"Backyard Blacksmithing" pounding iron on the forge this evening!

Discussion in 'Hobbies and Interests' started by blacksmith, Dec 18, 2016.

  1. fishingpol

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    Are you looking to keep the wheel intact in case someone wants to restore it or use it as a decorative piece?
     
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    Honestly if it is wrought iron, it has a lot potential in the hands of blacksmiths who use wrought iron in ornamental or artistic works. So I was actually considering cutting it up and selling it in flat pieces to blacksmiths by the pound.

    I don’t know if we’d use it for anything more than a fire pit, to be honest.
     
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    Where it has damage already, I figured it was going to get cut. Nothing to lose IMO. Good luck, hope it is good material.
     
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    Ok, I have permission to cut a chunk of it and do some further investigation. And if it’s indeed decent wrought iron, I can cut it up and sell it, so let the games begin...
     
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    That's pretty cool tractor wheel Brian. I am sure that you can find something to make with that.
     
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    That’s cool!
    Hope it works out to be something useable. It really makes you wonder what it was on and how it got to be there? Almost seems like it was a “tire” for a wooden spoke wheel or a wheel extension for an old traction engine.
     
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    Trying to get the gear ready for this weekend. This is a new to me post vise from marketplace a while back. 5 1/2" wide. Probably 80 lbs + I saved two cherry trunks, with this one weighing around 140 lbs and 34" tall. The physics just dont work with so much iron hanging off the front. I could bolt 2 x 6 PT legs like an engine lift, but I dont like tripping on anything.

    It needs to be portable just around the yard. I have a larger diameter cherry, but it must be over 200 lbs, add the vise and forget it. I would need a PT 8" x 8" set in the ground for best solution. Metal tripod base is out for now. The cherry looked big in the woods, but not so much here.

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    The mounting plate tip to the back leg is 10"

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    I might just take out the smaller vise that is 65 lbs. I dont expect to beat anything real heavy. The cherry will loose water weight over time.