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Forum: Fabrication 04-22-2017, 06:50 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By JWBIRONWORKS
You make a jig using the same spacing as the...

You make a jig using the same spacing as the steps/spindles and bend it around it with small amounts of heat, a 3/4 ton chain fall, a large bar and a lot of patience;c)
Forum: Fabrication 04-21-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,504
Posted By JWBIRONWORKS
Saw it early this morning, sorry I didn't see it...

Saw it early this morning, sorry I didn't see it sooner it's been busy around here.
Forum: Fabrication 04-21-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,504
Posted By JWBIRONWORKS
I don't have a roller so it takes some time to...

I don't have a roller so it takes some time to get the rail right.
Forum: Fabrication 04-21-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,504
Posted By JWBIRONWORKS
If I remember right I did a quick calculation and...

If I remember right I did a quick calculation and it was around 700 lbs, give or take.
Forum: Fabrication 04-21-2017, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,504
Posted By JWBIRONWORKS
Big Project, Small Shop

Started this spiral staircase about 3 weeks ago, working on it and small day to day stuff at the same time. 141" tall, 61" dia. Had to rearrange the shop to get it in. Not a lot of room to work but...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 04-21-2017, 08:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,898
Posted By JWBIRONWORKS
JWS, Glad the forge is working out for you. I...

JWS,
Glad the forge is working out for you. I have been covered up in the shop and haven't been on in a while. Thanks for the post.
Ironman,
The forge is made from a 20# propane tank and a single...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 03-18-2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,084
Posted By JWBIRONWORKS
I drive 2 hours one way to get my coal. It's not...

I drive 2 hours one way to get my coal. It's not really my design. Build away.
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 03-06-2017, 05:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,555
Posted By JWBIRONWORKS
Nope that's an empty that hadn't found it's way...

Nope that's an empty that hadn't found it's way to the rack yet.
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 03-06-2017, 05:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,555
Posted By JWBIRONWORKS
Yes, there's one in on the hammer and one coming...

Yes, there's one in on the hammer and one coming off of each compressor.
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 03-05-2017, 06:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,555
Posted By JWBIRONWORKS
I've had the hammer since 2007 or 2008.

I've had the hammer since 2007 or 2008.
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 03-04-2017, 06:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,555
Posted By JWBIRONWORKS
3/4" NPT I believe.

3/4" NPT I believe.
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 03-03-2017, 09:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,555
Posted By JWBIRONWORKS
I have a filter/oiler on the hammer. I've been...

I have a filter/oiler on the hammer. I've been using an air tool oil but maybe I need to switch to something different.
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 03-03-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,555
Posted By JWBIRONWORKS
Thanks, it's about crammed full. But not many...

Thanks, it's about crammed full. But not many wasted steps that way.
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 03-03-2017, 11:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,084
Posted By JWBIRONWORKS
As pictured they run $400 dollars. Pick up in...

As pictured they run $400 dollars. Pick up in suburban Jessup Indiana or an IBA meeting if Im headed that way.
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 03-03-2017, 07:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,555
Posted By JWBIRONWORKS
Power Hammer Air Valve Repair

For awhile now my Big Blu 110 has had air valve issues. When you first turn the air on the ram would go to the top of the stroke and stay locked there for 5 to 45 minutes. If it sat during the day...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 03-03-2017, 07:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,084
Posted By JWBIRONWORKS
I made the burner, It is a Ron Reil style burner,...

I made the burner, It is a Ron Reil style burner, The info on it and several other styles is available on the Artist Blacksmith Association of North America's web page.
I recess the burner back...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 03-01-2017, 11:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,084
Posted By JWBIRONWORKS
I use 2" off ceramic blanket and regular fire...

I use 2" off ceramic blanket and regular fire bricks for the floor. Sorry my computer crapped out on me. Just got it back up and running
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 02-14-2017, 06:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,825
Posted By JWBIRONWORKS
I have 3 and use them all. Each one has a job to...

I have 3 and use them all. Each one has a job to do. The 1928 100# Beaudry is the work horse for drawing out and tapering. The 110# Big Blu is used mostly for spring fullering and texturing and the...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 02-12-2017, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 694
Posted By JWBIRONWORKS
Horseshoe Nail Heart

A little late for valentines but here is a "how to" video of a nice little project for those that don't have a forge but do have a propane/map torch, some needlenose and some linemens pliers.
It'll...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 02-11-2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 902
Posted By JWBIRONWORKS
I too get weary of those that "want to learn" but...

I too get weary of those that "want to learn" but don't want to invest time and effort to do so. I have a small library of Blacksmithing related books and I frequently visit blacksmith related sites...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 02-08-2017, 07:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,198
Posted By JWBIRONWORKS
Ironman, There is definitely a logical order to...

Ironman, There is definitely a logical order to how you go about it. Most of it is hot work really. The only cold work is the clean up and oil finish. All the carving and split work is done at a...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 02-07-2017, 05:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,198
Posted By JWBIRONWORKS
Tim, they are just the right size for canes,...

Tim, they are just the right size for canes, shifter knobs and fireplace tools.
USMCPOP, thats some really nice work. I believe the bear head is one of Darrel Nelsons. He is one of the best when it...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 02-07-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,198
Posted By JWBIRONWORKS
Playing with animal heads

Had a commission involving 2 horses heads. Then decided to turn that into a demonstration at the local blacksmith guild. Here are the results. A guy needs to play once in awhile
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 01-22-2017, 08:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,084
Posted By JWBIRONWORKS
I have tried castable refractory in the past. I...

I have tried castable refractory in the past. I don't like them. As far as burner angle I just like the TDC position better. I think I get a better heat that way. I've tried the angle and the swirl...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 01-21-2017, 09:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,084
Posted By JWBIRONWORKS
Basic single burner forge

Here is the style of propane forge I use in my shop. It is a very basic, simple propane forge. I have made many of these and have made small changes along the way. The 2 brick porch is a nice...
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