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  1. Frozenforge

    My new restoration hobby

    In my opinion a restored anvil should be only lightly wire brushed and still have the nice dark patina.
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    Arm and hammer can someone date it?

    S/N 537 should be from the first year of production, 1900. Looks like its in excellent condition!
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    The perils of speakerphone

    So much of communication between people, especially with strangers, is in body language. There are both pros and cons to not being able to see the other participants. One of my rules is that if I wouldn’t say it directly in person you don’t say it. It is very easy to say derogatory things to or about a person when not facing them. Going for an inexpensive poor quality speaker phone for your conference room is false economy.
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    The specification brochure you provided a link to tells you every thing you need to know. My understanding and limited experience is Monel can be forged but it is tough stuff even at high temps, not cutting edge hard though.
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    Ever heard of Shragge Metals anvil?

    Looks like a cast iron anvil. Do a rebound test before buying!
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    Anchorage Ak. Earthquake 2018

    Found a before and after picture. There must have been some underlying issue! With 2 garages on the ground floor the rear wall would have to be a very well constructed shear wall!
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    Anchorage Ak. Earthquake 2018

    We did fine here, some broken trinkets and decorations, lots of stuff fell off shelves in the garage. You can definitely tell the direction the waves came from. If you look close you can see the double garage door under the big windows. I think the stairs used to up to the front door.
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    Anchorage Ak. Earthquake 2018

    The inbound Glenn highway and what used to be a 2 story house. Miraculously I have not heard of any fatalities or serious injuries. There must have been some unknown issues with those poor peoples house. The minimal damage to residential housing is a testament to modern building engineering.
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    Anchorage Ak. Earthquake 2018

    Here is an aerial image of Vine road Frosty is talking about!
  10. Should be from 1904. As long as the rebound is good and it rings good dont get hung up on measurements. The were made individually so each one has unique characteristics.
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    Freezing Propane Tanks. A Different Solution

    Yep, a few drops of liquid dish soap.
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    Freezing Propane Tanks. A Different Solution

    K.I.S.S. Large Kids play bucket filled with water, place propane bottle in water, a weight on top to hold it down and keep upright. Not dangerous, not hazardous, inexpensive, no power required. Can run 2 3/4” burners on a 20lb bottle till it runs out and maintain 50 psi outlet pressure. If you want to keep mosquitos from breeding a little common dish soap in the water stops that.
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    What kind of steel?

    Metric grade 12.9. 170,000 psi tensile strength alloy steel. Bout a $10.00 dollar bolt! Info from McMaster Carr catalog
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    Show me things that move

    Restored a friends family heirloom windvane that was on his grandparents house on Wasilla Lake which sees pretty fierce winds every winter. All he had left was the Eagle and it was falling apart. Runs on bearings and swings to the slightest breeze.
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    Measuring Foundry Tempature

    Extech has an infrared thermometer that has an advertised range of -58 to 3992 F +/- 1%. Grainger p/n 4THX6. Pretty expensive though. They also have one that goes to 1832 F for much less.