Foaming Mug

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About Foaming Mug

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  • Birthday 10/05/1979

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  • Gender Male
  • Location tyler texas

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  1. Foaming Mug added a post in a topic Railroad Iron   

    i went to the local rail yard and ask if they had scrap i could take and the purpose for the scrap, they told me what scrap i could take from and that i could do so whenever i needed it for work i was doing......all that to say, sometimes if ya just ask the rail yard managers they will help you out, even more so if you bring them a trinket or two :)
  2. Foaming Mug added a comment on a gallery image Bending Tool 5   

    Any diameter pipe can be used and welded onto angle iron to be held in the vise
  3. Foaming Mug added a post in a topic Recent sculpture show   

    amazing work man, love how clean it all is, simple lines making strong statements, even more impressive that no powerhammer used.

  4. Foaming Mug added a post in a topic first tong blank   

    thanks for the comments, the anvil is brand new, i plan to take down the edges a bit,but wanted to get a feel for it before i changed it, though that is on the list this week to do. i plan to chamfer the edges next week, i am trying to stay away from power tools till i learn the proper anvil work for sure, thanks agian
  5. Foaming Mug added a topic in Metal Sculpture & Carvings   

    Flamingo tasting spoon
    Hey guys this was a little piece I made this last weekend, This is my first spoon and my first flamingo (it just kinda came to me as i was sitting looking at a piece of flat stock). I plan to put the features into the bird in the next two weeks, i have to make some chisels for it first. Let me know what you think, and any notes on spoon making are welcome as this was just off the top of my head and i used my Swage block spoon form for the shaping.

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  6. Foaming Mug added a topic in Tools, general discussion   

    first tong blank
    ok guys just wanted to share this, my first tong blank, will be completing the pair next weekend
    let me know what what you think, again these are not complete but in process, need to cleanup reins and finish out end, and duh make another on lol!!!!


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  7. Foaming Mug added a post in a topic Longhorn Skull   

    awesome piece, love it man
  8. Foaming Mug added a post in a topic Alec S, Two weeks with Brian Brazeal   

    wow now thats a cool kid there, he is lookin great. great photos lyle.
  9. Foaming Mug added a post in a topic branding irons   

    anyone know how to make a cold branding iron, we have been asked to make one and i wanna do it right so figured i would hit IFI and see if we can find some good info as usual...
  10. Foaming Mug added a post in a topic Our first hot cut hardie   

    bmiller- you are right we skipped that step lol I remembered it but could not remember it exactly, and baddog (older guy with less tattoos) couldnt remember either so we figured we had it confused with another project thus left out. thanks for reminding me about it and where to put it, number 2 will have that for sure.

    i'll be posting pics using it in the next few days and maybe pics of a second one as well, thanks for all the comments

  11. Foaming Mug added a topic in Tools, general discussion   

    Our first hot cut hardie
    We (myself and baddog) made this hot cut today, it was our first time striking and making this. We used the method we learned from Brian B. and LDW last weekend, I wont say we got it all right but we did produce a hot cut. Let us know what you think and what improvements can be made

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  12. Foaming Mug added a comment on a gallery image IMAG0427   

    I love mixing materials, media, and styles
  13. Foaming Mug added a post in a topic demo anvil stand   

    nice lookin stand you got there like the red, gave me ideas for improvements on my new stand.
  14. Foaming Mug added a topic in Blacksmithing, General Discussion   

    amazing weekend in marble falls with Brian and Lyle
    Just wanted to say that Balcones Forge had a great event this weekend at the Bluebonnet demo with Brian Brazeal and Lyle Wynn, These guys really brought it this weekend even with Brian slowly losing his voice I managed to squeeze alot of knowledge in my oh so small brain. Then there was the awesome auction full of awesome items and tons of laughs. One really special thanks to Brain and Lyle for the Flatter so me and Russ can get to makin some hammers!!!! postin pics soon. Thanks again Balcones Forge and Huge thanks to Brian and Lyle for all the knowledge and brain pickin they could take.
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  15. Foaming Mug added a comment on a gallery image My new (old) forge   

    I paid $225 for this forge the other day .Was that a good deal?