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    Default Tool rack from scrap.

    G'day smith-ers!
    Half welding sub-forum, half blacksmithing...
    Made this rack, some years ago, to conveniently hold many heavy forging tools and be easy to move around workshop with a pallet-jack.

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    ...your rack is, er, rustic!

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    This shot demonstrates how the tools clear each other and the longer handles are in the top bars to clear the pallet jack/ floor.

    Hope this is of interest to someone.
    AndrewOC
    'Waratah' spring hammer by Hands & Scott c.1911- 20, 'Duffy, Todd & Williams' spring hammer c.1920, Premo lathe- 1953, Premo filing machine.

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    What it the tool in the top row looks like a sledge wit a hot cut at right angles on opposite side.


    I'm starting on my tool rack which isn't as heavy duty as yours and planning to do forged tenon joins. I'm practising the tenons now and making monkey tools etc.
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    Dunno exactly what that tool is. My guess is a set-hammer/flatter that has a long 'leg' to reach under an overhang. Example in mind is to dress flat a flange from inside a Cee channel or I beam... or something like that.

    Tenon joints in blacksmithing always look better! We did 2 square rivet jobs on the CSMM Rally weekend; dragons wings and a plate on the business end of a boiler rake. The square means you only needed one 'rivet' to stop the parts turning.

    regs,
    AndrewOC
    'Waratah' spring hammer by Hands & Scott c.1911- 20, 'Duffy, Todd & Williams' spring hammer c.1920, Premo lathe- 1953, Premo filing machine.

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    Speaking of rivets is there someplace I can get rivets for use in blacksmith "hot rivets"? I have just been using 6 & 8mm round bar, be nice just to have a box of proper ones.
    ..Live a Quiet Life & Work with your Hands

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSEL74 View Post
    Speaking of rivets is there someplace I can get rivets for use in blacksmith "hot rivets"? I have just been using 6 & 8mm round bar, be nice just to have a box of proper ones.
    I have a box of rivets you can have. Unfortunately they're 3/4" x 4" long, boiler rivets - so just a touch big maybe


    Cheers, Vann.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DSEL74 View Post
    Speaking of rivets is there someplace I can get rivets for use in blacksmith "hot rivets"? I have just been using 6 & 8mm round bar, be nice just to have a box of proper ones.
    Gameco is just about to start selling them..... soon in small quantities....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSEL74 View Post
    Speaking of rivets is there someplace I can get rivets for use in blacksmith "hot rivets"? I have just been using 6 & 8mm round bar, be nice just to have a box of proper ones.
    Hi Dale what dimensions are you after.
    I might be able to get my hands on some.

    Phil

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    Hi Phil,

    I'm after an assortment for making tongs, brackets etc, so 6-8mm Dia, and 10-30mm long I guess. I don't actually know what sizes are standard but I could use any in that range and head shape doesn't matter much. If they are too long I can cut them down.

    By the way what ever came of that Teclamet Oiler???
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    I'm embarrassed now Dale
    When I got them I did them straight away and hung them up to see if they would leak. Not a drop after about a month.
    I took one to work and use it there on the Dormac and Jones and Shipman and promptly forgot about yours. I stumbled across it last weekend and thought I really should do something about that and promptly forgot that too
    I will empty it and post it with what rivets I am allowed to grab
    Sincere apologies

    Phil

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    Don't stress Phil the lathe has been in pieces most of this time anyway, but I have scraped it and it is getting put back together now so timing is all good.
    ..Live a Quiet Life & Work with your Hands

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