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Clifford Brewer

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  1. I saw this one a while back, good thing it was'nt revved up or it would really been a hazzard waitin for a time to happen.... Still it was kinda cool to see....
  2. Thanks man this quest is interesting at least so far ....
  3. Nice blade ? yes !! Intimidating? Definately !!!
  4. My .02... Read as much on the subject as you can find /stand, search scrapyards for anvil and blade materials,old springs are fairly easy to find and work with, another source for info is of course on this site, as well as anvilfire.com Iforgeiron.com is another great resource for forging info DO NOT be afraid to ask questions In my experience the only dumb question is the one you didn't ask before you really screw something up and/or hurt yourself and/or others. Most of all do it !!! the old saying experience is the best teacher can not be debated. I'm sure through this and other sites you can hook up with local people with the same interests. I do not claim to be an expert but I have had my share of experiences and failures as you also will in this venture I call it funstrating. I'm sure you will find constructive criticsm and non along the way but the most important thing is your personal satisfaction in your accomplishments and the experience you gain in the process.... Again My .02 and btw Welcome to the forum..!.... C.Brewer MRFN U.S.N. U.S.S AJAX 1978-81 Thank you for your service
  5. Thanks Matt you are echoing much of what my search/study has been turning up ( ":><{P<:L$^&**&$ ). It's lookin more and more like I'm needing to bite the bullet and buy commercial stuff but one can always hope right ,,??
  6. As long as the maker likes it and learns something in the process it's perfect
  7. Nice rack on the elk...!!

  8. I don't think I have to explain what they where smoking Sounds like a case of Humboldt homegrownidiotdicity.... Saw many cases of it growing up there..... And most importanly the biggest reason I left there !!!
  9. I've been hit by cement shrapnel after heat exposure (OUCH !!!) Maybe the mix with fireclay slows the reaction ? and I've been told that portland cement reverses its bind chemically after a certain temp. some times violently. So not knowing too much and having some bad experience I lean toward caution and ask questions thank you for your input. What ratio of port. and f clay and such did you use if I may ask ?? Again thanks for your reply
  10. Eastern blades are'nt my usual thing, but that is excellent work !! A respectfull bow to your grasp on this medium.....
  11. I gotta try that hammer type one day .... Looks good ...
  12. Better than my first cable blade And ditto on the welcome..........
  13. Thats the only type of pyrometer I ever used. Batteries not included or needed !!!!
  14. Merry CHRIST mas .........

  15. Thanks Hank but ya lost me at the portland cement due to the fact that it explodes at forge temps,It works OK for your app. and for low temp foundry furnaces. I need more heat capable stuff....
  16. Excellent work !!! I like the copper and brass mix it pops ...
  17. Love the patterns, fantastic work OH YEAH!!! Welcome to the forum...
  18. I've seen lots of ingredients (up to and including horseshit) so far on my search ratios and proportions are some times strange sounding too but it's the thrill of the hunt right ...
  19. Thanks for the reply the site you posted before the edit was interesting you must have edited it out while I was lookin at it.....
  20. Any one here know a recipe that really works ??? the store bought aint cheap where I live (and I am) aside from the fact that I like to experiment with DIY stuff, seems to me if it's sold on the market someone has to have experimented to develop it. I know I'll get words about tried and true off the shelf stuff but doin it yourself is to me anyway what makes it fun and then sharin with like minded people makes it complete...
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