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Troels Saabye

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  1. Nice haul Garry i'm still waiting patiently for the other farms to start breaking bearings like they always do come harvest season alredy got a sack full of harrow-teeth 10 mm round stock in a coil (straigthened out its about 2½ meters of it ^^
  2. Decided to finally find a plasma cutter no more breaking cut off disks flying - just a pressure vessel ready to blow and risk of 140A jolt of lightning xD.. Next up: LOTS of research, don't want to break the bank - but I want to cut stuff up to 35 mm thick^^ probly going to spend €€€ or $$$ but enough, trying to separate a 40 mm plate in half with a grinder is torture xD thought about an oxy acetylene torch but I like working with air pressure more than acetylene..
  3. Not a bad idea with a magnet gotta try that, thanks ! Edit: tried it : thanks a bunch no more metal splinters buried in finger tips xD
  4. Got around to finally clear the drill press table from shavings it actually isn't a plate - it has ridges in it xD under all the shavings
  5. Never got around to the one tonne anvil got that for later - for now I'm going to visit a mate I haven't seen in 5 years but turns out he's beginning knifemaking and going down to visit next weekend, it's on an folk highschool (danish thing) that used to be a high class japanese bording school, turns out they have a power hammer old but we can try it and use it. Going to bring some charcoal from the retort ^^ Fortunately he has alredy gotten an anvil xD I really don't want to travel with my big one
  6. it's allright - old girl is still alive and the horn of the anvil is still attached
  7. Al You're quite the necromancer I had totally forgotten about this thread ! She's still a live and kicking my ol' anvil been forging quite a bit in that proces
  8. Cameras Doug, get a pair in the shop
  9. Looks like a Sherman TIG 320 AC/DC is a good machine but if i can buy that big older one for 200$ i'll go for that
  10. Okay - found this one https://svejsevaerk.dk/shop/magnum-thf238-pro-572p.html 60% duty cycle both TIG and MMA ^^ so now I just need a plasma cutter
  11. -.- don't have enough power for the welder... So I have to buy a smaller newer one
  12. Nice unit Paul but I need some more juice ! Found a guy selling a 320 A TIG welder ^^ 250 A 100% cycle AC/DC 500 $
  13. Brass O.O ?! keep that devil out of my shop I've hated that metal since marine engineering school xD devilsh chip they make stick to everything. I'm probly damaged by enviroment xD always learned to weld on the big stuff, so for me bigger=better - it isn't unusual for me to have a request welding some really big stuff with TIG :b what's the duty cycle on the 780$ unit ?
  14. Opened the retort to day : SUCCES only 10% wasn't carbonized ! So next run: install insulation in the bottom (going for some insulating refractory brick) Also - I need to get some thicker steel in there, getting a bit too soft at 600C
  15. I'm expanding my workshop capabilities - so now I got my eye on a TIG welder : MIGATRONIC Model: MDU 400 big ol' one heavy one I can get it for 1000 $ - is it a good buy ? It's old but working order - It's for welding anything we can't with stick welders.
  16. Allright if my health allows - I now have a stick welder for 130 A 100% of the time ^^ and 60/40 cycle on full. And I got a present granny needed a new cast iron stove/oven ? any way I can have the thick cast iron sides to use as a sun catcher to increase temp in my wood dryer
  17. Got a hand from my grannys husband - testing an old ESAB THE 250 stick welder - now in fully working order just saved a bunch o' cash
  18. Got the last two sensors today - i think it will work the way they are with 1000 mm of cable and using and extra long one for the back sensor (ordered 5 meters of cable) Hopefully today I can get the baffle plates done - need to bulk up the plate by welding several thinner plates into one thick piece. I'm trying to decide what to buy of tool next - in the long run i'll be wanting : a plasma cutter, TIG MIG and stick welding (stick for the thicker stuff like 40 mm) but the TIG and plasma is my priority - that and a grinder 2x72 probly going to use 10.000 USD for the setup but I may be able to get a big ol' ESAB water cooled electrode welder.
  19. I made the guards for the temperature sensors, experimented a bit more or less holes ? The combustion department is almost done, just need to weld two more flame baffles (plates that stop direct flames from entering the carbonization compartment, this build I really want to minimize the risk of reingniting the charcoal - a longer smoke path and more baffles, that way more heat will be transfered (in theory from the baffles to the retort) next : I need to bolt the chamber to the retort. thinking of 6- large bolts 30mm diameter ish One of the baffle plates welded in place the most drilled of the guards for the sensor - will it be faster to detect the temperature changes ?
  20. Nicely made how about doors ?
  21. I found an easy source for african woods: those cheap statuettes sold to tourists are sometimes quite nice. found a nice 20 x2020 cube of ironwood for 2$ fleemarkets too and old furnitures are gold !
  22. Okay I cannot stick a sensor inside the retort without protection, so I took some 1" or 25 mm water pipe cut a 250 mm piece and right now there is about 150 marked holes to drill :b x 3
  23. spend 2 hours trying to repair an angle grinder -.- only one with 230mm discs we got and the locking nut broke into 4 pieces with the thread still stuck on .. Went up to the retort - cold apart from the combustion chamber - gave it a bucket of water to cool off and removed more insulation - todays heavy rain should cool it more, I'll probly have to seal it up later today again or atleast check it
  24. Okay bit of a nightmare day - accidentaly slammed the lit of the combustion chamber (the big thing in the picture) and it broke, so fast foward 2 hours countles welds and I added three bolts to secure the lit while transporting and after adding a shock absorber the lit can now slam without cracking. Next I need to thread the holes - that way I can seal the combustion chamber too (the accident where I lost a load was due to ambers from the CC(combustion chamber) so this time I'm building it to seal. as for joining the two parts the carbonisation chamber and CC I'll be using bolts and clay - this would make it easier to remove the CC entirely. But inside I can fit a lot more firewood than the last one. The insulation will be 20 cm thick first layer kaowool and then normal rockwool. going around the lidt aswell to leave as little as possible The outer shell will be made from old oil drums (same kind my first kiln was made of) Probly just tack it in place (not going to be applying force to it and lastly - found som 800 C paint for the retort.
  25. Got one of the sensors home quite the funny looking fella.. good quality ,feels like porcelain or ceramics - heavy and cold - now I need to find some sort of protective housing for it - don't want to smash it up loading the retort.
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