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Chase Hayner

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  1. Thanks Alan, tried to delete the post to save myself the embarrassment. right after I made the post I looked at my setup and said.. "Shit, I can't do this like my forklift.. I don't have a vaporizer" hahaha. I don't know what the hell I was thinking. I'll leave the post up in case another forklift operator has a ding dong moment.
  2. So I have been using your standard 15lb propane tank and a 30 psi regulator rhat came with my mr volcano. I just upgraded to a 100lb propane tank, I have been fighting with adapters and stuff to get my regulator to work. With only my 30 psi regulator, the entire setup freezes all the way to the burners, then eventually spurters and burns out. I tried using the the dual Lp regulators they sold me when I got the tank, and it doesn’t put out the psi I need to even get to temp to hammer. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
  3. Okay, I have finished the belt grinder. She is dog ugly, the welds are shit ( but solid ), and she does have some unintentional bends and curves due to my excellent cutting and welding skills. But she runs a belt relatively straight. I have nicknamed her “Kinda Straight Sandy” (Kiss) for short.. pictures and videos to come shortly Also, I managed to christen her with the blood of an idiot during her maiden test run. I also managed to get the forge running and cured the refractory throughout the day. Haven't burnt myself yet, that's to come. Thanks Alan on the forge recommendation. Out of the box she runs amazing. Follow the instructions to the tee and it turns out perfect. I don't have any cracks in the refractory after doing about 10 curing burns followed by a good 15 minute full open burn just to heat up some flat bar. The burners seem to be pretty damn good quality for the price. I have nothing to base them off of but all the fittings were secure and no leaks. If anyone is wondering, I use the blueprints provided by Jeremy Schmidt from his Etsy. You can find the link below. https://www.etsy.com/listing/969297008/inch-plans-gen-2-tilting-belt-grinder These were very detailed and very well done instructions. I just have absolute shit ability to follow instructions like these. So if I was able to get something working than anyone can. I did things the hard way, with an angle grinder... I would 100% buy a band saw before doing this, 10/10 recommend this grinder, but perhaps only if you have some of the higher quality shop tools and good organization skills to put it together. The VFD and 2hp motor work great together. I had no trouble wiring them up even with my novice level electrical skills. (I did blast myself rewiring a 220 for my welder, but that wasn't entirely my fault) I intend to use a large grow tent as my grinding room with a dust collector inside and a large vacuum ( respirator worn) since I already have messed up lungs from Afghanistan, better to not fill them with metal.. may make modifications if it doesn't work out. I also would have spent the extra money to buy a mig/tig welder. doing this with a stick welder with no welding experience was challenging. I had to grind off many pieces and reweld due to positioning errors. Luckily the final product is only a little wonky yet still functional. just needs a few coats of paint and she is ready to grind. Thank you everyone for your feedback and look forward to posting my first projects here!
  4. As always, thanks for the info Alan. Im almost done with my belt grinder build (as long as I didn't drop the ball on my pro welding). I think I'll pickup the Mr. Volcano, thats a very nice price and will allow me to fit on a big propane tank I have had my eye on. I'll take your advice on the refractor. Thanks again -Chase
  5. I fully intend on building my own forge to suit my needs in due time. After building my belt grinder and intending to make all my own tools im a bit wore out on big projects, especially if I can find a budget forge that is capable of forge welding for relatively cheap. I of course was taking a look at Hells Forge double burner forges, which are apparently capable of reaching forge welding temps.I do wish the burners were off to the side at an angle, but what can I expect for <$400. Has anyone got any thoughts or opinions as to whether these forges are a good start for a begineer? Oval- https://www.amazon.com/Hells-Forge-Portable-Propane-Capacity/dp/B07DJYMB2D/ref=sr_1_4?crid=1CRUH0SNOH9QQ&keywords=hells+forge&qid=1659371301&s=hi&sprefix=hells+forge%2Ctools%2C86&sr=1-4 MAX- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07TGB8BXX/ref=sspa_dk_detail_2?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B07TGB8BXX&pd_rd_w=Nkxc1&content-id=amzn1.sym.3481f441-61ac-4028-9c1a-7f9ce8ec50c5&pf_rd_p=3481f441-61ac-4028-9c1a-7f9ce8ec50c5&pf_rd_r=VSWBCBYEGZBSPA24Q6VB&pd_rd_wg=KIUby&pd_rd_r=c4872f71-f828-47af-b7bc-a3cd07556f12&s=hi&sp_csd=d2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9kZXRhaWxfdGhlbWF0aWM&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExWVhHTVhGWTRZQVI3JmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNzQwMzgyMURKTjQ2RU00WDdZUSZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwOTA2NTMzMVVNMDRMMEIwSUhVSSZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2RldGFpbF90aGVtYXRpYyZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=
  6. Oh nice, Yea I did end up buying the plans for the tilting grinder, I have everything almost cut out and ready to weld. I think your right, it will prove to be useful after all. Thank you for the pics!
  7. Thanks Alan, I'll reach out to them, that was going to be my next question for you. Thanks Joël and John for your advice. Pretty much all I have left is deciding what chassis to build. I havnt made a decision on whether I get 2hp 3 phase with VFD or 2hp single phase, I'll just have to see what I can get the biggest bang for my buck, (and run things by the wife) But you all have given me great information to get started with. I'll keep the thread updated with my build as it progresses.
  8. So my first grinder is either a 3 phase with a VFD or a single phase without a vfd. I'll have to keep researching. Do you know if the VFD I posted in the first post is good enough?
