Saturday, December 7, 2013

Missing the Blacksmith’s Journal

When I was looking for drawings of post vises I found the version published by Jerry Hoffman in The Blacksmith’s Journal.  It was in September 1999, issue 109 on pages 1339-1345.  It is a modern shop-built quick action version. Jerry shows two types.  One uses a simple mechanical locking mechanism and the other uses an air-hydraulic mechanism.  The basic layout is the same as the traditional post vise without the screw.

The last issue of the Blacksmith's Journal was published in April 2010.  I really miss it.  Fortunately, I have all the published issues.  It was always exciting to open the packet each month and see what Jerry had been doing.  A lot of projects didn’t directly relate to things I was doing or ever planed to do but they were always interesting.  His graphic illustration was top notch - artful.  

I expect economics play a big role in ending the publication. Back issues can still be ordered.

These are two more links to Jerry’s work.

Jerry Hoffman at ABANA, Flagstaff, AZ.

Hoffman Millineum Gate Project

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