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    Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee
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    I'm new at blacksmithing. Although I have been welding for over 25 years now. I'm a proud member of International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Local 454 in Chattanooga Tennessee.

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  1. BM454


    Thank you Frosty. I do need a better camera. The pictures don't do the knife justice. I'll try and get better pictures of it when I have some time. It's not easy working 60 hours a week on night shift.
  2. BM454


    Thank you Steve. It took me a lot longer than I wanted but, I'm pleased at the way it came out.
  3. I always tell people welding overhead is the same as welding flat. I know that sounds crazy but, it is the same. Biggest thing with overhead is watching the puddle and travel speed. It's like any other weld. Most people get better with time under the hood. I've welded on just about anything and everything over the years from a dozer to a nuclear reactor. Keep it up and keep burning rods. It will come to you in time. Scott Union Boilermaker Local 454 Chattanooga Tennessee Certified Pressure Welder
  4. BM454


    Here's a large one I made from a Sawmill Blade. (Stock Removal) It measures 14" 1/2 long and 3/16 thick. The handles are stabilized and dyed black ash burl. The blade had some imperfections in it so I didn't kill myself trying to remove all of them. I kinda made most of it at work with a file and sandpaper due to the fact I didn't have my 2x72 there. It turned out well to be done with primitive tools. Sorry I for the bad pics. The thing has a great feel to it and is balanced better than anything I've made so far.
  5. I'm looking for advice on water quinchable steel for making blades. I'm going to be doing some stock removal blades and wanted to use water instead of oil for my quinch. Thank you Scott
  6. I'm sorry to hear this. My prayers go out to his family and friends.
  7. Fine looking knife ya got there!
  8. BM454

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    Ben, Anytime you get back this way let me know. Would be glad to hang out and beat in some metal. Update on my condition. I'm back working again and doing ok. Regaining my sstrength back a little bit at a time. Being a Boilermaker is not the easiest job to have but, I don't think I ever want to do anything else. I want to think all of you again for your thoughts and prayers.
  9. Will be in my thoughts and prayers.
  10. Has anyone heard news on how Clay is doing after his surgery? I met him a couple of years back here in Chattanooga at the Choo Choo Forge during a tire hammer work shop. A really nice gentleman. Scott
  11. It's junk. You should give it to me for proper disposable. Looking good bro. If you're not working I'd like to go to the scrap yard again.
  12. BM454

    heart attack

    Hello Gergely. I'm doing much better and feeling better than I have in years. Lots of energy now days. I still can't lift anything heavy but that's coming in time. I just have to watch it or I'll be back in surgery again. Scott
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