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  1. Just remember; if it was easy anybody could do it. When you've got a hundred welds behind you, you'll wonder why you ever had trouble.
  2. It's called "blister steel" not pock steel, maybe for a reason?? Hey John!! I think it might have been a little over hot.
  3. Just keep hanging around here grasshopper.
  4. Actually, I live in the Pacific Northwest. Sorta like the UK only rainyer!
  5. Actually, part of the difference is the reflection of the blue sky. Something rarely seen in the UK I understand.
  6. I imagine that in a high school environment he will not be able to use "home-built".
  7. Although it's called a "file" being "grit" it's really a coarse abrasive stick. Smooth draw filing is done with a mill file and can give a very smooth surface especially if followed with a scraper (one-tooth file).
  8. You can find me at: OCPINDUCTIONFORGE.COM
  9. There's another one that has a wire core too, you just wanna make sure you don't get fiber core like Ryan said. Oh, me? I'm just a recovering blacksmith.
  10. Are you saying he should not use the "extra improved plow steel"? Why?
  11. Independent Wire Rope Core. As opposed to fiber.
  12. Pretty nice Geoff! Humbling (and rewarding) to hear that I might have inspired you. Looks like you did a first rate job. LOL, you don't want to look in my head either!
  13. Don't worry, I was paid handsomely.
  14. You should be my generation! We had: "What's the difference between a postage stamp and a naughty child"? One you stick with a lick and the other you lick with a stick!
  15. Yeah, you probably should look for some deserving soul in TN to leave it with.
  16. My oil certainly got faster! Then I discovered that the bottom 1/3 was now water! Once we got rid of the water, the "oil" went back to normal speed!
  17. Sorry, you can't get in without pictures. Like my lemon turkey:
  18. Really sweet Alan! Love the detail work. There once was a classification of "bench machinist", vise, files, chisels, didn't need much else.
  19. As an aside; those dies are 4340 that I heat treated in my home built gas furnace. I'll post about that some other time. These were austenized at 1600ºF and tempered at 450ºF. No scale at all, just a nice black finish that looks almost like a blackening. Oh yeah, the rocker piece is H-13 (cause it was the right size and just laying there). It was austenized at about 1900º and drawn at 1100º and also shows no scaling.
  20. While we're talking about articulated dies, here's one I just shipped to a guy: Automatic taper die. You rough out the taper on the narrow fullers and smooth it up with the rocker die which automatically adjusts to the taper. Just STOCK!
  21. Just add that to STOCK* (*) Stuff The Old Coot Knows
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