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AndyB

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About AndyB

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    Olympia, Washington USA
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    Blacksmithing, Bladsmithing Gaming, Fishing, Camping

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  1. AndyB

    2 by 72 inch belt sander

    That's what I'm trying to do. I enjoy the diy route because, if you basically do it yourself you learn more in the process of building it and you learn your piece of equipment that you are making intimately. That's why I'm also working on a second forge as well. I learn faster with hands on experience and I learn more about the piece of equipment. Its the same way I learned how to do my job in the Army all hands on.
  2. AndyB

    2 by 72 inch belt sander

    I was actually looking at your page on that earlier today Wayne. I was looking at about how much your motors are. Seems like a good price that you offer for motors. I appreciate that. I can't really afford to get one at the moment. Hopefully sometime next month I'll be looking to you for a motor. I read over that page of cds and motors fairly carefully lots to choose from which is good. How ever, one suggestion for you Wayne. I might suggest since everything is going digital maybe you should go for a digital download version of the movie. A pricing of your choosing on those. Most folks like myself do not have dvd players. I don't even have a cd rom on my pc anymore. But thanks.
  3. AndyB

    2 by 72 inch belt sander

    Yes I just read through and watched the pinned thread 2 by 72 inch sander.
  4. AndyB

    2 by 72 inch belt sander

    I’m not quite at that step but I may take you up on that not sure as of yet.
  5. AndyB

    Second forge build design/ Mock up

    Yes I've got a forge that works, main reason I'm concerned with it well more makes me nervous is because it is not very sturdy. So I'll feel better plus. The angle is wrong for the burner completely messed up with that one. Plus I'm learning quite a bit in the process of making these. So I don't think there is any harm nor foul in me doing a re roll. Yes I'll be picking up more wool on the first of the month.
  6. AndyB

    2 by 72 inch belt sander

    Bookmarked thank you String is a bit flimsy for me lol. With an actual belt I'd be able to get the correct angles I need for the wheels. I think on the performance price depending on how much you are selling if for I think people are more concerned about the cost of it. There also may not be a huge market for it either. I am a medically retired disabled veteran. So I also have nothing but time to spend doing these things. That's why I was thinking I should just build it. I don't think it should be that difficult. My only issue is the money part lol. I can only do things month to month. Forgot to mention that.
  7. AndyB

    2 by 72 inch belt sander

    I dunno I've just never been a fan of buying something from someone on face book lol. Just not something I personally would trust. A stand for the grinder shouldn't be that difficult to make up and of course weld up. Id of course have to just get the length of the belt which can easily be done by going to the store and purchasing a mock up belt for the frame itself to figure out how its going to look. At least I have access to a welder lol.
  8. AndyB

    Second forge build design/ Mock up

    The plastic bucket was used as I said to mock up the mount for the forge body when it does arrive in a couple of days. I needed something similar in size so I could fit the pipes together. I know the 5 gallon metal bucket I'm getting was roughly the size of the "homer" buckets I currently have as seen in the above pictures. So I used it for a mock up and to see how I would actually set the real bucket on the rebar and pipe frame when it gets here. So with that being said no the plastic bucket will not be being used as the forge body lol.
  9. This post I'm trying to figure out a few things. I know everybody always says a 2 by 72 inch grinder is the best way to go. I give. I'll get a smaller belt grinder to start out with. But I want to build my own 2 by 72 grinder. I can get the motor easily there are multiple online sites where folks sell them for example I could get one from wayne coe. But I think I do want to build my own that's a fact. The stand I'm considering building using pipe it's a bit easier for me to weld quick to cool. I'm not sure I'll have to research on where to get parts for it. I know the main piece is the motor and a couple or three fly wheels for the belt to run on? I'm just not sure where I could outsource those. I have an electrician so the electrical stuff shouldn't be that hard to handle with his stuff. I thought that might be the best way to go is just build one instead of spending 5 or 6 hundred dollars or even one thousand dollars on a pre assembled one. At least if I build it I will know how my grinder runs. At least that's what I'm trying to do. What are your guys' thoughts on this and thanks in advance.
  10. AndyB

    Second forge build design/ Mock up

    That is true lol, my memory is absolutely horrid. But at least I'm learning slowly but surely.
  11. AndyB

    Second forge build design/ Mock up

    I would definitely agree with you on the induction forge if we only had the cash to fork over for it lol, but then there’s the huge electric bill that would come with it lol. I love fire myself, I’m still learning about this so it’s actually taking me more time to basically b3 able to hit red hot metal lol. But that’s perfectly ok I’m slow going with things ptsd unfortunately is one thing that will never go away so I have been finding new ways to deal with it I figured this would be one of them. I’m still trying to figure out if I’m going to angle the legs on the forge mount or just weld them straight on, for some reason my chop saw doesn’t like cutting angles all the way through lol. Ugh chop saws.
  12. AndyB

    Second forge build design/ Mock up

    I've seen your forge on your page before it's pretty interesting as well. I find it intriguing the different designs each individual has with their preferences on how the build their forge to work for them. I find it interesting. No one forge is alike unless someone buys one already made. Even then there are tons of different ones out there.
  13. AndyB

    Second forge build design/ Mock up

    I dunno why I'm stuck on the circular flat design for some reason. Maybe it's just me or maybe I'm just being picky. I'm never near that handy of building or putting things together. The first forge I built was just sheer luck and stubbornness. But as I start building these things I learn quite a bit of course mostly through trial and error. I get frustrated easily with things so I have to step back and come back at it another day. I'm not getting into sword making as of yet. That's a long ways away. I'm not sure exactly how I plan on accomplishing this new build as of yet, I may stick with the bucket because I'm familiar with the shape of things and how to piece things together. I'm not sure if it's because I find it easier to work with or what not because again I am limited on space and limited on the types of tools that I have locked up in my shed. Although I'm acquiring the necessary tools along the way. How tall is the whole piece together with burner and forge body stood up on the legs from ground to top?
  14. AndyB

    Second forge build design/ Mock up

    It's an interesting design that's for sure. I'm trying to stay on the smaller side with things. Thats why I opted for the 5 gallon bucket that of course will be a 5 gallon metal bucket. What is it sitting on? Is that Angle Iron? Or Square Tubing? Not to mention I'm not sure I could get away with the money for that size of a tank. I am also thinking cost wise.
  15. AndyB

    Second forge build design/ Mock up

    Haha nah it wouldnt it would liquifiy. How ever I did use it to estimate the distance so I could weld the frame together today.
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