabuloous Chili and lots of other good stuff. Maybe we could get Lori and Mike to come and "DO" our meals for us.

I think there are a lot more of us than you know. I'm getting all stoked up to go back to Illinois next week to meet up with my old buddies, many of whom are at ABANA in Memphis this week, DRAT!!!! that I can't be there. Anyway, come join us in Pontiac, Illinois June 11,12,13 and you'll be stunned at what's going on with Blacksmithing. If I hadn't had so much Wine, tonight, I'd write more, but my fingers aren't working so good.

Just remember; Blacksmiths go to Hell for 2 reasons.
Hammering Cold Iron & not Charging enough!

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Old 06-18-2010, 12:35 PM   #20
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Daryl, It's great to see some of your pics up on this site. Terrific work! Today was the first time I've browsed the hobbies section at lunch and just saw your entry. I wonder how many of us metal beaters there are with these trailers. When I saw Ian Eddy's trailer at an event in Vermont last year he had done some beautiful hinges for all the interior doors. I believe he's a member here so maybe he'll post a pic of them. I've been thinking of doing something similar for my trilium when I redo trhe doors.

The U Haul that Raya sold to one of our fellow smiths was parked right next to my Trilllium when we were down in Maryland and it also made it to the Abana conference in Memphis. (I didn't bring my trailer there as I was working the setup crew and had housing provided.) If there are any other trailering smiths in the area of Indianapolis Indiana next weekend there will be a great event in Tipton- a little north of the city. Clifton Ralph, Steve Parker, and Kurt Fahrenbach will be forging a full size post vice under a real steam hammer (really running on steam) at the Tipton Fairgrounds. I'm thinking of trailering out myself to see these three masters at work together. I may even be able to flog a few of the new burners there and justify the trip as "work" (grin). Steve G
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Hey guys, I don't want to brag BUT my stuff has been reviewed in the last 3 issues of Muzzleloader Magazine! Those guys have kept this old retired guy kind of busy! It's a lot of fun though. If you get a chance to see that magazine take a look.
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Old 02-16-2012, 12:53 PM   #22
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very cool stuff.
i rebuilt an old cj5 jeep a few years back. got to looking at those leaf springs i had left over,,,,,next thing i knew i had built a forge , got an anvil and started pounding out knives. and for the ladies in my office beautiful custom letter openers.
guess other then not having a forge, being a welder my whole life gave me a good understanding of basic smithing.
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