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Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming Yesterday, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By USMCPOP
Diamond and Nordic Forge have some reasonably...

Diamond and Nordic Forge have some reasonably priced rounding hammers.
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 01-14-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By USMCPOP
Some people get the Vaughan 175-10 L36 Lineman's...

Some people get the Vaughan 175-10 L36 Lineman's Hammer and just round off one side a bit more. Zoro has them cheap - $26. ...
Forum: Fabrication 01-12-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 830
Posted By USMCPOP
Potato shotgun is pretty cool. Someone brought...

Potato shotgun is pretty cool. Someone brought around a bag of small, new potatoes. Tater Tot buckshot. Pretty funny to see.
Forum: Fabrication 01-12-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 830
Posted By USMCPOP
My son made a potato cannon from a 20 lb propane...

My son made a potato cannon from a 20 lb propane tank and a 10 foot steel pipe. He found a pneumatic dump valve cheap on ebay. The fast-acting one used for blowing out ducts and whatnot. Maybe 1...
Forum: Welding 01-05-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 762
Posted By USMCPOP
How much does this guy want to spend? I...

How much does this guy want to spend? I mentioned Thermal Arc because the 211i is a decent welder. UK price of 928 pounds now is a good bit more than the USA closeout price in the past year. But...
Forum: Welding 01-05-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 762
Posted By USMCPOP
There are Thermal Arc Fabricators on ebay UK. ...

There are Thermal Arc Fabricators on ebay UK. United Welding Supplies is one seller.
Forum: Fabrication 01-05-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,208
Posted By USMCPOP
I'm still hoping to find a Bill Clinton quarter...

I'm still hoping to find a Bill Clinton quarter in my change.
Forum: Fabrication 01-04-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,208
Posted By USMCPOP
Wow, you did get it. Here around Richmond about...

Wow, you did get it. Here around Richmond about 3 inches or so.

My wife is in Thailand at the moment, complaining about the 50 degree F night temperature (no heating at the house). I have to...
Forum: Shop & Safety 01-02-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By USMCPOP
A local high school kid who did a tour in Iraq...

A local high school kid who did a tour in Iraq with the Marines (in Karl's unit) worked at a fire extinguisher company for a time. We were going to get together and have some beer and shoot at...
Forum: Welding 12-31-2017, 05:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,210
Posted By USMCPOP
Yes, toxic it is. I like this from Wiki:...

Yes, toxic it is. I like this from Wiki: "Selenium rectifiers had a shorter lifespan than desired. During catastrophic failure they produced significant quantities of malodorous and highly toxic...
Forum: Welding 12-31-2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By USMCPOP
Lincoln Excalibur 308/308L electrodes spec either...

Lincoln Excalibur 308/308L electrodes spec either DC+ or AC.

http://www.lincolnelectric.com/assets/global/Products/Consumable_StainlessNickelandHighAlloy-Excalibur-Excalibur308308L-17/c6104.pdf
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Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 12-30-2017, 10:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,098
Posted By USMCPOP
My old blacksmith would clean up a knife by...

My old blacksmith would clean up a knife by forging/quenching/re-tempering and sharpening for less than $1. He would even upset the cut-off end so you didn't lose a hair off the end and kept the edge...
Forum: Welding 12-28-2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,210
Posted By USMCPOP
You can get the specs/manual for that and...

You can get the specs/manual for that and something like an Idealarc 250 and compare a bit as far as may output AND duty cycle. That one is a bit heftier and has a bit more output than the 250A...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 12-27-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,098
Posted By USMCPOP
Here's a good video showing a Thai blacksmith...

Here's a good video showing a Thai blacksmith performing some of his magic. Pabong Village near Chiang Dao in Chiang Mai Province, Thailand.


https://youtu.be/GM0Mlt4YgxM
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-22-2017, 08:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 778
Posted By USMCPOP
Saw a couple Wilton vises just like that one that...

Saw a couple Wilton vises just like that one that sold for $50. A woodworking bench vise can be handy.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-21-2017, 09:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,240
Posted By USMCPOP
Some numbers: ...

Some numbers: http://www.northamericaphaseconverters.com/shop/category/pro-line-rotary-phase-converters/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIxsS0mK2b2AIV3lYNCh06dQuyEAAYAiAAEgKJFvD_BwE
Forum: Shop & Safety 12-19-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,310
Posted By USMCPOP
Just ordered 10 of the $4 direct-connect singles...

Just ordered 10 of the $4 direct-connect singles for store pickup. Have to drive to a store 20 miles away to get them. 5000-6000K would be nice, but I can live with 4,000K.
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 12-16-2017, 08:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,098
Posted By USMCPOP
The old guy had zero power tools. Not even a...

The old guy had zero power tools. Not even a hand-cranked grinder. He would clean up a rough-forged blank with a homemade draw knife made from an old, worn out file. He did use a file to get the...
Forum: Machining 12-16-2017, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 627
Posted By USMCPOP
"Ouch, I have a cramp in my leg!" :D

"Ouch, I have a cramp in my leg!" :D
Forum: Shop & Safety 12-16-2017, 11:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,310
Posted By USMCPOP
Lowes has T8 LED bulbs that can be direct wired. ...

Lowes has T8 LED bulbs that can be direct wired. This model will also work with some ballasts, though it's better direct wired. On sale for $3.99.
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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-15-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By USMCPOP
Good score! Awhile back I bought a dinky Harbor...

Good score! Awhile back I bought a dinky Harbor Freight "90A" inverter welder from a guy off CL. Like-new with a cheap auto-dark helmet and a nice Sears tool bag. I think it was $60 and I sold the...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 12-12-2017, 09:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,098
Posted By USMCPOP
A few cool forged knives

Thought you'd like to see a few old Thai/Hmong hill tribe knives that I've accumulated. In addition, I wanted to see if others could see the pics here.

Cheap knife with blue plumbing pipe sheath...
Forum: Shop & Safety 12-10-2017, 09:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,755
Posted By USMCPOP
Apparently COSTCO has a real deal on some LED...

Apparently COSTCO has a real deal on some LED shop lights for the next week or so. I'll have to check them out. Maybe 4K spectrum?

EDIT: The 4 ft shop light is a Feit. 42 watt/3700 lumen,...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-05-2017, 09:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,092
Posted By USMCPOP
Wish people had said that about me, back when I...

Wish people had said that about me, back when I was working cheaply.

Read an article recently about the legendary McLaren F1 road cars. One owner got his serviced at a different dealer and the...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 12-04-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 577
Posted By USMCPOP
I bought my old Idealarc 250 welder near...

I bought my old Idealarc 250 welder near Scottsville a few years ago. I know the Scottsville library Branch Manager. My old high school sweetheart. :D

Those butter churn air pumps are easy to...
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