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rasp spur question

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rasp spur question

Postby ataylor1991 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:21 pm

Looking for a resource on rasp spurs. I have oodles of rasps waiting to be forged. Just need a little help on forming/forging the shank and shaping the heel band... :D
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Re: rasp spur question

Postby RT Bit and Spur » Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:08 pm

How much help do you need? If you have made spurs before, You can easily just cut the parts from your rasps. You can also cut them and make them like a one piece spur and have a continues rasp from one end to the other. What kind of help would you like?

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Re: rasp spur question

Postby grant » Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:40 pm

Good Morning all

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This post by Tophand on iforgeiron is the reason I joined this form. http://www.iforgeiron.com/topic/9509-ra ... p+%2Bspurs After hanging around, on this form, for a while I did a basic search on rasp spurs search.php and read all of those. I believe this will get me to the point to try a pair and then pose questions to the form about particulars. -grant
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Re: rasp spur question

Postby ataylor1991 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:30 pm

Thanks for the input Gentlemen! I was wondering if when I split the rasp lengthwise for the heel band, how do I forge the shank from the same piece? Does that make any sense? In other words, do I need to rivet the shank into the and or can you weld it to the shank and still come out with a clean looking piece?
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Re: rasp spur question

Postby tophand » Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:35 pm

Alan, feel free to call me.
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Re: rasp spur question

Postby jevaccaro » Sun Feb 06, 2011 5:48 pm

Here is how I have done them. Cut off the tang. Cut the rasp into 2 pieces, cross ways not long ways. Split each half 4 1/2 inches for the heal band. Fold the shank portion long ways. Now you should have a piece approximately one inch by 7 inches. Forge the shank to the desired shape and weld the open edge. Form the heal band and finish as desired. JohnImage
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Re: rasp spur question

Postby ataylor1991 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:22 am

When I split the rasp for the heel band the turn it down 90 degrees, is this the time to fill in the band where it meets the shank with weld then grind down then shape? I tried shaping one before I finished the shank portion and I think I made it more difficult than it had to be.
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Re: rasp spur question

Postby jevaccaro » Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:48 am

I shape the heel band after welding the open edge of the shank, and shaping the shank. You can weld the crack at the shank after spreading the heel band. Does this answer the question? John
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Re: rasp spur question

Postby Cowboyway » Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:44 pm

How long is each side of the spur and shank before you beat out the shank
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