A helping hand in the forging shop.....

EdCaffreyMS

"The Montana Bladesmith"
I've used this device in the shop for a long time, but never thought it was worth sharing until a fellow Bladesmith was in the shop yesterday, saw it, and inquired about what it was.....

It's a vise I built as a holding device for 4-ways, for situations where I wanted to assemble/hold things for MIG welding, prior to forging into a square.

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It can also take your mind into new directions as far as how you can vary the way of stacking steel for billets....
the next image is the beginnings of my "Celtic Knot" pattern

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Most folks can reverse engineer it and build one, but if you have any questions, feel free to ask!
 
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vlegski

Well-Known Member
Chalk up another win from Ed. Just so happens I have the parts and pieces to build one. Thanks for sharing ! Funny part is I was just getting ready to Pm, as pictures weren't showing on my tablet. Then they magically appeared . Little early for Xmas present but I'll take it..
 

Chris Railey

KNIFE MAKER
I've used this device in the shop for a long time, but never thought it was worth sharing until a fellow Bladesmith was in the shop yesterday, saw it, and inquired about what it was.....

It's a vise I built as a holding device for 4-ways, for situations where I wanted to assemble/hold things for MIG welding, prior to forging into a square.

IMG-5530.jpg


IMG-5529.jpg


IMG-5527.jpg


IMG-5526.jpg


IMG-5528.jpg


It can also take your mind into new directions as far as how you can vary the way of stacking steel for billets....
the next image is the beginnings of my "Celtic Knot" pattern

IMG-5531.jpg


Most folks can reverse engineer it and build one, but if you have any questions, feel free to ask!

I thought it was manual squaring dies...lol
 
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