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Kenneth Mauldin

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  1. They would look good! The reminds me I need to go get a cheap drill press, probably harbor freight for now.This is the first time having my own shop so I am slowly getting tools On a side note.my wife asked me what I wanted for Christmas and I sent her a link for a carbide file guide! Thanks brother,I have done really well with leather over the last few years. Now I am focusing on blades So I can offer wallet/knife combos
  2. My buddy gave me 2 blocks of wood. I'm not sure what type of wood it is. I'm thinking about using that. Cutting them in half and flatten them out . I was able to get a grizzly2x72 and a vertical disc sander off Craigslist,$300/each
  3. Hey guys,it's been a while since I been on. I miss being active,and looking at everyone's awesome work. I finally forged and ground my first knife and I feel like it relit the fire lol. I am a leather worker now full time and when not doing Leather I been back practicing at the forge. Made a friend with a local ,19 year old kid who makes blades and he's been teaching me what he knows.Helps a ton Wanted to show yall my first decent blade and some of my leather work
  4. Hey brother!I am so sorry for the long reply.I haven't logged on in months,I got a new phone and just never logged back in. I hand cutted all the panels from a template. I have a techsew 1460 walking foot..I have been doing Leather full time now. Now days I only hand sew things like sheaths or really high end Leather
  5. thats awesome, let me know how it goes!
  6. Hey guys if this is not allowed just delte I appolgizs.I have been very focused on leathercraft over the last 6 months.Check out my latest fathers day gifts. mens long wallets made to look old and distressed
  7. I think I need a new burner..no matter how much psi..air choke settings..can't get it hotter..I get no dragons breath..
  8. Question.I know this is different for every forge.But normally how long does it take for your metal come to heat?I was trying to upload a video I took but it keeps failing
  9. Thank you all for the replies.They make sense and I feel retarded for not thinking of them on my own lol.I will get some photos tonight on the dark!Simce I used a old propane tank that was almost empty I got a new tank.I seen a YouTube video saying that maybe the propane tank didn't have enough volume or pressure of its old.
  10. Thank you for the advice.If bright orange normally blade forging temp then I am good.I just thought I had to get it to a bright yellow so if its a bright orange then that's cool.That's just unexperience on my end
  11. Thank you wayne I will make some adjustments and we shall see what happena
  12. Thank you for the reply.My appolgizes I thought I listed that information but I must have forgotten to. I had to run the forge at 20psi to get a bright orange. I was under the impression I needed to forge at a bright yellow..Granted I am very new it just seems the metal takes a while to move at bright orange.It might just be user error. Ah shoot ima have to go re measure and get the cubic feet ..Ill upload a photo.Not that this tell you the cubic feet but from end to end my forge is 9inches
  13. Hello everyone..Long time member but just recently started forging.Over the summer I built a small 1 burner forge.Iined it with 2inch kao wool.Then coated it with kast o light..then painted on metorike(sure I'm spelling that wrong) I bought a burner off amazon its called geode g2 stainless..I thought it would be good and was a decent price.It came with a 30 psi regulator gauge and 4th hose. I am trying to get it tuned.I have a blue flame and it sounds strong like a jet.However I cant get the metal any hotter then a bright orange .I am not sure if my burner placement is in a bad location I tried to put it on a tangent.I have the burner flush with the kast o light. Any suggestioms and advice..either I am doing something wrong or I been had and got the wrong burner..Here are some photos.Thank you all in advance that reply.
  14. Looking to see if anyone has walter sorrels japanses swords DVD for sale.
  15. Awesome I am going to build my first forge soon and I recently startes reading old threads.Thanks for this thread
  16. Thanks for the welcome lol..I been a member for years but never been in a position where I was able to start. The reason I said I had and read mixed reviews on the majestic had nothing to do with forged in fire..most reviews I read talked about how it was hard to get to welding temps..not that I plan on doing Damascus anytime soon . I like the chili forges but don't want to sling out the dough for one yet.
  17. hey guys i am looking to by my first forge...i don't have the tools to make my own.I am looking for some guidance..i read mixed reviews on majestic forges..i came across devil forges and they seem ok but i haven't found many reviews on them..budget is around $300.
  18. I see what your talking about now brother,was looking on eBay and I just missed a steal! 150lb Peter wright someone got it for $200 and it was on good Condition from the pics I will check these out tonight,thank you brother!
  19. Thank you for the post George,sorry took so long to geg back.I love in the sticks and we have a tropical storm headed our way so been busy prepping for it. Thats some good advice,I looked I to the local ABBA and I want to join it I just have to figure logistics,have my son only during the summers so time is precious lol,plus it's a pretty far drive..your anvil looks sexy! Bfs grinder?I made a friend through Facebook that i came close with,he owns a fab shop and makes grinder frames on the side..he said and showed me his work,beautiful stuff,a grinder frame that can flip vertical/horizontal ,all holes tapped,flat flatten,etc $350,so I think o will buy the frame from him and buy a 2hp motor and vfd,maybe a 8inch contact wheel also.
  20. Thanks Wes,knew you would drop in lol..Was hoping no more then $700.. trying to save some for a good grinder
  21. Hello everybody, been a while since i have been on here.life has kept me really busy this pas year or 2..I have saved around $3,200.00 to use for equipment..i want to buy my first anvil.I was wondering if the nc tool anvils are a good starter anvil?
  22. If you happen to have a 2x72 that you don't want or need anymore,hit me up.
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