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Robert Yates

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  1. Any luck with the titanium project?

  2. Lester Flat and Earl Scruggs are from my Home Town B) Yes it is very true folks . and I spent many a day watching the Beverly Hillbillies as a young lad .
  3. You are well on your way to a very nice shop Brother . As well as one you and your Father have built Together it will be a memory etched in time you shall never forget each time you get to forge in the shop . anyhow it is looking very good and thank you for taking the time to share it with us here on IFI . Best Regards & Many Blessing to you Brother Ret, Sgt Robert Yates
  4. I see a WIP in the making LOL . keep us posted how it gos either way Wade I would to know what you find as the culprit that is making the lose gib or slop . Best Regards Brother
  5. If the Majority of the play is in the slide the rebuild the slide completely or you will be taking it down and doing it yet again when you do not want to do it or do have the time to do it . trust me ! The expense may be an up front cost but it will out last you in the long run if done correctly the first time. if it calls for Brass runners , or the other material you have to make the repairs for it to function properly so it will Not cause you Harm, or Bodily damage when you operate the ram. Good Luck Brother ,Blessings & Best Regards Remember Safety First ! Ret, Sgt. Robert
  6. I would like to wish All my fellow Brothers & Sisters here on: I Forge Iron Blacksmithing Without Boarders a Very Happy New Year 2015 ! May the New 2015 Year Ring in with blessings ,happiness, a renewed health for those that need it , Healing and the Grace of God fill Y'all's lives & spirits. Also I hope that Everything that you touch this Year in the Forge and your life's situations works out for the better and succeeds. most All of the Friends & Family here on IFI have Been an Inspiration to me and very helpful to me and for that I would like to extend a very heart felt
  7. IF you actually understood the physical properties of Armor Plate and what happen when Woodweavil added a prespring / Pre-sprung it and surfaced the anvil in a concave and clamped it down and welded it around the outer edge It Did Bond the Top plate rather well forcing ALL the air out Creating a Vacuum Bond when he welded it together that is why it Rings like it does in the Video. I do NOT know what in your Life that has happen to you Brother that has Made You So Sour at Folks or that stole your happiness, that you Feel the Need to take it out on some people ? However , I Am Going to do one th
  8. I Would Like to Put "Glenn Connor" on the list ! As He has Mastered " Blacksmithing Without Boarders" Ret, Sgt.Robert D. Yates
  9. *** Fact Is A Syncrowave MIG / TIG / Heliark Machine is Very Capable of Either Push or Pull with 100% Penetration & Will Pass ALL of these Tests at a 100%, U-Bend, X-Rayed, UV-ed, Magnafluxed, and Ultrasound. Wow with Technology the Welding Society & Capability has come a long way Brother Arftist. we are all getting old and Times, Equipment,and Techniques that are used do change. Per: Miller, Hobart, & Lincoln Schooling Professors 30 Dec 2014 - Phone Call Time - 0730, 30 Dec 2014 - Call Time - 0845,30 Dec 2014 - Call Time -1030 This thread is Not about beating ones own che
  10. To Celebrate the coming title :lol: How about a case of this ? http://foundersbrewing.com/our-beer/curmudgeon-old-ale/ Sorry could not resist . Back to the thread Brother Curly did we / I make you mad If so I have stated I am sorry , Please forgive me and allow me to help you out with your welding. Come back and post some of your welds Brother I will do my best to help you succeed in fixing any issues you may be having with welding Sir . Ret, Sgt. Yates
  11. Woodweavil, It sounds like you have done everything possible to ensure a perfect bond. I believe you will be very happy with your anvil when you finally get to forging projects on it . I look forward to seeing some of them as well . Good Luck, Blessings, & Best Regards Brother. Ret, Sgt. Robert Yates
  12. Most Excellent Anvil Build Brother Woodweavil, Here is a link to/about your "Top Plate Steel AR400" http://cliftonsteel.com/tensalloy-ar400.html ** Note: I still utilize steel from this Company when certain projects Call for Mill Spec Armor Plate for many of my Clientele for their Safety. I have used it many times , in many different thickness, in many applications to up armor a massive Fleets, Brigades, Battalions,Tons of vehicles. the only difference is we had to also Plug weld them and do a perimeter weld to the base steel or the hanger plate that was to be installed on the veh
  13. My first Project is always with me I have never lost it . You see when I very first pick up a 1 LB hammer I mashed the Bird Finger on my right hand and broke the very tip of the bone in it & Mashed the end very Bad , at the young age of 7 . I still have a pin in the end of my finger However, it was replaced with a plastic pin some years later due to a crooked end of that finger( they broke it and straightened it as well) yet the scars are still there . it reminds me to keep all my fingers tucked in while hammering. By the way I am now right Handed . Ret, Sgt. Yates
  14. Brother Curly, If you will post some photos of your welds and the conditions in what you were welding I will Help you narrow down the ways to fix the issues at hand that are causing you problems with your project . If You would like some help Brother Lets get this Thread back on track and see just what we can do to help you progress in doing so . Yes I do have the Credentials, Training, and Certifications . I have Welded in all 50 states , the islands and just about every country there is . I have even utilized many machines in many countries that were cobbled up to weld before the US
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