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    Hey Harry, I just posted a video of making your welded holdfasts "they work GREAT by the way". I had some notes from 2008 that I worked from and I know you posted them but I can't find the thread or pictures on this site to give a link in my video description. If you happen to know where it is, let me know and I'll add it to the description.
    if your interested here is the video:
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    I like your holdfast vise. Did you forge the holdfasts yourself?
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    Happy Birthday Harry. Hope you have a good one..
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    Yes, thanks. It's going to be a bit before I can try to make my own.. I'm tryying to finish something else up right now...

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    Hi Harry,
    Saw that you are a blacksmith. Pretty awesome. I studied with some blacksmiths in southern Ohio back in the late 80's. I fool around with blacksmithing every now and then. My forge, anvil and smithing tools are part of me. I bet you use a trip hammer as well. Make any tomahawks lately? I've always wanted to try that.

    Take care,
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About harry strasil
Disabled fulltime blacksmith, welder, machinist, for 56 years
extreme southeast Nebraska
blacksmithing with forge anvil and hammer, woodworking with antique non powered tools, collect old trade manuals
retired blacksmith


Hand tools are very modern- they are all cordless
NORMAL is just a setting on the washing machine.
Be who you are and say what you feel... because those that matter... don't mind...and those that mind...don't matter!
By Hammer and Hand All Arts Do Stand


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