The Forestry Forum is sponsored in part by:

iDRY Vacuum Kilns


Forestry Forum
Sponsored by:


TimberKing Sawmills



Toll Free 1-800-582-0470

LogRite Tools



Norwood Industries Inc.




Your source for Portable Sawmills, Edgers, Resaws, Sharpeners, Setters, Bandsaw Blades and Sawmill Parts

EZ Boardwalk Sawmills. More Saw For Less Money!

STIHLDealers.com sponsored by Northeast STIHL


Woodland Sawmills

Peterson Swingmills

 KASCO SharpTech WoodMaxx Blades

Turbosawmill

Sawmill Exchange

Michigan Firewood, your BRUTE FORCE Authorized Dealer

FARMA


Baker Products

ECHO-Bearcat

iDRY Wood Lumber Vacuum Drying for everyon

Nyle Kiln Dry Systems




Author Topic: Here you go Poston  (Read 1611 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline JB Griffin

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 985
  • Age: 29
  • Location: N.C. Arkansas
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Here you go Poston
« on: November 19, 2014, 11:39:17 PM »
My swedge block




  

 


Not the greatest pic but I carried this 65# chunk of cast iron up to the porch last night to get the pics.
2000 LT40hyd remote 33hp Kubota, 160 Prentice, Frick 2 saw gang edger, Wright W-37 ABG, Suffolk dual tooth setter, Cat claw single tooth setter,'96 F-250 7.3 PSD 4x4, CS-590 Echo, MF 20c, M681 Memo.

Over 2.5 million bdft sawn with a Baker Dominator and counting.

Offline Roxie

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 6189
  • Age: 66
  • Location: Oxford PA
  • Gender: Female
  • I'm your huckleberry
    • Share Post
Re: Here you go Poston
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2014, 05:39:58 AM »
I didn't know what a swage block was, so I looked it up.  Got an education.   :)  Nice tool to have. 
Save a farm today or starve tomorrow.

Offline GDinMaine

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 544
  • Location: I love Maine!
    • Share Post
Re: Here you go Poston
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2014, 07:12:39 AM »
Neet....I learned something too.

Swage Block from Wickipedia:

A swage block is a large, heavy block of cast iron or steel used in smithing, with variously-sized holes in its face and usually with forms on the sides.

The through-holes are of various shapes and sizes and are used to hold, support or back up a hot bar of metal for further shaping. Operations performed on a swage block include but are not limited to bending, cutting, punching and forming. The sides are scalloped to present formed shapes for forging operations.
There are two general types of swage block: Industrial, as described above, & Artistic. Artist Blacksmiths sometimes require a tool that will allow metal to be formed in ways that an anvil or traditional industrial swage block will not allow, a special Artists' block is then often used. As with industrial swage blocks, artistic blocks come in many shapes and sizes; common features are hemispherical and ovoid depressions, asymmetrical curves and non-standard angled planes (i.e. not 45 or 90 degrees).

It's the going that counts not the distance!

WM LT-40HD-D42

Offline loggah

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1672
  • Age: 67
  • Location: Campton New Hampshire
  • Gender: Male
  • Just hangin' around :)
    • Share Post
    • Johnson Hollow Sawing and Shingle Making
Re: Here you go Poston
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2014, 07:22:29 AM »
I got a nice little swage block out back ,near my forge and cone anvil,maybe my wife will take a few photos. People throw these things out in the scrapyard occasionally.There should be a fuller or hammer with the opposite pattern to use with the block.
Interests: Lombard Log Haulers,Tucker Sno-Cats, Circular Sawmills, Shingle Mills, Maple Syrup Making, Early Construction Equipment, Logging Memorabilia, and Antique Firearms

Offline POSTON WIDEHEAD

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 16116
  • Age: 63
  • Location: Rock Hill, S.C
  • Gender: Male
  • Getting old but doing it with Friends.
    • Share Post
Re: Here you go Poston
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2014, 07:56:22 AM »
I'm like Roxie..I had never heard of a swage block either.  ::)
The older I get I wish my body could Re-Gen.

