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Jim Kehler

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    If you are going to use the saw in a permanently upright position, I would suggest you check the rectangular box that contains the worm gear and make sure there is enough lube.(ask me how I know this)
  2. I will also vote for reduced flow from the tank, kind of like those low flow shower heads that you have to take a drill to the orifice if you want to get wet.
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    5160 Steel.....For a Real Leaf Spring????

    When I was at the railroad we would temper springs (5160 or 1095) to 42 - 44 HRC plus or minus a bit. 36 would be IMHO too soft.
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    Samiknife and wooden cups

    Very, very nice!
  5. Jim Kehler

    Blackening Stainless Steel

    If you heat up your pieces in your forge they will be black.
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    anyang hammer

    the Northern Minnesota Metalsmiths have a hammer in their shop at Itasca which is I think a 33 Anyang.
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    Tong handling

    Yes, the holding hand often has a harder job than the hitting hand. Tong rings can help. I have some old chain links of various sizes that I use to slide over the reins to keep the tongs tight on the forging.
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    100# Little Giant

    Nice looking hammer, I like to grind a radius on the dies to avoid cold shuts when drawing down stock. A 3/8" radius should be fine for a 100 lb. hammer.
  9. I would think there's probably some nickel and chrome in there as well.
  10. Looking good, nice to see that those dies will have a new life.
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    Leg Vise - Screw Box - WTB

    It's really not that hard to forge braze a thread into a tube to fix that.
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    Large Bladesmith's Anvil

    I have some Bradley dies that would probably fit but they aren't flat.
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    Large Bladesmith's Anvil

    Talk to a shipper, ask how much a 1/2 pallet would cost, they don't care about the weight, only how much space it takes up.
  14. I have two pieces that were the bottom dies from a 1250 Lb. steam hammer. They weigh approx. 560 lbs. each. I am asking $2.50 lb. (Canadian) which comes out to $1400.(much less in US$). I would of course prefer local pick-up but will be as helpful as I can if we need to ship. Located in Mitchell, Manitoba, Canada.
  15. As a fellow 300 lb. Beaudry owner let me say congratulations and welcome to the club