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Bryan Davis

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About Bryan Davis

  • Birthday 10/09/1987

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    Lawrenceville, Ga
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    Bladesmithing, decorative blacksmithing, smelting, programming, politics, golf
  1. You're late. I did like a week ago
  2. Do you just kind of call up the owner of the property and ask them ever so politely if you can take ore off the land? How do you identify who owns the property? I looked around mindat.org (this is really cool - didn't know it existed!) and found a few places closer to where I live (Gwinnett) that I'd be able to swing by, but don't know how to interpret the results. That is, I don't know how to find out who to call. This one in particular: http://www.mindat.org/loc-72214.html I do know there are no active iron mines in Ga, so I don't actually expect a problem once I get in contact with the
  3. Some good info on here, but I'd change the layout a bit to make it look more like several blog posts and less like one big article with multiple parts.
  4. This is absolutely beautiful. Way to go!
  5. Thanks for the reply Mark. I wasn't clear in my post, but what I was referring to was a furnace where you could regulate the internal pressure, not air pressure of the forced air. After I posted, I realized that this really just isn't possible because of many, many reasons (I had just been thinking on the theory for a while - basically a practical application of Boyle's Law - and hadn't thought of practical construction of the thing yet). Ha. But I hadn't yet looked into which shop vac I was going to be using, so your reply was still helpful! I've been working my way through both Lee's and
  6. Hey everyone! This is my first post, and I am making it as I ramp up towards my first smelt. I have been going over the posts here and have been able to get a lot of the details of my first smelt down, like ore type, flow rates, charcoal creation, furnace design, etc... What I haven't seen though is any talk about the internal pressure of the furnace and what effect it has on a bloom. I was thinking of modifying one of the Rockbridge furnaces to increase the internal pressure as a way of increasing the temperature. Has anyone tried doing this? If so, was it helpful? Hurtful? Aside
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