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  1. thanks Frank, I did a quick google search on them. came up with pine creek industries which has the same description of the traveler you posted about. they price them at $37.43 they also list many other buggy parts and tools.
  2. how bout a sketch for us ? would like to build one for my self some day ;)
  3. how bout a plasma cutter, it will have a large kurf and a sloppy cut, so texture when opened. you can eyeball a fairly straight cut. 3/8 would be tricky though
  4. instead of a mig tip, use a 1/8 pipe cap, drill the center with a # 67 ( .032") drill bit. voila home made gas orifice.
  5. it's actually steel. it's got me stumped. weighs in at 25 lbs. ah well thanks anyway ;)
  6. hey guys, my mom runs a thrift store and she sent me a picture of this thing in hopes of id'ing it. any ideas?
  7. Been looking around on the great Google machine and found a few really detailed home built tempering ovens. thanks for getting me all fired up about them. now i'm gonna have to try it!
  8. Well said JWS, and you hit the nail on the head at what i was thinking about with doubling the voltage, it's been a long while since i've cracked a book on basic electricity so i defaulted to the old standard p=VI, which is power, when dealing with heat the measurements are in Joules which is basically watts/sec. Looking on the net, this answer was the best i could find about it. The amount of heat produced by an electric current flowing in a conductor is given by: Q = I2*R*t ( with 120v) 8amps * 15ohms * 10 sec= 1200joules (with 240v ) 16amps *
  9. Great Idea! I am curious if you went with 220v which would drop amperage down could you pull more watts from the elements?
  10. Congrats! and thanks for sharing the honey hole, shame It's so far north ;0)
  11. where the heck did you find a hydraulic power pack for 160? I'd love to build one someday myself. Great job, its coming along nicely ;)
  12. nice job! great pics as well, thanks for sharing ;0)
  13. Thanks for the 2cents guys, as frosty says i have the tank so i was going to use it. I am familiar with building/ tuning forges and had never ran across a reason why no one has used liquid propane, Again Frosty gave me his experience. I can see it would be way too dangerous to attempt a burner with liquid propane. thanks for the offer Direwolf, I have 4 tanks as it is ;) i need to sell them and get a 100lb tank one day.
  14. now that is cool! I've never seen one of those. the plow that is. wonder how different the equipment is in south carolina where I am vs indiana :)
  15. i have no idea what you said Dave LOL , care to elaborate?
  16. hey thanks for the reply, there is a valve for vapor, but i have never seen any fittings available for it at the box stores. I'll have to do some research to see what it would take. I am interested to see how it would act on the liquid though, curious if there would be any difference.
  17. Hey Guys, I was wondering if anyone has had experience with liquid propane as a fuel source for a gas forge i.e. the kind of tank that comes off of a forklift. i suspect the propane would turn into vapor past the regulator. so i was wondering if i would need a specific reg for the fluid. also what other dangers would i run into that would be different from a normal BBQ tank.
  18. Mr. Simmons died on June 22, 2009, Charleston, SC he is the namesake of our guild. thanks for sharing the video, that was neat to see him!
  19. saw the article to, haven't had time to attempt it. I hope i can achieve as good of results ;O)
  20. looks like the same pattern from the grizzly catalog.
  21. just a caveat, "corian is somewhat brittle, it can crack if it falls to the floor. It is easy to shape and very hygienic therefore it is best to use it on kitchen knives. Also if it is made well it is dishwasher safe and well polished handle is bacteria free."
  22. try corian. a countertop material similar to plastic, somebody that does home remodels my have scraps from the sink cut out... just an idea
  23. The horn is neat! reminds me of a medieval slipper :D I applaud your efforts!
  24. from the youtube stuff i have seen on this machine, I want one!
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