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Al Massey

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...Soon to be much more cluttered. New work bench, just gotta mount the drill press, on the floor is Old Reliable,  my old Lincoln welder, and the motor for my buffer. Gonna try and keep that floor good-looking as long as possible. The two coats of sealer should help.

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DANG thats perty.  Nice concrete slab.  Shinny and new I could probably eat off of that floor.

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Its too clean, it don't look real!! :P

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Hope you fireproof the walls and ceiling; i hate to hear about maker's shops going up in flames.

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Brought all the stuff into the shop. Anvil was a brute. The dark insulation batting is Rockwool 2200 deg. rated. And there's a fire extinguisher at all times.

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Okay I've got to ask what is that thing mounted on top of your forge?

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2 hours ago, AndyB said:

Okay I've got to ask what is that thing mounted on top of your forge?

You mean the two burners?

 

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2 minutes ago, Al Massey said:

You mean the two burners?

 

No the big thing just behind the burners.  Sorry I should have been a bit more clear.  Myabe its not on your forge unless I was just seeing double lol.

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It's my hi-temp salt tank and it's against the wall. I only roll it out for heat-treating.

 

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6 minutes ago, Al Massey said:

It's my hi-temp salt tank and it's against the wall. I only roll it out for heat-treating.

 

Ah ok that's cool I was just curious, for a minute for some reason the way the picture was I actually thought it was fixed to the forge itself lol.  Its just the angle you took the picture is I guess.

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Looking good, is that red machine a forging press? 

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5 hours ago, SteveShimanek said:

Looking good, is that red machine a forging press? 

Yep, "Igor", 30 ton.

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Looking great Al! Is that a Wilton Square Wheel?! That was my first grinder! Coolness.

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17 hours ago, Joshua States said:

Looking great Al! Is that a Wilton Square Wheel?! That was my first grinder! Coolness.

Actually, it's a Bee Knifemaking grinder. Over 20 years old.

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Just picked up a new 3-burner forge. Got a bypass low-pressure line and individual cutoffs to the burners. Goes from cold to 2150 deg. in under 5 minutes and I can comfortably rest my hand on the outside.

Here's a link to a video of the forge. It's made by a guy local to me.

https://www.facebook.com/ForgeWorkz2/videos/1453524051399904/

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16 by 24 feet.

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Good stuff! Thanks for the dimensions too, filing away for later :rolleyes:

Did you build, or was it to a pre-designed spec? Also, big fan of the horse shoe, it seems that's another piece of old blacksmithery lore you don't see too often!

 

edit- how thick is your slab? Might not have been a consideration/planning factor, but are you intending to mount a hammer to it at some point in the future?

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