It’s 92 (33.3C for my metric friends) right now here in Hanover and I’ve been out in the shop all morning. It’s days like this that I’m glad I don’t have a thermometer in the shop, although I may fire up the spare pyrometer just to see how hot it is. Sometimes my morbid curiosity gets the best of me.
On a good note, I’m getting steel forged faster than ever before with the new press and some new work patterns. Still some bugs to iron out, but they’re getting to be fewer as I move along. I’m about halfway done on a LONG overdue order to a very patient customer that I just re-started today (a previous piece wasn’t up to snuff, so it’s getting redone). Previously to get to this point took me (conservatively estimated) about twice as long as it has this time. It’s another of these large sword billets as well which makes life more interesting.
I’ll be taking some photos of the press in situ later with some detail photos that a couple of folks have asked about. More on that later tonight.