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Tom Megow

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  1. I have an unused 8" contact wheel. I build a KMG Clone several years ago, I bought the wheel at that time. It was put on my dresser when it arrived and sits there still. I bought stuff from KMG and Mid-West so it came from either of those. I simply do not remember from whom I purchased it. It has never been used, never even mounted. It's yours for $200 and I'll split the shipping Tom So.Georgia
  2. My 8" has never been used nor even mounted. I bought it from either Rob at KMG or Tracy at Mid-West. I build a KMG Clone several years ago and purchased stuff from both places. I ended up a flat grinder and never mounted it on my clone. It has been sitting on my dresser ever since it arrived. $200 and split the shipping new now days are 256 or 260 depending which place you order from. I think Mid-West is out of them when I checked last week You can contact me at t_megow(at)yahoo.com if your interested Tom So.Ga.
  3. Mr Williams many thanks for the update. I watched a smelt once but they used a crucible. Are you just putting the scraps onto hot coals ? Then adding more charcaol on top from time to time
  4. Jesus I will read this thread a couple times to see if I can understand how this works. I am fairly sure I can make the "smelter" but how much of what to add is what I need to figure out. Thank y'all for sharing this. It is very cool!!
  5. Jesus would mild steel Swarf from a machine shop work? in stead of ore?? I just read this thread for the first time and am fascinated by the process. This is newb question for sure. I have not figured out how you get the carbon in the iron to make steel, from charcoal?
  6. I think she's sharp so here is a show & tell It is my priviledge as a Grandad to annouce the arrival of Neela Grace Megow Born today at 0751 weighting 9lb 3 oz and 22" long I suspect she will be tall,as well as lovely !
  7. Well guys I finally fired up the minipress today and I quickly found out why most folks weld a rest or support for the release rod. Man a foot control would be sweet too!! THANKS Thunder for sharing your design Ken Kelley for your advice and the many other generous folks on this forum and thanks Don Tom
  8. Are you using a hand held knife or a stationary blade? I would think a mounted V-shaped blade would work. Grap chicken by the head and the feet. Hold it feet up push the neck into the V, the head comes off in one hand the other has the feet. Hang your chicken on what ever you have set up for draining the blood. It could be turned in to a mini assembly line.
  9. [quote name='toxonix' date='Mar 30 2009, 01:28 PM' post=' So any 55 or I gallon drum, steel cylinder or similar would be ideal. I go to oil changing places and get 55 drums for free. I am not Sure if they are what you need but the price is righti
  10. OK Y'all I am at the point of needing to Fab some dies I have one piece of 2" mild steel round I was going to cut in half to make one set. What flat sizes do y'all find the most useful/effective? 2", 1.5", 1" ?? Anyone using patterned dies? Tapered dies? Many Thanks Tom So.Ga.
  11. Bill if you are asking me I use the fan from Indian Gerorge's tutorial. The fan he reccommends I was able to buy but I think it is not longer available. I did add a gate to the air side though. Mine is really a Fogg/I.George hybrid. I mounted it on three legs that will unscrew for transport. The forge openings are about chest high. No bending that way I have pic's if need be Tom So.Ga.
  12. I used these plans tp make my verticle forge. These are for a horizontal but I just stood mine up and cut two doors. Don Fogg has some plans or examples on his web-page http://www.indiangeorgesknives.com/building_a_forge.html
  13. What buffing it with Black compound make a difference?
  14. The Wisconcin Folks sent me a pic of their cut & tear test
  15. Here is the latest correspondence. Anyone wanna be the W.I. Expert?? i am unable to get into that blog to post my own response directly, but feel free to post this: we are not metal experts (we are in the wood reclamation business), so we had a couple of respected blacksmiths work some of the wrought iron and give us their opinion. I'm reasonably sure the rods and flat bars are the real thing. I'm less certain about the nails, although one of the blacksmiths did say they were wrought, too. we have done the test where you cut about 2/3 through the bar and then bend it. you can see the fibers quite clearly. also, there is relatively little rust for 120-year-old iron. anyway, we'd be happy to send a few samples to someone who would be willing to try it out and tell the rest of us what he thinks. best, Judy
  16. If you type wisconsin rather that wisconson the web-page will load and I think the e-mail will work as well This is the response they sent me we also have a "special" on now - five-pound bundles of foot-long 5/8" rods for $42 delivered (which includes the shipping and handling) and 10-pound bundles for $59 delivered. if you want short lengths (up to 13"), we can send up to 70 lbs anywhere in the u.s. for a shipping-and-handling fee of $19.50. longer lengths (up to 6 feet) can be sent by ups or fedex ground relatively inexpensively, but we have to price each order individually. probably the best deal right now for a small order is to take one of the "specials" and add in a couple of 12" rods (or bars) of different sizes, which would not add anything to the shipping and handling. for instance, you could get 5 lbs of 5/8" rod (5 one-foot pieces) plus 8 lbs of 1-1/4" rod (2 one-foot pieces) for $62 delivered. or 5 lbs. of 5/8" rods plus 4 lbs of flat bar for $58. or 10 lbs. of 5/8" rod plus 5 lbs of 1" rod for $78. you get the idea. you can mix and match 1-foot lengths of whatever you want as long as you start with one of the specials and you don't exceed 70 lbs overall. hope that's helpful. feel free to call or email if you have questions. judy peres218-464-3705
  17. Living next to an semi-active RR tract, I have a small pile of these clips I have never made a hawk or ax but these seem to be wanting to become one. Y'all tried that?
  18. Mike how did you mount them? Smaller springs inside the originals perhaps?
  19. http://tool.wttool.com/search?p=Q&ts=c...rch&w=files
  20. That's it T.A. I was afraid too much clearance it might bind.
  21. OK Thunder, Ken, Frogfish.my mini-press engineering experts!! How much clearance are y'all using for the movable bottom beam?? Tom
  22. Googled ITC-100 got thishttp://www.anvilfire.com/sales/pages/ITC_index_100.htm http://www.budgetcastingsupply.com/ITC.php http://www.axner.com/axner/equipment/itc-c...ic-coatings.php
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