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  1. Hey Sam, I am right outside Fayetteville NC.
  2. I am looking to sell my McNabb press. I bought this from Tommy is 2014. It's in great shape but the dies could do with some resurfacing. I would like 4000 for it. It would be for local pickup only I have no way of delivering.
  3. I am selling my 25 pound Little Giant Hammer. Its up and running but I'm sure it could use some love. I bought it a few years ago with intentions to build a foundation for it an install it so i could use it and never had the chance. I have it fixed to a pallet for transportation right now. It has the quick change die setup and I have an extra set of dies and also a copy of the little giant book. I would like SOLD for it. Pickup only I am located in Harnett county NC. Any questions hit me up. Travis
  4. Sorry for the delay Karl. I'll get payment out to you tomorrow if its still good with you. Travis
  5. Thanks guys I appreciate it. I am thinking of going with something along the lines of what Jerrod or Joshua recommend if I can figure it out. I am not super great at this yet so we will see. My degree is Computer Science so I have had a good amount of math but this class and one more calc class are all I have left. I cannot wait.
  6. Hi all, Kinda an odd question here. I am taking calculus for my degree and I have to come up with a real application and work out a problem with it. I am trying to come up with something concerning blacksmithing or bladesmithing hopefully dealing with derivatives since I am bad at integrals but haven't been able to come up with any good ideas as of yet. Being really bad at calculus isn’t making this any easier lol. I know there are some really smart folks here so I was wondering if anyone had any good ideas? Just figured I would ask but no worries if no one has anything. I know it’
  7. If you have any more to sale please let me know Karl I would like to buy some.
  8. I wanted to get an iron kiss hammer but since Mr. Larson is no longer making these hammers I am strongly considering a MZ75 hammer from kensiron and I was wondering if anyone had experience with them. They look pretty good to me.
  9. I got a 240 line put in my shop for my press. I am pretty happy about it.
  10. This is awesome thanks for showing this. I think I would like to give it a go. Where is a good place to order the silver from? I have never bought any precious metals before like this.
  11. I got it from speedymetals.com since I had a coupon for them. I guess I'll see how it works out.
  12. Thanks guys. I was just thinking 1020 because I have seen that used and knew it would fit the bill. I didn't really think of 1018. I've ordered some of that though and am going to give it a go.
  13. Does anyone know where I can get 1020 steel preferably in bar or plate? I am wanting to use it for the body of some hawks I want to make but can't seem to find a supply of it. Thanks
  14. Thanks for the kind words. Doug, its 1080 and 15N20.
  15. yeah I was trying to take the pictures with my phone and that one is the only one that was not blurry lol.
  16. I finished this one up the other day. There are some things I don't like but I'm getting better so that's good.
  17. Thanks for your input guys I appreciate it. I will steer clear of these. Will thanks for the offer I'll hit you up in a pm.
  18. Have any of you ever seen or used one of these vises? http://www.centaurforge.com/Kanca-5-Leg-Vise-125-mm/productinfo/LV5/ I really want to get a leg vice for my shop and I have been watching craigslist and local event for one of those "great deals" I sometimes hear about but I have yet to ever find anything good. I am now thinking of picking one of these.
  19. That is amazing work! If you don't mind me asking what kind of camera do you use to make the video of you carving?
  20. Wish that were closer to my neck of the woods, I would be all over it.
  21. Thanks Dave, I didn't get an extra protective floor when I got the forge. I will just use this and when it gets to bad I will replace it with a new one and then use a sacrificial floor for my work. Good lesson I just wish I had looked into it before I used the flux. Thanks again. Travis
  22. Dave, Thanks for the reply. I will look into the fluxless welding thing, sounds interesting. I actually have a chiliforge as well. I guess when it gets to bad i will replace the bottom plate and then just use something like you are talking about to protect the floor. Mine is only a one burner forge so I am hoping it is getting hot enough. I should have gotten the bigger one but I was not thinking ahead enough lol. Thanks again!
  23. Soooo I tried fooling around with forgewelding a bit. I now have a rather large spot on the bottom of my forge with a big black stain on it. I don't mind the stain but when the forge gets up to heat the borax melts and gets on any steel I put in there. Is there anything I can do about this? Also is there anyway to prevent this in the future? I tried scraping it off when the forge is cold but its like concrete then.
  24. Awesome photo's! Thanks for posting them, it makes me miss my time overseas.
  25. Is it still possible to get the DVD's for the 2012 event? The link is dead for me.
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