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Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 11-14-2017, 07:21 AM
Replies: 38
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Posted By allessence
LwHiway. I can't wait to see it either.. ...

LwHiway. I can't wait to see it either.. Pictures, pictures, pictures.. :)

Those smores look good.. never thought about using peanut butter cups,, Dang that would get me in trouble..
Forum: Welding 11-14-2017, 05:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 897
Posted By allessence
Great find at the auction.. congrats on it's...

Great find at the auction.. congrats on it's use.. those spray welders can come in super handy for more than just building up shafts.. If done properly you can also build up rusted or worn cast iron...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 11-07-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,025
Posted By allessence
Nice forge setup.. Well done.. Great idea with...

Nice forge setup.. Well done.. Great idea with the side doors just sliding on..
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 11-05-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,862
Posted By allessence
Some say WD40.. If you are starting with...

Some say WD40..

If you are starting with clean materials and pickled plate sheared to size go for it..

Being old as the hills I use welding flux even welding wrought iron.. I don't care...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 10-14-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,048
Posted By allessence
Boy would that be nice.. Lot of that stuff is...

Boy would that be nice.. Lot of that stuff is just made from scrap.. A36 while it has a lot of usefulness I do declare it is finicky and has a tendency to get stress fractures while forging it..
...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 10-13-2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,048
Posted By allessence
Just to add into Matt's excellent post.. When...

Just to add into Matt's excellent post.. When you quench something to make it hard,, Ideally you want to quench it as the temperature rises to teh transition temp, for the most part and you don't...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 10-13-2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,048
Posted By allessence
Use an old file or old rasp.. .90 -1.2 carbon is...

Use an old file or old rasp.. .90 -1.2 carbon is what you want.. These throw the best sparks..

Problem is they will be brittle as all get up..

A case hardened striker is the best but most...
Forum: Fabrication 10-01-2017, 07:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 973
Posted By allessence
I installed them with both up.. The trailer...

I installed them with both up.. The trailer hauled and went great over the bumps much smoother and more fluid.. The trailer actually sits about 1/2" lower. Funny right with everything new..
...
Forum: Fabrication 09-29-2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 973
Posted By allessence
Thanks guys. It allk worked out.. I ended...

Thanks guys. It allk worked out..

I ended up going with t he middle link in the middle or even vs one side up Nd one side down.

Reason is it seemed to lock the axle and spring the other way..
Forum: Fabrication 09-29-2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 973
Posted By allessence
Thanks.. Just to verify it's the same type...

Thanks..

Just to verify it's the same type of pivot? On my larger trailer it's a different configuration with the springs being captured at the leading edge of the spring both front and rear...
Forum: Fabrication 09-29-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 973
Posted By allessence
Tandem trailer middle pivot which way?

Well.. i decided to replace the bushings in the springs for the trailer.. Upon looking at it I can see now that the rear spring was actually hitting the pivot about 2" higher up than supposed to..
...
Forum: Welding 09-28-2017, 05:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,595
Posted By allessence
Looks good.. My question is what kind of sanity...

Looks good.. My question is what kind of sanity is there with alum against concrete? The alum will last about 3 years and it will be dissolved into nothing..

Or did I read it wrong..
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 09-18-2017, 07:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,203
Posted By allessence
That is awesome.. Great find.. most those...

That is awesome.. Great find.. most those springs are huge compared to pickup truck springs, good thing you have a power hammer.

Last year or the year before I had seen a Mack and the springs...
Forum: Fabrication 09-11-2017, 05:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,794
Posted By allessence
Nice work as always Joey.. I to am amazed at...

Nice work as always Joey.. I to am amazed at what you find in holes or ponds.. Always look forwards to your adventures..
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 09-10-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,203
Posted By allessence
Thanks Brian.. Little overkill with details but...

Thanks Brian.. Little overkill with details but it was fun.. :) I Wanted to have a large enough pommel to balance the knife just behind the guard but also wanted to the knife be a curiosity..

...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 09-10-2017, 06:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,203
Posted By allessence
Yesterday I did a demo at one of the local one...

Yesterday I did a demo at one of the local one day Fairs..

I was able to get the nut finished and fitted.. (I'll have to make the nostils deeper so I can get a wrench on it to loosen or tighten...
Forum: Shop & Safety 09-09-2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,261
Posted By allessence
if the nerve is partially severed don't push it...

if the nerve is partially severed don't push it to hard or else there can be a complete separation.. This would not be good..

What did the Dr say?

It's amazing how resilient the human body...
Forum: Shop & Safety 09-09-2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,261
Posted By allessence
If I stopped moving I'd fall apart.. My average...

If I stopped moving I'd fall apart.. My average day starts at 5am and then it's feet for most the day, and then what ever needs doing after I take an hour or so for recovery time..
Forum: Shop & Safety 09-07-2017, 07:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,261
Posted By allessence
Gerry, Thank you.. I do my best..

Gerry, Thank you.. I do my best..
Forum: Shop & Safety 09-07-2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,261
Posted By allessence
sorry to hear it.. I've had several deep...

sorry to hear it..

I've had several deep punctures with nerve damage.. in the thumb, both elbows, Back surgery etc, etc.. They say for every " of nerve length after the injury (injury down) you...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 09-05-2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,365
Posted By allessence
fuller.. Bottom fuller actually.. If I were...

fuller.. Bottom fuller actually.. If I were making a hardie I would still make it 90 to the face or in line.. this will give you the advantage or not having a face of the anvil in the way vs if...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 09-02-2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,365
Posted By allessence
Looks great.. You did a really nice job on it.....

Looks great.. You did a really nice job on it.. Do you like the hardy hole turned like that? I can see it having some advantages when cutting bars on a hardie as long as the bars aren't to heavy..
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 09-02-2017, 07:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,365
Posted By allessence
I like your anvil also.. thats not an old HF is...

I like your anvil also.. thats not an old HF is it?
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 09-01-2017, 08:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,862
Posted By allessence
I total disagree with him.. I still prefer my...

I total disagree with him.. I still prefer my mix..

To bad all you guys are so far away as I could show you the difference and it's drastic..
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 09-01-2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,203
Posted By allessence
Here are some starting out pictures..

Here are some starting out pictures..
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