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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. 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
  2. Amazing how your creative vibes get these things together! I can't do it
  3. 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
  4. Looking good Jake
  5. 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
  6. I've used a lot of different waxes over the years for patch lube in my black powder arms but ear wax?????
  7. I hope it's not blasting powder in the jar!
  8. A good book for learning engraving is by James B Meek called the Art of Engraving. I got mine from Brownell & Son. They have gravers and other supplies. I have made cutters and die sink chisels from different size chain saw files that work well. I also got Lynten McKinzies instruction tapes on engraving. and a couple of others I can't think of. A bad car wreck with a drunk driver ten years ago has left me with nerve damage and tremors that have just about stopped my engraving and carving.
  9. Fantastic showing!! I've built several rifles with buying factory barrels and made one lock so I can appreciate the skills Mr. Gusler has.
  10. I have one identical to yours. I was told it is a 1914 sears. Mine works great. A picture was in the gallery before things got changed.
  11. I turn handles for my heavy files on the lathe and use spent shotgun shell brass for Ferrell. Just drill out the primer to size-maybe a little big and use plastic steel in a tube for seating. For small files like chain saw files I use the rubber hose from brake lines from a wreaked car or truck. Neighbors frown on you for mooching a piece of their old cars brake line setting waiting to be repaired. 45cal spent shells can be used for Ferrells for wooden handles for small files too.
  12. Thanks for the visit Ethan. I've been down too long and it was nice to smell the coal burning.
  13. IFORGEIRON forever! Great people--great postings- great site! Thanks Glenn.
  14. Got up early to move several inches of (50 ft x 15 ft driveway)snow so we could go to Church for Services with our new Pastor and our annual meeting with a pot luck lunch and got elected Deacon! Thought about the projects in the unheated shop and got spring fever again. Winter storm warning with 35 to 45 below wind chill made a nap seem like a winner. Life is good!!
  15. Thomas Powers mentioned Billy Merritt, a master pattern welder. Is he still around?