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Volume 10 - Page 6
International Edition
First step in making a Daniel Boone dragon is too chisle the ears out of a piece of 1" square stock. Dan keeps a pair of Visegrips on this piece the whole time he is working on it.

The hot work steel Dan uses for his hot chisles is Atlantic 33. A "non-tempering" steel. It comes in a four lobed bar called a "flutagon". The shape makes tools very easy to hold and mis-identification of the steel impossible.
Hot Dragon in Vise
Punching the eyes. Dan has a very handy set of jaw pads for his post vise. One pad has a piece of bar stock welded to it that bridges across the two jaws. The keeps work from rotating in the vise while being hammered or chisled on. Another one of those GREAT little ideas that make your day better!

Altlantic Steel Corp.
35-27 36th Street
Astoria, NY 11106
Forging on polished anvil
Now THAT'S a polished anvil! Every tool in Dan's shop had been freshly cleaned and polished for company!
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