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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 06/25/2016 :  09:12:51 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob,

Thank you for the honor of making me the proprietor of this fine business. It is coming along beautifully, indeed, especially that substantial chimney. I like the detail of the flue sticking up. Excellent weathering of the roof too.

"You're a brick!"

Mike


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Guff
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Posted - 06/25/2016 :  10:25:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good choice in naming the building in Mike's honor!
I said it before but I'll say it again...this build is one of my favorites.
Beautiful job!
Dave



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quartergauger48
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Posted - 06/25/2016 :  10:40:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well Bob, you did it again'. That is one heck of a build. It looks great. You mastered the vinyl the first time out'..Congratulations on a fine job using a brand new medium'..Can't wait to see the interior....


Ted

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sgtbob
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Posted - 06/25/2016 :  11:01:15 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Mike, the honor is mine, hope you like it when it's completed.

Dave and Ted, thanks for the wonderful comments.

I have been looking at hundreds of photos of old blacksmith shops and while not modeling any one
of them, I am trying to pick out details from many of them. I even saw a CHAIR in one of them,
I did not think blacksmiths ever took a break but it's a great detail. A chair could also be
used by a customer waiting for a thrown shoe to be quickly replaced. I think I'll have an old
work table and a couple of chairs in that corner near the small door, there's room for it.

I'm working on the hearth right now. I am not making a direct model of the one shown here but I
do like it and I will borrow several details from it.



Bob





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Ensign
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Posted - 06/25/2016 :  11:13:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, forge ahead with the interior details! Strike while the iron is still hot!

Greg Shinnie



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sgtbob
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Posted - 06/25/2016 :  11:33:19 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I know I can always count on you Greg !!

Bob


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sgtbob
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Posted - 06/27/2016 :  07:27:07 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I'm working on the interior and it will take some time. Looking at photos I see I will need a
zillion hammers and about two zillion tongs. I will be using a combination of model tools from
my spare parts box and many that I scratchbuild. I am working on a hearth with a bellows along
with smaller stuff like a grindstone and anvils on stumps. I'm also working on a blacksmith, it
could be Mr. Hohn himself, customized from a commercial casting. Some wiring was installed for future lights.

Bob


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Edited by - sgtbob on 06/27/2016 07:28:08 AM

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Bill Gill
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Posted - 06/27/2016 :  11:29:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, bet you don't miss a beat representing a zillion hammers and that you come to grips with the 2 zillion tongs, after that the anvils definitely won't stump you and a single bellows will be a breeze.


Edited by - Bill Gill on 06/27/2016 11:31:11 AM

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sgtbob
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Posted - 06/27/2016 :  1:13:23 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bill, That one has to be a record.

Bob


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sgtbob
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Posted - 06/28/2016 :  1:51:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Here's a couple of shots of the bellows that will supply forced air to the hearth. I carved
the "bag" from a solid block of carving resin and then planked top and bottom with basswood. Details were
bits of styrene and wire. In case you are wondering, in the real world, the top is
stationary, attached to the frame. Pulling down on the handle will pull the bottom (which is
hinged at the front) up to close the bellows and force air out the spout.





Bob


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Ensign
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Posted - 06/28/2016 :  3:05:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, nice looking bellows! I'm really convinced that their is nothing out there in this world, that you could not make a model of.
Looking forward to seeing what else your talents will produce for this blacksmith shop.

Greg Shinnie



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 06/28/2016 :  5:26:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, Really nice bellows. Reminds me of the one in Mystic Seaport's blacksmith shop exhibit.


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quartergauger48
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Posted - 06/28/2016 :  7:38:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Is THERE any thing you cannot build a model of Bob'. Now really', Bob. you are pushing the envelope a little too far with these bellows'..Boy, am I at the very back of the class room as a modeler... And clearly you are the teachers pet.. for the teacher!*


Ted

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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 06/28/2016 :  8:10:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice bellows.

Jerry

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Guff
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Posted - 06/28/2016 :  9:00:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob,
Now that fantastic bellows is a piece of art!
What is carving resin?
How hard is it to carve?
Where do you buy it?
This project has sure shown me a few new paths to try.
Dave



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