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Jim Kehler

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  1. That would be Roger, nowadays his beard is usually dyed some strange colour.
  2. Each of my nephews have recieved a knife for their 13th birthday, this is the latest. He has some scandinavian blood so I used that as a design influence. 1080ish steel, copper, deer antler, moosehide and cherry wood. His nickname is Moose so I wanted to use moose antler but couldn't find any close by so I put in a moose leather spacer .
  3. 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)
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. If you heat up your pieces in your forge they will be black.
  7. the Northern Minnesota Metalsmiths have a hammer in their shop at Itasca which is I think a 33 Anyang.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. I would think there's probably some nickel and chrome in there as well.
  11. It's really not that hard to forge braze a thread into a tube to fix that.
  12. I have some Bradley dies that would probably fit but they aren't flat.
  13. 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
  16. I think Wes captured my feelings exactly, thanks!
  17. I did a replacement saber blade that had to fit an existing scabbard, made a jig for my press. This was in winter using S-5 tool steel (sorta like 9260 but fancier). It worked.
  18. I assume you've read " the Goshawk" by T.H. White, if you haven't you will want to.
  19. I would think that you only need to change the size of the orifice for the conversion, a local HVAC tech should be able to tell you how much smaller you need to go.
  20. I don't really have anything to add to this conversation but have to say that it makes me glad to be once again educated and entertained by the inimitable Mr. Pogrebinsky.
  21. Thanks, pretty sophisticated for a one man operation.
  22. VERY cool!, thank you. My Norwegian is not so good so I didn't get his heat treating set-up, was that an electric salt pot?
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