Offline loggah

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1672
  • Age: 67
  • Location: Campton New Hampshire
  • Gender: Male
  • Just hangin' around :)
    • Share Post
    • Johnson Hollow Sawing and Shingle Making
Re: Here you go Poston
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2014, 08:00:42 AM »
Lot of you guys led sheltered lives !!! ;D ;D ;D 
Interests: Lombard Log Haulers,Tucker Sno-Cats, Circular Sawmills, Shingle Mills, Maple Syrup Making, Early Construction Equipment, Logging Memorabilia, and Antique Firearms

Offline POSTON WIDEHEAD

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 16116
  • Age: 63
  • Location: Rock Hill, S.C
  • Gender: Male
  • Getting old but doing it with Friends.
    • Share Post
Re: Here you go Poston
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2014, 08:02:44 AM »
Lot of you guys led sheltered lives !!! ;D ;D ;D

Glad Y'all are coming out of the closet  :D so we can learn.
The older I get I wish my body could Re-Gen.

Offline JB Griffin

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 985
  • Age: 29
  • Location: N.C. Arkansas
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Here you go Poston
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2014, 10:39:51 AM »
I agree with Loggah you guys have been sheltered :D
Though i've been around some really good blacksmiths from all over the north half of Arkansas, since I was 15 or 16  ;D
2000 LT40hyd remote 33hp Kubota, 160 Prentice, Frick 2 saw gang edger, Wright W-37 ABG, Suffolk dual tooth setter, Cat claw single tooth setter,'96 F-250 7.3 PSD 4x4, CS-590 Echo, MF 20c, M681 Memo.

Over 2.5 million bdft sawn with a Baker Dominator and counting.

Offline Peter Drouin

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 9202
  • Location: New Hampshire
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
    • A&P Saw mill LLC
Re: Here you go Poston
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2014, 07:22:32 PM »
Lot of you guys led sheltered lives !!! ;D ;D ;D 







 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D smiley_thumbsup smiley_smash
A&P saw Mill LLC.
45' of Wood Mizer, cutting since 1987.
License NH softwood grader.

Offline whitepine2

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 254
  • Age: 76
  • Location: SO. WEST MA.
  • Gender: Male
  • I'm new!
    • Share Post
Re: Here you go Poston
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2014, 07:38:35 PM »
Don't have a block but do have a nice acorn table.

Offline JB Griffin

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 985
  • Age: 29
  • Location: N.C. Arkansas
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Here you go Poston
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2014, 08:00:47 PM »
Don't have a block but do have a nice acorn table.


Haven't seen one of those in several years,... OK i've only seen two of um both at the same shop. :D  Massive thing they were 6-8' feet wide 10-12' long 6" thick.
Big 'uns for sure.
2000 LT40hyd remote 33hp Kubota, 160 Prentice, Frick 2 saw gang edger, Wright W-37 ABG, Suffolk dual tooth setter, Cat claw single tooth setter,'96 F-250 7.3 PSD 4x4, CS-590 Echo, MF 20c, M681 Memo.

Over 2.5 million bdft sawn with a Baker Dominator and counting.

Offline Don_Papenburg

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 2963
  • Location: Missal ,Illinois
  • Gender: Male
  • I need money
    • Share Post
Re: Here you go Poston
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2014, 08:03:57 PM »
Guess I can't say very much I never heard of a sow blower either.  :)
Frick saw mill  '58   820 John Deere power. Diamond T trucks

Offline loggah

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1672
  • Age: 67
  • Location: Campton New Hampshire
  • Gender: Male
  • Just hangin' around :)
    • Share Post
    • Johnson Hollow Sawing and Shingle Making
Re: Here you go Poston
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2014, 08:09:05 PM »
Heres a couple pictures of my swage blocks,cone anvil and Buffalo forge.The little swage block on the larger one was used for making nails,you can probably tell i haven't used them in a while. ;D The big one probably weighs 150 lbs or so.



 

Interests: Lombard Log Haulers,Tucker Sno-Cats, Circular Sawmills, Shingle Mills, Maple Syrup Making, Early Construction Equipment, Logging Memorabilia, and Antique Firearms

Offline whitepine2

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 254
  • Age: 76
  • Location: SO. WEST MA.
  • Gender: Male
  • I'm new!
    • Share Post
Re: Here you go Poston
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2014, 08:26:27 PM »
 

Haven't seen one of those in several years,... OK i've only seen two of um both at the same shop. :D  Massive thing they were 6-8' feet wide 10-12' long 6" thick.
Big 'uns for sure.

