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Sean McGrath

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About Sean McGrath

  • Birthday 06/07/1969

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    Fulton, Missouri

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  1. I sent my original wedding band to J. Loose, and he put it inside a damascus sleeve for me. Same gold, so I don't see any difference.
  2. Just popped up on BBC news, must have just happened within the last few hours... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-19381098http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-19381098
  3. Yes, they do work well, I didn't think to mention it. I have a pair of Filson's oil finished hunting chaps that got just enough skunk spray on them to potentially ruin them. I soaked them in thinner to get the oil finish out, then drenched them with dish soap. That didn't work, and neither did the tomato juice idea. I got the enzyme spray at a pet store, and although it took two applications of it, it removed the smell completely. I was afraid that the re-oiling process would re-hydrate the smell, but it didn't. I don't remember what brand name it was, but I know a $12 bottle of it saved a
  4. I've got a Buffalo Forge, approx 36" square, lined with firebrick, but it came with a Champion 400 blower. IMO, I gave too much money for mine ($500), but mine is in near 100% condition, came with the original hood, 8 pair of tongs, and a very well known history in my area. It was in the local High School shop class, and most of the men I know in this area, from age 50 and up, used that forge, or one of it's two twins. The other two forges ended up being broken up at the sale into their constituent parts, mine was bought complete, since it was in the best condition. I gave that much for m
  5. The friend I mentioned in the other post used a piece of 3" aluminum shaft, rounded the outer corners on a lathe, and had the bore broached for a keyway. He has been using his with no visible wear on the bore, or the keyway for at least the last ten years. Other than the "tire polishing" problem I mentioned in the other post, he has had no problems with traction, although since that is all he has ever had on it, I don't know if something else would have worked better or not. His isn't hitting at the same speed as yours. I think around 120bpm is what he timed it at, but his contact wheel is
  6. A.P. Green also makes one similar to Satanite called Mizzou (Green may make Satanite as well, I'm not sure). Two of their manufacturing plants are here in my hometown, but A.P. Green originated in Mexico, Missouri. Thus the name "Mizzou" on that particular castable.
  7. I'm right smack in the middle of Missouri, but I don't go to St. Louis any more than I have to. That's kind of like driving through the middle of a Demolition Derby...
  8. Dan, I use a friend of mines tire hammer any time I need to move a major amount of metal. His is a 50#, and it runs just fine on a 1.5 hp 110v motor. He doesn't have the amount of mass that you have though. The main problem he seems to have is the fact that the tire has become so "polished" from the contact wheel, that it often just spins on the tire. When that happens, he has been using a coarse scotch-brite type pad with a handle on it to scuff the surface of the tire (I think the pad is made to clean a BBQ grille). That has been working well enough so far, but I think he is conside
  9. Did the art on photoshop, and had Buckeye Engraving make the stamp.
  10. I wonder if they came out of the factory that way, or if the soldiers were expected to complete the "two week" part of the process. Kind of like how my Grandpa described polishing his WWII Marine Corp issued "rough-out" boots from suede, to shiny...
  11. That seems likely to me, especially the finer grained whitish ones. Limestone in my area is almost always streaked with different shades, ranging from white to medium grey. The one my friend has is a uniform off-white color.
  12. I think it's a generational thing. Seems like the younger people I know worry more about how many "Friends" they have on their list, whether they actually know them or not. Other than a few guys from here on the forum, I don't "Friend" anybody that I don't personally know. Most people my age seem to be the same way. I have gotten back in touch with people I hadn't seen since high school though, so it does have some practical uses. As far as business goes, one of my Uncles just opened a Bar and Grille. Within the first week, he said he was amazed at how many people came in because the
  13. Might depend on whether it was lump, or briquette. Briquettes have some kind of filler in them that works as a binder to hold the briquettes together. Lump charcoal, of course, is just pure wood. I don't know if the filler used in the briquettes would adversely affect the annealing process, or not. Seems like I was once told that powdered clay was the binder, so I could see where that may cause some insulation differences between it and the ash. I use the ash from my pellet-stove. I burn pine pellets, because the hardwood pellets have binders in them, and don't burn as cleanly, or as effic
  14. Good looking rings J. I think emeralds would look even better (because green is my favorite color ) . I've seen smaller, faceted chrome diopside stones from Russia recently that look even better than emeralds, and are a fraction of the price of emeralds of the same clarity/color.
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