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Jeremy Blohm

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  1. A 2 inch forced air burner will outperform 2- 1 inch venturi burners. As far as gas savings my big forced air forge is a gas guzzling monster.
  2. If I could have 4 hammers all running. A self contained a pneumatic and 2 mechanicals all set up with different dies I would be happy!!! I would love a 300 lb chambersburg!!!
  3. Ironically it leaves a lot of ash but it is somewhere between oak and pine as far as forging. I really like pine when I want to weld and oak and ash for normal forging. I can weld with any charcoal I just prefer pine for it.
  4. Looks like some good stuff!!! Being a collier is fun isnt it. There is something relaxing and rewarding about it!!! I made a batch of ash charcoal this morning.
  5. I forgot to mention moving my 9 foot tall 2000 lb press I had to get into my garage and stand up between the rafters by myself. And now I'm prepping to move a 3800 lb block of steel into the shop for another power hammer build.
  6. Drilled and tapped a hole in my top die to be able to bolt on tooling. I will use a saddle system for the bottom. In debating if I wanna drill and tap another one. Anyang hammers have 2 through holes in there dies for this reason. I got the idea from this video.
  7. I did some more forging and the blade is about 31 inches long. The tang is way too long and it weighs 28.2 ounces. This is a different blade style from the oakeshott typology. This one will be XVIa.
  8. When I went to the store yesterday before the lockdown went into effect the meat department was virtually wiped out. What everyone was passing up was the whole Turkeys. I bought the biggest one. Figured we can eat on it for several days. Plus turkey makes me tired and maybe I can sleep all this away!!! I wanted to get some burger but I guess it was the first thing to go. They did have all kinds of plant based meat products though . They say if you could choose one food to live on for the rest of your life you should choose dog food. It has all the nutrients you need to survive.
  9. Your lucky it was only 500 lbs. I had to jockey my 3000 lb power hammer off a pallet and across the shop to where it sits now.
  10. That link to the pipe dope (pipe thread sealant) should help you with that. You really shouldn't need it on the compression fitting though. Teflon tape works but any little strand that gets in the line will plug up the jet.
  11. Cut up and split some Ash for axe and hammer handles.
  12. 5 lbs of kast-o-lite 30 from wayne Coe is about $30 shipped.
  13. Some late night drinking and forging with my little brother yielded this big ass fighter. No particular design in mind just drinking and forging 1084 powder steel. Industrial band saw blade strips. Bed frame canister.
  14. Just ordered a 4 inch contact wheel without bearings. I will just get bearings from my local parts store and press them in myself. The other one I was looking at said it had sealed bearings but the picture showed they weren't sealed. I'm not going to pay the extra money and end up having to buy the bearings and swap them.
  15. I know my freezer, fridge, and cupboards are full my generator has gas. I have a hand crank blower for my coal forge. Not sure if my generator will run the power hammer though. Either way I'm set for a lock down. And if were quarantined to our home there is no other place I would rather be. And if we run out of food I live in one of the best spots in oceana county for shooting deer. we will all make it through this. I personally think it's being blown out of proportion but then again people are dying.......im not sure what to think.
  16. Conner if you lived closer I would donate all kinds of time to you. I know you have it in you. Your young and dedicated. Something I wish my kids had. That's why I've helped you so much and I hope some day you can do the same for someone who shows as much interest as you do!!!
  17. This is where the new sword is now. This time I started with a 2 lb billet instead of 3 to force myself to lower the weight
  18. Just ordered a 6 inch wheel and I'm ordering a 4 inch wheel in a while. The one I'm looking at doesn't have sealed bearings. Im going to message the seller and ask about it. Changing bearings is cheap and easy enough to change though!!!
  19. YES!!!! I convinced my wife to let me get a wheel or 2 for my grinder. I need to make sure whatever I buy the bearings need to have the same ID so I can use the same axle.
  20. I got a start on another sword. This one made from forklift fork. This material is way harder to move under the hammer than the railroad track. Less carbon and more alloy elements?!? I am looking at different contact wheels and I'm curious as to what the best diameter wheel would be for the fuller I'm after. The 2 inch worked but would have liked a little wider but I also want to try and make it as historically accurate as possible. Would a 4 inch be better. I will have to modify my grinder but I've been wanting to make it more versatile anyway!
  21. Maybe theh sold the rights to Hammond industrial? Looks very similar in my searches.
  22. Look into back stand grinders. Should give you a starting point. Looks to be a nice piece of machinery!!!
  23. Kinda like this. The first match fell through the bottom to the floor.
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