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  1. On 9/13/2018 at 5:36 PM, Richard van Dijk said:

    It is a bit like how long is a bit of string, I work off an on on something like that and make decisions about the design as I go I had planned a different handle but after the blade was etched it just was not right so it all takes time.

    Thanks Rich,that makes sense to :) 

  2. @Dan Waddell,well it don't look to bad, I feel with every knife we/all/ you make you learn from it, And we get better at it.

    I would really like to go and take some classes on metallurgy and what not. But keep trying to get what you want out of the metal.

    You could sell it like is or re-do it. but not bad at all

  3. I will get more pic's,Sorry John is was a very busy weekend, but I will get more pic's,I realy want to get these up and running, I have a lot of work for these.


    I have a buddy, and we have about 40ft of 4142 or it's 4140 (I think, I no it's for making hammer's out of) that we are making Japanese Sword Hammer's out of.

  4. I have a blacksmith friend who has one of those converted to propane, but isn't too impressed with it... it takes a long time to come up to temperature, doesn't really get that hot, and for the work he does isn't really the right shape. However, I can get pictures in the next few days of it, if you like.

    Yeah that sounds great to get pic's of his,and what size tank does he use?

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    I have a Johnson furnace that i converted to propane just by changing the sizing of the intake hose, the end that connects to the propane tank,it works great on propane.


    That sounds hopeful for me, does it look like the one's I have?

    And what size tank do you use with it?

  6. Hi all,it's been a bit,but getting back into the swing of thing 's since my dad,but he's doing real good.


    Not sure if this is the right place to post,But here it is,I need a little help with these Johnson Furnace's.

    On both doors there marked with raised lettering .... 142-5


    The one on the left is a Annealing furnace


    Furnace # 175

    Serial # 380

    BTU/HR> Input 35000


    The one on the right is the Blast furnace


    Furnace # 142

    Serial # 1103

    BTU/HR.> Input 200000


    I have been searching on how to convert these to LP/Pro-pain, I no it can be done,I just need some plane's or what not. I even called the manufacture and they wanted to sell me new one's and they were no help. The other to pic's are of the doors.


    Anyone here that can point me in a good direction.....?








  7. IMG_1932.JPGThank you much Adam, Phil, Miles , C Craft !!!!!!!! :):):)

    @C Craft,My dad is home,but and he is different in some good ways,we were told his personality might be changed,thank god its for the better,but someone still needs to be here with him,But over all we are very happy to have him here with and at home,Thank you's much for your kind words...


    @Miles here is a pic of them

  8. A Stroke, On June 17 ,2013 my dad Stroke, my dad is 69yrs old, he was not home for a month n a half, we could have lost him, it hit his right side, he's home now n getting better, Very scary and it hit me hard.

    This is the knife I have been working on, I have not forged at all this year yet, to busy with my dad, but hopefully now that he is home I will be able to do some stuff, and on top of that I have a new job where I'm working 12hr days, It don't give me much time to do anything photo 3.JPGphoto 2.JPGphoto 3.JPG


    I also got a gas blast furnace and a annealing furnace and a little hot box all for $100 before my dads stroke that I still need to hook up...

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