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American horseshoe wrought anvil

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This is an 81 lb American Wrought anvil. After some help from the great folks over at I now know what handling holes are. The Anvil face is in great shape and has a beautiful sound.

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Monarch 10ee Lathe

OMG what did I get myself into!!!!!!!! Having worked with several lathes over the past 15+ years I had an idea of what I did and did not want. My first choice when purchasing a machine is always to try … Continue reading

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Chisel Ferrules

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The Chisel Ferrules are here.  It looks like the prototype ferrules made for the James Swan Chisel were not Aluminum Bronze (not sure what the material was).  The new chisel ferrules are made of 100% Aluminum Bronze and 316 Stainless. … Continue reading

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James Swan Firmer Chisel

I bought two James Swan firmer Chisels off of Ebay a while ago with the intention of making a pair of skew chisels for cleaning out dovetails. I did a lot of searching on the internet for a ferrel to … Continue reading

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Supplement Box

Supplement Box Material:  Figured Maple Dovetail construction Stained Shaker Maple (General Finishes) with Satin Clear coat

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Hello and welcome to my website. I have created this blog to capture all the strange and unusual projects I get my self into. Thomas Mitchell

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