  Yep big and heavy but nice to shape things and flat to true stuff,will never ding it by hitting with a sledge ether. Another thing is the squares make for nice hold-downs to shape and bend things.
 Guess it is kinda like a bigger swage block.

Offline POSTON WIDEHEAD

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 16116
  • Age: 63
  • Location: Rock Hill, S.C
  • Gender: Male
  • Getting old but doing it with Friends.
    • Share Post
Re: Here you go Poston
« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2014, 08:28:01 PM »
Guess I can't say very much I never heard of a sow blower either.  :)

Tough crowd tonight!  :D :D :D :D You can kiss my Grits to Don.  :D :D :D
The older I get I wish my body could Re-Gen.

Offline POSTON WIDEHEAD

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 16116
  • Age: 63
  • Location: Rock Hill, S.C
  • Gender: Male
  • Getting old but doing it with Friends.
    • Share Post
Re: Here you go Poston
« Reply #15 on: November 20, 2014, 08:29:36 PM »
Loggah..cool stuff there, but I would have no idea how to use any of it.  :)
The older I get I wish my body could Re-Gen.

Offline loggah

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1672
  • Age: 67
  • Location: Campton New Hampshire
  • Gender: Male
  • Just hangin' around :)
    • Share Post
    • Johnson Hollow Sawing and Shingle Making
Re: Here you go Poston
« Reply #16 on: November 20, 2014, 08:40:04 PM »
You could maybe use the block for a grits form !!!!! ;D
Interests: Lombard Log Haulers,Tucker Sno-Cats, Circular Sawmills, Shingle Mills, Maple Syrup Making, Early Construction Equipment, Logging Memorabilia, and Antique Firearms

Offline scleigh

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 405
  • Age: 47
  • Location: Lawndale, NC
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Here you go Poston
« Reply #17 on: November 20, 2014, 09:01:02 PM »
Poston,
the Rennisance festival is still going on in Charlotte and I think there are a few blacksmiths doing exhibitions.
I know a guy in Kings Mountain that does some blacksmith work as well, if you ever need anything done.

Offline coxy

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 6273
  • Age: 48
  • Location: eastern n.y
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Here you go Poston
« Reply #18 on: November 20, 2014, 09:18:28 PM »
wow I found a bunch of them things doing a clean up job for a lo and never new what they where     they are most likely part of a rice rocket now

Offline Magicman

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 38407
  • Age: 76
  • Location: Brookhaven, MS
  • Gender: Male
  • A "Traveling Man"
    • Share Post
    • Knothole Sawmill
Re: Here you go Poston
« Reply #19 on: November 20, 2014, 09:32:22 PM »
 

 
Gadrock's blacksmithing friend that forged PatD's steak flipper used a wooden swage to make the final touches on the leaf.
 

 
He heated it cherry red, placed it into a burned shallow spot in the top of his "stump" and gave it a whack.  That gave the leaf a nice convex shape.  A "U" shaped swage was used to form the stem of the leaf.
Knothole Sawmill, LLC     '98 Wood-Mizer LT40SuperHydraulic   WM Million BF Club Member   WM Pro Sawyer Network

Never allow your "need" to make money to exceed your "desire" to provide quality service.....The Magicman


Share via delicious Share via digg Share via facebook Share via linkedin Share via pinterest Share via reddit Share via stumble Share via tumblr Share via twitter

xx
All because of Poston! lol

Started by drobertson on Sawmills and Milling

34 Replies
2731 Views
Last post March 13, 2014, 09:08:44 AM
by Magicman
xx
ThankU Poston

Started by pineywoods on General Board

13 Replies
5038 Views
Last post November 13, 2015, 03:35:59 PM
by florida
xx
Poston has his own commercial

Started by Southside on Sawmills and Milling

20 Replies
3155 Views
Last post February 04, 2015, 09:13:57 PM
by POSTON WIDEHEAD
xx
Poston day care

Started by Texas Ranger on General Board

3 Replies
572 Views
Last post February 24, 2015, 07:28:14 AM
by clww
 


Powered by EzPortal