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    44-henry replied to the thread Pawn Shop H. Leman Rifle ID.
    Having an opinion is fine, but in this case your opinion does not fit historical accounts and surviving artifacts. Leman was building...
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    44-henry replied to the thread Pawn Shop H. Leman Rifle ID.
    Not true, if you do any research you will find plenty of historical accounts that show Leman made both flint and percussion guns. A few...
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    44-henry replied to the thread Knife forging questions.....
    Wick is right, good blade steel is cheap enough so it makes sense to purchase a known alloy. If your looking for practice try forging...
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    44-henry replied to the thread smoke pipe.
    Good job, found this video to see how these things were mass produced back in the day.
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    44-henry replied to the thread Masonry Nail Chisel.
    They harden find and break clean in tests. It is just a guess that they are 1075, but an educated guess anyway. Doesn't really matter...
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    44-henry replied to the thread Wooden mini bb cannon.
    If you want to be picking splinters out of your hide have at it. Here are a couple photos of the aftermath of a piece of wood that...
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    44-henry replied to the thread Masonry Nail Chisel.
    I used a gas forge at the University where I work, coal is neat but I don't have a space to set one up. I have a really nice coal forge...
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    44-henry replied to the thread Masonry Nail Chisel.
    A couple more of the tempering and result.
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    44-henry replied to the thread Masonry Nail Chisel.
    Here another picture of the tempering. Nothing high tech but got the job done. I did it three times using a bar I heated in the forge. I...
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    44-henry replied to the thread Masonry Nail Chisel.
    It is a 3 1/2" nail if that helps. It is pretty tiny but I like smaller tools for inletting and it feels good in the hand.
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    Was playing around with some masonry nails I had and forged a small chisel. I figure it is probably something like 1075. Didn't get...
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