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About JerryCarroll

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  • Birthday 11/06/1941

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    Momence, IL
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  • Location
    Momence, IL
  • Interests
    More than I can keep up with!
  • Occupation
    Retired Ford worker

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  1. Good design! I gotta weld the extra finger on mine. I just bent the hold down end over but it works pretty good.
  2. Yet another " WHY DIDN't I THINK OF THAT"

    The modified vise grips are a great idea! Years ago when my sons were in high school and taking welding that was available then, a project was a drill press vise made from different sizes angle iron. Not very pretty but functional. I have used them in my bench and post vises for a number of projects for years by doing what Frank Turley suggests--thanks Frank Jerry
  3. Bees Wax and Renaissance wax

    Thanks a bunch Kozzy for your clarifying some chemistry! I've copied your post to my personal notes to give a try to. My flowers and plant stuff, inside decorations get a good coat of future floor finish that seems to last a long time. Again- Thank you.
  4. I made a couple guillotine tools a few years ago--started out just for different sizes fullering and added some different sizes ball bearing races--cut and flattened --welded on top and bottom dies that make a nice looking feature between twists or just by themselves. I also made a parallel fuller that works great. My gallery pictures vanished some years back and I have not tried to replace them. Even a simple fuller made from different sizes rod can make a nice tool. This web site is a great inspiration for making blacksmithing a great hobby. Thanks Glenn and the rest of the people here. E. Jerry Carroll Bordertown Forge
  5. Raw Linseed Oil

    Not referring to punch lube, I was referring to the postings about coating for such projects as flowers.
  6. Raw Linseed Oil

    I have used acrylic floor finish for years--seems to be durable. Maybe I will switch to some of these formulas. Very interesting thread.
  7. That's a great looking setup! I have a large tine that broke a few inches above the bend that I have used for a couple of years resting on a couple of 30 gal. metal drums. I now have something to sorta copy , Thank you!! My working anvil I have used for 50 yrs is an Armitage mouse hole 125 lb.
  8. Rounding hammer or no

    Good luck with the surgery Thomas.---Jerry
  9. How about fileing? I usually file the rust off that the wire brush/wheel don't get. I've never given any thought about it dulling my files
  10. vulture

    Amazing how your creative vibes get these things together! I can't do it
  11. brazing thin stainless sheet

    I got some 309 sL rods and welded the split OK. The only thing I have used stainless rods for over the years is putting different metals together. One of my welders is an old Miller 225. Using the low side I can get the amps down to 20. I used 50 amps for the side table that got whacked falling over without any problems. Thank you fellows for your suggestions. Jerry
  12. Show me your Bottle Openers!

    Looking good Jake
  13. I have a request to repair a BBQ grill part that is torn on the edge flange in a curve that supports the curve. The metal is thin. Will braising stainless hold? Will my Hobart wire welder weld the stainless? I don't want to make a bigger gap experimenting. It's a very expensive grill . Thanks in advance. Jerry
  14. Burt's Bees Salve

    I've used a lot of different waxes over the years for patch lube in my black powder arms but ear wax?????
  15. I have no idea

    I hope it's not blasting powder in the jar!