Jump to content
I Forge Iron


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About proudwhitetrash

  • Rank
    Junior Member

Contact Methods

  • AIM
  • Website URL


  • Location
    Burton, Ohio
  • Occupation
  1. was i on crigs list and saw is post wondering if anyone could help these gents out thanks Jake Want help to identify an antique
  2. If u do weld the firepot, pre heat the firepot and the rods and grind the crack before welding it, and peen the weld after you weld it
  3. what u got there is a thing called hunting but i forget what causes it or how to fix it
  4. i have a hammer that i use for straighting stock and the face is domed is there any tricks or tips that any one could offer. It seems to me that i could heat it up make it flat and then harden? right any one see any flaws in that logic? Thanks Jake
  5. we were on a job on time and had a tire go flat on out dual axle trailer. so we drove the one tire up on a cement block and welded the needed socket to a peice of 1x1 tubing and used an open end ajustable wrench to spin off the lugs. But of cause there was no spare so we just drove'er back to the shop with only one wheel on the side. to this day we still carry the socket welded to the 1x1 on the truck with the rest of our install tools
  6. Make a log of your product. It needs to be a compisition notebook. Number all of the pages. Dates are importent, staple or afix any and all recipets. and if at all posable have the pages noterised by a notery. this will help if u end up applying for a patent.
  7. there ones one for sale at a surplus dealer down the road and they were asking 800 big ones for it
  8. i believe this is what u were serching for: UNDER a spreading chestnut-tree The village smithy stands; The smith, a mighty man is he, With large and sinewy hands; And the muscles of his brawny arms Are strong as iron bands. His hair is crisp, and black, and long, His face is like the tan; His brow is wet with honest sweat, He earns whate'er he can, And looks the whole world in the face, For he owes not any man. Week in, week out, from morn till night, You can hear his bellows blow; You can hear him swing his heavy sledge, With measured beat and slow, Like a sexton ringing the village bell, When the evening sun is low. And children coming home from school Look in at the open door; They love to see the flaming forge, And hear the bellows roar, And catch the burning sparks that fly Like chaff from a threshing-floor. He goes on Sunday to the church, And sits among his boys; He hears the parson pray and preach, He hears his daughter's voice, Singing in the village choir, And it makes his heart rejoice. It sounds to him like her mother's voice, Singing in Paradise! He needs must think of her once more, How in the grave she lies; And with his hard, rough hand he wipes A tear out of his eyes. Toiling,---rejoicing,---sorrowing, Onward through life he goes; Each morning sees some task begin, Each evening sees it close; Something attempted, something done, Has earned a night's repose. Thanks, thanks to thee, my worthy friend, For the lesson thou hast taught! Thus at the flaming forge of life Our fortunes must be wrought; Thus on its sounding anvil shaped Each burning deed and thought. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  9. proudwhitetrash

    balcony 2

    another view
  10. proudwhitetrash


    first balcony. with a little help from uncle johnny
  11. when it took welding in high skool we had a kid that was in the class because his buddy was taking it. And all he would do during the shop time was tack scrap in the shape of an animal stick figure and call it art.
  12. thanks for all the advice and tips so far everybody. i looked out the pipe yesterday and theres lonly a thin layer of carbon. but nothing else. its been an ongoing problem the weather been diffrent and it still drafts the same right now it hot and dry with some breeze. it seems that once the pipe gets hot it vent fine.
  13. ok we never had a problem with the drafting of our forge at our shop but it seems that now that theres a back draft. the only thing thats been changed is the lenght of the pipe. we added alittle to it but i would think that it would improve the draft. theres a blower mounted to the side of the pipe that i think blows air both up and down but everyone says that its been that way forever and that can;t be it. Any tips or ideas are welcomed. THANX crZy jaKe
  14. for me it depends on the client. if i know them good enough ill ask em what they think is worth. and if its to low i'll reason with them. But for the most part i like to get 20 dollars and hour plus a 20 dollar shop fee plus materials and any other charges that my work there way into the equation. for the most part people are so impress that there willing to shell out what ever the price.
  • Create New...