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Advice on Forging Ice Skates
October 13, 2017
7:59 pm
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WWIIGuy1945
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So my next project is hopefully going to be a set of hand forged ice skates, in the old fashioned style, mounted to wooden platforms that strap onto boots (similar to the ones shown here: http://www.skatingaheadofthecu…..kates.html ). I would like to use some old coil springs I have laying around, but am looking for advice on the best way to proceed before I start.

October 17, 2017
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Keep sharp side down…

October 20, 2017
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Just be sure you do a test sample and break/grain test of the coil spring to check your heat treat methods, quench methods and verify no hidden stress cracks

October 24, 2017
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What Torvald said! See also: http://blacksmith.org/blacksmi…..2-heat.pdf

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October 26, 2017
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Thanks for all the input, I will definitely keep it in mind when I get around to forging the skates

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