joshua.M

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  1. I'm attending Fleming College in the Welding and Fabrication technician program, we were taught to use the strikers simply because in order to use a lighter it is clutched in your fist with your hand within an inch of the torch tip, strikers can be used to keep your hand away from the torch tip. Josh
  2. I live in eastern ontario canada, in winter here its nothing to see a week or two of -40°Celcius, my shop is 30×45 and has no walls, post and beam construction with a shed roof.... The question isnt "can you forge in that weather" its "how badly do you want to?"
  3. Please keep me updated on the details for the competition Brian, I'd love to enter
  4. If i get time tonight i will post a video of me making a fire poker with a blob weld, an one that is a forge welded bundle, and one that is a faggot weld. i will explain the issues/limitations with each and the positive points. I will present it from an unbiased point of view in this discussion and will not reply after it is posted. it will simply be a conversation clairifyer Josh
  5. That would be me... I'm 15 minutes east of Peterborough in Norwood! Josh
  6. Nothing ever came of this OABA is the only ABANA affiliate in Ontario, this past september we had an event at the Norwood farigrounds in eastern Ontario, please feel free to message me with any questions, if you add your location to your profile you may find that there is someone within a reasonable distance you could learn from Josh
  7. Look up the Habbermann Bend, I was taught the technique by Brian Brazeal, it allows you to set the inside and outside angles without the need for upsetting, and in my opinion is quite pleasing to the eye
  8. HAHAHAHA melt a hole the size you need... my slack tub freezes SOLID Josh
  9. Notice in the first video the height of the anvil, lower than normal to aid in maneuvering the large pieces of steel and so that the strikers can get full throw of their sledges. Josh
  10. Wow! I wish I could be a young smith! How do I join???
  11. Probably something like 4140 of 1045, that coolant hole runs all the way through right? use them for monkey tools
  12. Very nice guys! not as nice as the one brian and I made... but still nice ;) (you guys know my sense of humour now so i can say this safely) carry on!!!!!!
  13. I'd like to thank the academy, my friends and family, the director, and everyone who voted, this trophy will have a special spot on my shelf!
  14. I would like a good oxy-acetylene set, with welding brazing and cutting tips
  15. These are cool answers! keep them coming! I only asked this to get people thinking and help myself evaluate my goals, wants and needs Josh