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  2. , Thank you! I wanted to refine it a little more but it was getting to be about 10 pm and the wifey and kids were yelling at me about the anvil ringing and they wanted to go to bed
  3. I feel kinda stupid sometimes making videos and talking to the camera but anyway here is part 2.
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  5. Brian, I bought the powder with the nickel already in it.
  6. I had an intern recently that was fond of saying "Neato Dorito", and somehow that is all that comes to my mind right now... You said you filled the tree with 2% nickel powder. Does that mean you mixed 1084 powder with 2% nickel powder? That's what I had assumed, but I didn't expect the tree to really come out that bright.
  7. @Gerald Boggs I would like to thank you for putting together such a good detailed article!!! I feel like I'm taking a 3 day course with a master!!!
  8. Harry, look at the picture of my forge and read the attachments on the Forge Supplies page of www.WayneCoeArtistBlacksmith.com. follow Doug's comment.
  9. I think you have achieved a fantastic result Gary. I feel if the desire is there and the time is put in we all can become proficient at this craft but to achieve true greatness one must also become an artist. You have done this here. Great stuff. Rob
  10. I apologize for the poor photo quality but it's late and this is the best lighting that I have available now. This blade has become on long, lean fighter type. Sometimes the steel just tells you what it wants to be. Since this one was made primarily from powdered steel, it has presented it's many of it's own unique problems along the way but I think that I've got it going my way now. I've got a nice block of oak burl on order to be used for the handle. (It seemed appropriate.)
  11. Saw the video yesterday, on my list for this evening
  12. A regulator on the tank to regulate the pressure and a needle valve on the line to regulate the volume. I would also put a 90° ball valve on the line for an emergency shut off. Just a quarter of a turn and you've shut everything down without having to adjust the other two. Doug
  13. Thanks Wayne. Wouldn't a regulator on the propane tank and needle valve downstream from the regulator do just that? Or are you saying that I need a regulator on the propane tank, and another regulator downstream from that?
  14. Some more progress pictures
  15. I've just finished watching this incredible video. I am in awe of your skills. Hopefully someday I might be able to accomplish something "similar" on a smaller scale. At least that would be the ultimate goal. Thanks again for the video. I was enthralled watching it.
  16. Thank you so much for the info Joshua I will be buying a fish tank bubbler tonight! I currently spent 2 days hand sanding up to an even and smooth 800 grit alternating between 45 degree and horizontal strokes, and will be etching tomorrow!
  17. A regulator controls pressure, a needle valve controls volume, two different things. With a Ribbon Burner you want to be able to adjust the air/fuel mixture just like with an oxy/fuel torch. With an oxy/fuel torch you have regulators at the tanks and valves at the torch. You want the same thing with a Ribbon Burner.
  18. Yesterday
  19. I agree, I would very much so like to see any artifacts you have come upon!
  20. Dan, I'm not following your last post. 1/4" propane supply tubing -- you mean where the propane connects (3/8" right now), or the tubing from the needle valve to the 2-inch pipe (1/4" right now, but am considering 1/8"). Variable pressure regulator versus needle valve. I have such a reg on the propane tank, that's all you use to regulate flow? I have a quality precision needle valve.
  21. I can't speak for Kris, but please do post artifacts! We have a History subforum that would be a good place.
  22. If you want, I can post some of these artifacts that might interest you to make replicas. Just tell me if I can make these posts here on this topic or elsewhere... In Romania you will surely find many places that will delight you.
  23. 40 ounces or 2.5 lbs or just over 1 kg
  24. Amazing work, the blade is phenomenal - what an awesome video of the full process. Thanks so much for putting it together and sharing it!
  25. Depending on the length of tubing t may be worth upping the size of your propane supply to 1/4". You need to be prepared for friction loss at a certain point. It is kind of a mixed bag. On one side you have a restriction that could limit your overall propane (and thus heat) supply, on the other a smaller orifice at the mixing point will speed the entry of propane into the mixing tube, aiding in mixing. The compromise I've made in the past is to run a larger tube to the mixing chamber, then cap same inside the chamber with a drilled orifice. See this site for a typical example: https://www.joppaglass.com/burner/rt_alf.html . For a forge a multiport outlet isn't required (though they are nice, and a good choice for a long thin forge), and you can vary which arm of the TEE the air and gas enter on depending on your blower characteristics and fuel source pressure. I reiterate that I prefer variable pressure regulators over needle valves, but if you are set on the latter, be sure your's is rated for gas service.
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