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  2. Gerhard

    Today's Forgings

    From what little I know that's a beautiful part of the world.......and from where I stand you're living the dream
  3. John Page

    Building a Metal Dust Collector

    Great stuff Niels! This is a wonderful endeavor that I'm excited to continue watching- a very relevant application of engineering towards a frustrating problem. Have you tried a stack of neutral density lenses? One or two of those on a small aperture with an IR filter thrown in should do the trick. I'm not sure if the ND filters measure strength in the same way as the welding shade intensity scale, but it might be worth a try. Cheers!
  4. Clifford Brewer

    Today's Forgings

    Elk fever is goin around here.........................
  5. AndyB

    Building a Metal Dust Collector

    That was actually all I found. I could agree with that that even a eye piece rigged in front of the lense would work. It wouldn’t even have to be the hole mask just the glass portion with the autodarkener
  6. AndyB

    Break Drum Forge

    lmfao yea that's why I don't use photo bucket.
  7. C Craft

    Break Drum Forge

    Good I wasn't sure if it worked or not. I do not use Photobucket anymore, but the bas$%#$%&*&* still are holding about 400 of my pictures hostage and every so often I slip in and get one at a time out!! Feel kind of like I am smuggling somebody out of Berlin.
  8. AndyB

    Break Drum Forge

    I’m almost set just waiting on my anvil to get here. I could easily use my aso but I’ve got things I still have to make for the anvil and I don’t want to make them for the cast iron aso lol. My forge I purposely built low I have a low roof on the carport I wanted to be able to bring it under that and be able to forge even if it was raining. As far as anvil stand height I may actually have to cut it down some I’ll just have to wait and see lol.
  9. Jerrod Miller

    Building a Metal Dust Collector

    That link did produce anything useful when I clicked on it (welding and lens related products, but not a good video lens for use during welding). I can tell you that I looked really hard in the past for one and could not find anything suitable. The best thing I could rig up was a camera operator holding a welding hood replacement lens in front of the camera right before welding started.
  10. Michael Stuart

    Break Drum Forge

    Looks like you're all set now, but I thought I'd mention that a soup or juice can can be used to connect a blower or other fittings to pipe. For putting a smaller pipe into a bigger one, get a can that just fits over or into the bigger pipe, then cut an x in the unopened end of the can and tap the points in with a ball pein hammer until they create a round hole the size you need for the smaller pipe. Silicone caulk or even duct tape will hold it together if it's far enough from the fire to not overheat. The x can be cut with a cold chisel or even a utility knife, and the can will last a year or maybe two before it rusts through and you need another one. If your stand seems too short, add feet to the bottom. You can use treated wood there since it's the part most likely to stay damp. Small scraps and sometimes even bigger ones are usually free for the asking if you can find someone who's replacing their deck.
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  12. Gary Mulkey

    Today's Forgings

    These will all end up being hunters, some being clip point and some drop point . This time of year they're hard to keep in stock. This cold snap has everyone thinking about deer camp.
  13. AndyB

    Today's Forgings

    Grinding grinding and more grinding lol. Looks nice almost looks like you are making an extremely nice set of table knives am I correct? Or am I wrong on that one lol.
  14. Jeremy Blohm

    Today's Forgings

    Looking good as always!!!
  15. Gary Mulkey

    Today's Forgings

    It was a beautiful day here in the Ozarks for starting up the forge and I got three more damascus hunters forged out. That makes six unfinished blades for me. I guess that I know what I'll be doing for a while.
  16. AndyB

    Break Drum Forge

    Its 6 inches in height from what the diagrams online are saying. That should be fairly comfortable for me to work with.
  17. AndyB

    Break Drum Forge

    yes the height of the stand is roughly 25 inches. That's what I had the guy cut the 4 by 4s to. The stand is all bolted together, I over did myself working on it today so I'll have to finish it off tomorrow. I didn't get enough of the all threads to do the bottom. So for the bottom I'm settling for 2 by 4s to keep it together. It's starting to look good though. Sadly it was un treated wood that I had gotten. It was 70 percent off so I didn't care. So I will have to paint it. But I plan on using the bbq paint for it the high temp. To give it some sort of protection. But yea a lot of work done and its starting to come together.
  18. MatthewBerry

    1st Century Roman "Fulham" Gladius and Scabbard

    Wow! Beautiful. Are the panels on the scabbard done with reposse or pres blech? They’re great. I’d love to see a closer shot of the whole handle.
  19. Jeremy Blohm

    Break Drum Forge

    Do you have the height of the stand set already? The Ebay anvil is really short compared to most anvils. When I get back home I can get a measurement of the height of mine for you if you need it.
  20. AndyB

    Break Drum Forge

    Yea the guy said 5 to 7 days so probably by saturday or mondy. ~I also notice, as I'm sitting here drilling the holes in my 4 by 4s there are some high ones, So I'm going to have to belt sand it a bit to get it to a flat surface. How ever, since I am sort one 25 inch length 4 by 4 what I am considering is doing 2 rows of 4 on the outside, then in the middle doing the rows of three. I'm not planning on running the bolts through the base of the 4 by 4s I'm afraid I screwed that side of it up. Oh well. But how ever I am planning on securing them together using 2 by 4 that I have left over from my shed that should be good enough along with some decking screws.
  21. Jeremy Blohm

    Break Drum Forge

    Man my anvil took 2 weeks to get to me. But then again it came out of California and had to make it to Michigan...your a lot closer to California than me.
  22. AndyB

    Break Drum Forge

    Oh the only thing I was goin after was a flat surface because I am planning on bolting my anvil in. So I wanted it at least leveled. I've also got one that's higher than the rest I'm thinking that's going to throw it off a bit so I'm more than likely going to have to sand it down.
  23. Vern Wimmer

    Break Drum Forge

    Don't worry about sanding the 4x4s. A bit of use will settle the anviln in.
  24. AndyB

    Break Drum Forge

    Yea lol it would come in handy, how ever I had home depot cut them for me. I currently do not have a truck so I have to get everything pre cut at the store. So having a car and doing this is kind of a challenge in some ways lol.
  25. aweller

    Break Drum Forge

    +1 for the portable bandsaw setup, I have a similar setup and it’s so worth it... Though I see a dry cut metal miter saw (not an abrasive cutoff wheel) being even better... Friend of mine has one it cuts metal like nobody’s business, really it’s just like cutting wood on a wood chop saw. https://www.dewalt.com/products/power-tools/saws/chop-saws-and-multi-cutter-saws/14-355mm-multicutter-saw/dw872 This is definitely on my “someday” list... (not necessarily the “yellow one” that’s just the first one I found, there are cheaper ones out there) when I get the money and space.
  26. aweller

    Lucky 13th - "Sami Influenced" blade

    As do I (most of my little practice things up above are elk) Unfortunately, the first 6 months is probably the most important part of the preparation process to get the pure white that the really high end knives are known for and to get an antler that is easier to carve from what I understand. The other problem I found with elk was that it’s size, unless it’s the tip of a spine or a spike elk it’s really too big for a knife handle (maybe okay for knife scales?). Also, I found elk antler to be much less dense with a large amount of marrow and a fairly thin cortex. Reindeer/caribou antler has a very thick homogenous cortex and minimal marrow making it ideal for shaping the knife handle and subsequent engraving.
  27. Aiden CC

    Shibuichi, Up Close

    Tear out could make sense, this stuff is pretty soft. Here are the bulk samples/one of the mounted sections: This stuff is really pretty, especially out of a water pour. I polished/etched some more rolled samples this morning, I’ll get some pictures up when I have more time.
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