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  1. I know how it feels to have to wait on life threatening medical test results, I went through it with my wife years back. We will be praying for her health and your family as you go through these rough times. Jeff
  2. It opened ok for me but it did take a few seconds and I have high speed inter-net so if you have dial up then it may take a while to load. welder19
  3. I used to work evenings and weekends for a friend at his scrap yard and you would not believe the amount of people that try and bring in stolen metals and I am not in what would be considered a high theft area but after spending some time there it got me to being more cautous at home with locking up my shop and sheds. I feel really bad for those who have to live in high crime areas, up until a couple years ago we never even locked our house when we left and even now it has just become habit, not really nesecary. welder19
  4. I just wanted to post an update on my situation since I feel I owe everyone who has sent prayers for me. I have finally been approved for ssd and just received my first check, the one they give you for back pay and will get my first monthly check in two weeks, and just in time, if I did not send money to the mortgage co this week then I would have been in foreclosure. It couldn't have been any closer but I never lost faith and knew that things would work out. There are still some things to straighten out and we're not completely in the clear but the danger of being homeless is past and I cou
  5. I am sorry to hear about your dad's health problems and will be praying for his recovery. Jeff
  6. More than likely it should be ok, just leave the surface rough where the second pour would contact the first, even jagged and uneven as well. welder19
  7. Sorry for your losses, unfortunately I know how it feels. I'll keep you and your family in my prayers. Jeff
  8. Definately leave out the portland. Use a high temp clay, I prefer Kaolin, which runs $10-$15 for 50lb, use silica sand or grog, approx 20lbs grog/sand to 50lb of clay, to reduce shrinkage and add strength and if you want it to be insilated add in some foam beads, bean bag chair filling works good, add as much foam as your mix will allow and still hold together, add water very little at a time and mix well. Then do 1/4"-1/2" hot face, [clay mix with no foam in it]. Let it dry slow and then fire it slowly, if you fire it too fast it will crumble. It will handle 3000F with no problem. I use t
  9. Looks good, nice job! welder19
  10. For compact size you can't beat a KA75. welder19
  11. You may want to try a .023" or .030" mig tip, my 3/4" burner uses a .023". Also a pic would be helpful to see if there are any other potential issue's. welder19
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    Ed Viadock

    Will be praying for him. Jeff
  13. Nice knives...apperantly for $300 an inch! welder19
  14. Glad to hear your doing ok and sorry to hear about your dog. My wife has to take seizure meds every day and has been doing so since she was 20, so I know a little about what that is like, so we will keep you in our prayers and hope all works out well. Jeff
  15. Very nice! What did you paint them with? welder19
  16. That's really good! Whats it going to be? welder19
  17. You can use a heat/ac blower out of an old car or truck and make a housing like you did for the vacuum. I'm not sure about your auto's but most American vehicles are really easy to get the blowers out, pop the hood and remove a couple screws and it comes right out. They are a squirle cage type blower so they are ideal and quiet for a forge, only draw back is that they are DC voltage, when I was using mine I got a battery and hooked up a small maintainer charger to it and never had a problem with it. welder19
  18. That really stinks, it would be nice if there was someone capable and willing enough to continue doing it. I have a couple years worth and there is a lot of great projects and demostrations in them. welder19
  19. You should wear a respirator when handleing it, breathing the fibers can lead to silicosis. So get yourself a good particle respiartor, not just the cheap throw away dust masks. welder19
  20. It's just like any wild game, it's all in how it's prepared and what the animal eats, if it eats garbage, it's gonna taste like garbage. The squirrels around here are down right tastey, but like I said it's all in how it's prepared, just because you get a bad steak doesn't mean beef is no good. welder19
  21. I definately have the wrong kinda friends. That is a nice anvil!! welder19
  22. One of these days I'll make it up there, I've heard good things about it. welder19
  23. All I ever do is just lay under it with a 4 1/2" grinder and touch them up when the need arises, which really isn't very often even with moderate use. welder19
  24. Never thought about it before and I just sat here like an idiot staring at the computor saying the word "an-vul" "an-vil" over and over....now I'm not even sure how I say it. welder19
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