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David Kleinfeldt

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    Fine woodworking/cabinetry, computers and gaming

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  1. Gotta have a little sadness once in awhile so you know when the good times come. -Bob Ross
  2. Haha I believe it! I haven't even done any yet and I feel like I'm addicted to it! I know that the instant that I get a damascus piece done, it's going to be an endless hole
  3. @Todd Smith That's a great idea with the log splitter as a press! I might look further into that, seeing as I have access to a log splitter - even if it is used for its intended purpose once in a while haha.
  4. Surprised it took that long! It's beautiful. Well done.
  5. Hey now, don't go putting that on those of us that are insanely jealous of your charisma, talent, and rugged masculinity! We leave AF alone! We- uhhhh.... They have STANDARDS. Speaking for others, of course.
  6. And here I thought this was a new trend of an all-wood fireplace! Looks great! I like how it matches the antler.
  7. I can confirm that what finally made me decide to get myself a forge was recently seeing an Arctic Fire tutorial on forge welding without (and with) a press - I think it was Dave actually. It showed me that pattern welding is attainable even without super expensive equipment, and led to me diving in. It would definitely be great if more happened in the future!
  8. Please do (and update!), this looks really cool as it is regardless! I'm always excited to see new pattern welds.
  9. This is the kind of quality information that I joined the forums for! I'm still not at the point of doing Damascus since I'm not really set up for it, but I love learning about it. Maybe one of these days I'll get there and not have too many headaches when I first try. I love seeing these little tips. Keep it up!
  10. Oh that makes far more sense now! Thanks for the explanation. The labeled pictures definitely made things clearer as well. Looking forward to seeing this fully progress!
  11. This looks exciting, but I feel like I'm having a tough time visualizing what's going on here - Is the remaining accordion going to form a workpiece, is it only the off-cuts that are getting used here, or is it both? Either way, I'm excited to see where this goes next!
  12. Fluid Dynamics! I can't claim I'd know where optimal is, but I can confirm that if they go too far in, they won't pull as much air - and it does look like it may be too far in as it stands.
  13. Unfortunate that they had to get reinforced that way; thankfully no injuries! Safety is no joke, and it's definitely way too easy to get complacent when you've been doing work in a shop for years. Luckily, all this lesson cost you was a bit of pride and some money at the end of the day. Hopefully that MIG gun isn't too much of a hassle to replace! Good luck, and safe smithing!
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
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