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David Kleinfeldt

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  1. Eventually I plan on probably taking this hobby further and making my own ribbon burner forge - so if I'm understanding you correctly, it's just the propane flow that changes whilst the airflow remains constant, yes? More propane in this case would get you to welding temp? I know that I've read that ribbon burner forges can easily run hotter and are more propane efficient, so that would definitely make sense.
  2. Cheers Alan, thanks for the help! I'll probably use the other half of that lawnmower blade and see if I can get the technique down.
  3. Haha yeah I wasn't expecting an amazing quench by any means from the snow. Again, I was just messing around, trying to get a feel for how the metal reacts to the hammer and such - the snow quench was straight out of left field to see if anything would stick from my underequipped shop to the mystery metal. Hopefully I can move to oil soon enough. Gotcha, so I guess I should just go slower on that front - hammer a bit, turn 90 degrees, flatten, turn it back on edge to hammer a bit more, flatten again, etc? Appreciate the feedback, Jerrod. It's great to have peop
  4. Finally got around to making my first blade! Used an old lawnmower blade (for some reason I had got in my head that these were hardenable steel - I don't think they are after playing with it), and made myself a nice little chopper! I must say, I was super surprised at how intuitive it was to make a half-decent balance on the blade. Hot cut the mower blade in half using the most rudimentary of tools that I had lying around, and got to work hammering (all by hand 'round here - no fancy presses and such around these parts)! The poor old 75lb anvil that I've got here (as you can proba
  5. Fair enough, thanks for the advice! I was always a perfectionist with my cabinetry and woodworking, I just figured since I don't have much any experience, and my anvil is... well... Let's just say it's not very flat... I wasn't planning on expecting much from my first blade haha. Guess I'll aim for perfection!
  6. Sorry to bump an older topic, but I gotta say I really love this. I'm just starting out right now (just joined the forums today!), and it's really encouraging seeing people's progress. I know my first blade is going to be absolutely u g l y so it's nice to see this so that I'm not completely disheartened after my first try haha. The progress that I've seen here in this topic is absolutely staggering. You guys have all made some positively beautiful blades - keep it up! Edit: I now realize that this topic is pinned, I guess I don't have to feel bad about a topic bump
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