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  1. Glenn

    Supplier list

    Cheap website or inexpensive steel? You looking for a small quantity of metal or tons of metal? It makes a difference in delivery cost when broken down on a per pound basis. We need the details to provide you with a more specific answer. Did you contact those listed above in Blades and Steel?
  2. Glenn

    What did you do in the shop today?

    Helena, Long hair types do not like their hair being grabbed, snagged, or broken. Round all the corners, and wire brush the surface to a very smooth finish, maybe even a little sandpaper. Size and design look great. Next time your in the shop try a hair clasp from brass or brazing rod.
  3. I didn't know there were so many terms for finding steel trash on the side of the road. Sweet mother Detroit provides!  Helena Also known as Our Lady of Blessed Roadkill. JHCC Carrion: pronounced "carry-iron". Thomas Powers
  4. Glenn

    Portable Forge

    Look at the JABOD, just a box of dirt, side blast. Easy to build, low cost, it works, and is easily modified to your needs. Adding your location to your profile will help in getting information to you local to your area of the world. READ THIS FIRST
  5. What Mark Snagel? He was from New Hope,NC

  6. Glenn

    It followed me home

    What folks do not mention is how long and how hard they looked before finally stumbling onto that find, usually be accident.
  7. The reason I looked up a clear paint is because at some point someone is going to question your statement (or memory) that it is a insert brand here anvil and marked x -x -x in size, serial number xxxx. Paint would have to be removed to prove the information. Clear paint would have the information so it could be seen.
  8. Glenn

    3 faced hammer

    Richard Thibeau forged a qudra-peen hammer with 4 hammer faces on the same head.
  9. Glenn

    A collection of improvised anvils

    For the hardie hole, weld a piece of heavy wall tubing to the side of the plate. Lacking tubing, weld a heavy mechanics socket with the correct size drive hole to the side of the plate. A 1 inch or larger drive socket would work. Add a couple of gussets for side support.
  10. I just spoke with the local Sherman Williams. I requested a product that was clear and would protect metal. They recommended two of their products, DTM Wash Primer, and Armor Seal Rexthane. DTM WASH PRIMER is a low VOC, water based wash primer free of heavy metals and mineral acids. Designed to be applied over aluminum and galvanizing, or used as a tie-coat over zinc rich primers. Accepts high performance "hot" solvent topcoats directly, such as epoxies and urethanes. Rexthane is for industrial, commercial, or marine applications where a heavy-duty polyurethane floor finish is required. First remove any dirt, debris, rest, grease etc to get a clean metal surface. Apply a DTM Wash Primer. When dry apply an Armor Seal Rexthane. Both are clear and should protect the metal well. There may be other paints or coatings by other companies available.
  11. Planned or built in obsolescence.
  12. Now days everything is obsolete after the warranty. JK
  13. Tennessee is 3 states wide. You may have to cross the border to get to other groups. Appalachian Area Chapter of Blacksmiths Kentucky Forge Council Brasstown Blacksmiths Mtg. Top of the Mountain Forge Possum Trot Forge Mtg. Choo Choo Forge
  14. UPCOMING EVENTS DEC 11 Tue 5:00 pm Kentucky Forge Council DEC 18 Tue 5:00 pm Brasstown Blacksmiths Mtg. DEC 29 Sat 3:00 pm Top of the Mountain Forge DEC 30 Sun 2:00 pm Possum Trot Forge Mtg. JAN 3 Thu 6:00 pm Choo Choo Fo
  15. Welcome to the Tenn Appalachian Area Chapter of Blacksmiths (AACB) Please post your events, meetings, gatherings, etc. Follow up with photos so we can see what we missed by not being there.