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Jeremy Blohm

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  1. I have a buddy that built a motorcycle with a 327 chevy and his buddy built one with a 454 with a blower. Its not that uncommon were im at.
  2. You could build a small venturi burner. Or try to find a weed burner that would fit in the end of your forge. A weed burner will get a lot hotter than the torch you are using. I have built a small venturi burner for a friend that wanted to use a small freon bottle for a forge and it ran on a 5psi regulator fairly well. I think it used a 3/4 or 1 inch pipe. I know all of these things cost money but for what a weed burner would cost you could build a venturi burner.
  3. Its funny I was thinking about this the other day. If you do plan on grinding the canister off or a just in case the whiteout dose not work use a thin walled canister so there is less grinding.
  4. What motor and pulley size did you go with and which unit did you choose Vern?
  5. It's funny because i watched that video and a couple days later when i was bringing an anvil to a friend he gave me these barrels.
  6. 4340 has 1.65-2% Ni and 15n20 is 2% which makes me wonder how it welds?
  7. What would you guys do with the barrels? Try to do what Walter Sorrells did with the Enfield Mark III barrel?
  8. Everything looks good. I have made a burner that was 18 inches long and didnt affect the performance at all but its what you prefer i guess. My average burner tube has been around 12 inches.
  9. Time to kick the savings into overdrive!!!
  10. I probably shouldn't have used the term "old fashioned" These are new production barrel but its something i think when talking about henry rifles kinda like talking about '60s muscle cars. These barrels are discards from a shop that grinds the flats on the octagon barrels for the current production henry rifles. One of them has a large gouge from not being square on the surface grinder or something like that. But any little flaw and the barrel is scrapped.
  11. I also got a few Henry rifle barrels also. Not sure what they are made of yet but its good old fashioned american steel! I think 2 are.45 LC or 45/70 gov. And the other is .30 cal.
  12. This was given to me and is probably all that i will ever work with of this steel with that said i might play around with it after doing my homework on it. I was surprised there was not a topic on this alloy. When done correctly it can make a nice knife and sending it out for heat treat is not off the table but i like to do things myself. I don't get the sense of accomplishment when i send work out! And for me that is a huge factor in how i feel about the finished product. Not that it changes the value its just how i feel about the subject.
  13. http://www.steelexpress.co.uk/toolsteel/D2-Steel-properties.html According to this D2 can be quenched in oil bit would you want to do this with something as thin as a knife. Its labeled as air hardening but can be oil quenched. Any input would be appreciated.
  14. Thats a good way to sum it up. I wasn't going to say it but you probably would be better off getting something off craigslist especially if it says delta. Craftsman has kinda went the harbor freight way. The only stuff i buy from harbor freight now is hand tools and all my grinding wheels and cut off are from harbor freight. Just throwimg this out there...a friend of mine got the big 1/2 inch drill they sell. And i mean the biggest drill they had. He didnt use it for a few months or maybe even a year and when he did the chuck would wobble really bad and it was past the 90 day mark and no
  15. I almost bought the 8 in on an online auction. I have a big delta drill press but i wanted the smaller one for some meticulous stuff. Or maybe its the acquisititus kicking in again. Check your area for online auctions i have picked up several anvils and all kinds of tools but im in a huge farming area. When you go in tt the store bring a block of wood about handle size and a drill bit with and check it out if it seems like it will work out go for it other wise go for the 10 inch.
  16. That might be border line depending on how long the drill bits you need to use. Do you have a local store that you can go to or are planning on ordering it?
  17. July 2018 or 2019? I need to kick my savings into gear and maybe I can haggle with him and try to get the Russian 840#er he had the last time I talked to him!!!
  18. Just making sure i have a large stockpile of the stuff and being your only 40 min away i was going to offer some to get you going for the weekend but have fun with the forging!!!
  19. Looks good. Do you have the ceramic wool you need to line it
  20. I started with a rail track section and i was ready to quit because i was just getting wore out and i have a really bad back and it was just too much but after i got my anvil i can swing a 2#er for a few hrs at a time and move 3 time the amount of steel i could over the track.
  21. What kind of forge are you planning on building. And its not the better the anvil the easier it is to move steel its about the rebound of said anvil and being sure you have a proper hammer weight to anvil weight ratio. I try not to use anything heavier than a 4# hammer on my 100# anvil. If you do the anvil starts to bounce and you are not gaining anything by using the heavier hammer.
  22. Where is he moving to? Hopefully not far and if it is hopefully its my direction. You might pay more when you buy from him but you can bet your ass its quality.
  23. If you got it from steve you should have no worries he doesn't deal with junk. He has an 840# Russian double horn I wanted more than anything but I changed gears and now I'm saving for a Nimba gladiator 450#er
  24. Good to see another guy from michigan! Im not going to say what i paid for my first anvil but it is a great anvil. A vulcan but the condition is what makes it a great anvil. You might have over paid a little but as for how much work you will save vs. working on an anvil shaped object or even a large piece of scrap it will pay for itself in that alone. If you are ever interested in a perfect old anvil get ahold of matchless antiques in dowagiac michigan AKA the blacksmith barn he has more anvils than you and dream about and he rebuilds and sells llittle giant power hammers.
  25. My local tractor supply just sold the last of there bags and are not getting any more in stock. I don't buy much of it but it was nice to have it available!!
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