  9. Alan thanks for the advice, good to know they aren't required. That allows me to invest in a 2hp motor and wheels and eventually add a VFD. Also, didnt know you were right down the road from me, I'm over in North Knoxville.
  10. Thank you for your awesome info, yea I think springing for one of those other motors I listed may be worth it in the long run.
  11. So Jaron, do you think the 1hp will be sufficient for a 2x72? most of my work will be done at the forge, but id still like to have the power to chew up some metal for finishing. and just to be clear, your referring to this one correct? https://www.harborfreight.com/1-hp-farm-duty-agricultural-motor-57338.html also found this one as well https://www.amazon.com/Three-Electric-General-Purpose-3450RPM/dp/B08K8QT3WF
  12. Thanks guy, ill have to weigh it when I get home, I made a separate forum post for my belt grinder build, Thank you for the suggestion. Allan, I originally intended on only cleaning up the head of the anvil but wanted to see the extent of the damage throughout. Thanks for the info, Im gonna try and find a ball to see how well it bounces back but it sings pretty damn loud =D I stuck a few big magnets on the tail of it and intend to wrap some chains to the base. You wouldn't happen to have any idea how old she is do you? I hear your the resident anvil expert around here haha.
  13. Hey there, I know there are countless post on the forums regarding belt sanders. After scouring all the threads I have a cumulative knowledge thats leaves me back at a very much indecisive square one. =D I do know, I want to build a 2x72, I will need an motor to sufficiently provide the power to hog, I will need a VFD of some sort, and I need to do this with the budget of $600. I am willing to cut and weld and make as much as I can to reduce the cost, thats why I purchased the welder, I intend to use it to build my forge down the road. As far as tools go, I have a new Lincoln stick welder, an angle grinder, and basic garage tools. I intended on printing out a template and cutting out the stencil on the metal sheets with the angle grinder, I looked at some motors, do I have to have a 3 phase? I'm getting conflicting information about controlling the speed of my grinder. I dont have $400 for a VFD. So where I am stuck at is mostly the VFD, I have been able to get cheap 2hp motors for $160-$180 but some of these are "compressor duty"I dont know fi they will work with a VFD. ideally Id like a too scale printout of the parts I need to make it simpler on me since all I have to cut metal is an angle grinder. I like the House Made grinder but dont need it to be able to rotate planes, (seems a little fancy). Anyone have any suggestions before I start my build, cheaper alternatives to parts/metals/motor/VFD and any other general advice to help me ring this in at or close to my budget? (Edited) Final build choice Chassis- Jerswoodshop gen 2 tilting belt grinder. https://www.etsy.com/listing/969297008/inch-plans-gen-2-tilting-belt-grinder Wheels- https://www.knifegrinderparts.com/collections/wheels/products/complete-belt-knife-grinder-wheel-set-5-drive-5-8-4-tracking-2-idler-wheels Motor- https://www.amazon.com/Three-Electric-General-Purpose-3450RPM/dp/B08K8QT3WF VFD- https://www.amazon.com/SZCY-LLC-220V-2-2KW-Single-Phase/dp/B0811BXHBQ/ref=pd_bxgy_img_sccl_1/140-4008715-1914028?pd_rd_w=ISAee&content-id=amzn1.sym.6b3eefea-7b16-43e9-bc45-2e332cbf99da&pf_rd_p=6b3eefea-7b16-43e9-bc45-2e332cbf99da&pf_rd_r=7J79T2NCPM76QMN3HH9D&pd_rd_wg=S5NBq&pd_rd_r=ca1eefb9-a747-4dee-89b4-e476cc4fe108&pd_rd_i=B0811BXHBQ&psc=1 Also considering https://electricalparts.com/products/kbelectronics-9987t?variant=39285086355537&currency=USD&utm_medium=product_sync&utm_source=google&utm_content=sag_organic&utm_campaign=sag_organic This is my final choice of parts, any thoughts, suggestions, or improvements to my plan are much appreciated. I'll post build updates as they come. Thanks again for all the information guys!
  14. Thanks Alan, I redid the pictures. I'll keep my eye out for a new grinder, in the meantime I have been pondering making my own and buying a 2hp motor. and I can't agree more. I hate apple but the ol lady insist we use Iphones haha.
  15. Hey Bladesmith's, new here. I have always wanted to get into bladesmithing but have never had the opportunity to until now since I purchased a house. I have managed to pickup alot of basic tools and stuff here in there in the never-ending battle of being a home owner. I have a few questions and need some help starting out. I have decided I would like to built as much as possible on my own (tools, forge, etc) One thing I am stuck on is the belt grinder. I have a delta 6inch stone bench grinder and am wondering if it is strong enough to build my a belt grinder. I also considered buying this https://www.trick-tools.com/Multitool_2_x_48_inch_Belt_Grinder_Attachment_MT482_307 I'm not sure if it will have the power or not. I attached a photo of the specs for my bench grinder, if anyone can give me there thoughts on newb belt grinders or suggestions of affordable ones that will be good for a starting bladesmith that would be great. My next question is the anvil. I inherited this old Wilkinsons dudley from my grandfather. It has sat out in the weather for god knows how many years. I don't know if it was worth saving, but I attempted to clean it up. After removing all the rust I can see its got some significant cracking on its sides and maybe some delamination problems. Will I have trouble using it to forge on? should I try and find a replacement before starting? I have a new Lincoln AC 220 stick welder I have considered using in attempt to repair the damage. if pics included below. I'm sure I'll have a ton more questions, I feel as soon as I make up my mind on what type of forge or whether I want to build in my garage or out in my yard I change my mind. Any tips, suggestions, or ideas are much appreciated!
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