Frozenforge

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  1. Anvil does not need to be dead flat. Please NO MILLING!
  2. In my opinion a restored anvil should be only lightly wire brushed and still have the nice dark patina.
  3. S/N 537 should be from the first year of production, 1900. Looks like its in excellent condition!
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Looks like a cast iron anvil. Do a rebound test before buying!
  7. 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!
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Here is an aerial image of Vine road Frosty is talking about!
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Metric grade 12.9. 170,000 psi tensile strength alloy steel. Bout a $10.00 dollar bolt! Info from McMaster Carr catalog
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Your anvil should be from 1918, I read the s/n as A166529. The German Trenton anvils were from the late 1800s. The 250 is the weight in lbs or 113 kg. How it got there? Your guess is as good as mine!
  17. One of the things to remember when talking about all these controls is to have a 2 stage regulator. Otherwise as your bottle cools off from draw and it starts getting low the actual supply pressure drops and a single stage regulator will not maintain a steady pressure. The 2 stage will maintain a constant pressure till the supply pressure approaches the desired regulated pressure.
  18. Just a good tip. A little dab of fine valve grinding compound on the screwdriver tip really helps to avoid the cam out effect and prevents the screwdriver tip from becoming polished. Does not make up for an improper tip size though!
  19. This is what happens when you have too much stuff in your fittings and valves drawer
  20. The craft is well represented once again. Thank you!