Saturday, March 2, 2013

Cone Mandrel Model

I’m continuing to work at modeling projects in Sketchup so that blacksmithing might have more a a presence in the 3D Warehouse.  There was already a cone mandril (sp) at

So, I decided to add a version with a tong slot.  Check it out at

That reminded me that the Saltfork Craftsmen group is offering a new mandrel at what seems to me to be a reasonable price.  I haven’t used one and I’m not sure how heavy they are.  More information at

Very heavy snow kept me from getting to the shop for several days so I used that time for blacksmithing related computer work.  Usually I’m not delighted by snow storms but we are nearly desperate for water in any form to relieve the drought.

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