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About Dave51B

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    Danville, In.
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    Antique Tractors and equipment

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  1. I hear ya, been there done that..got the pension........Just try to watch the IBA website and find something close and in yer off time. There were just 2 meetings near Monrovia recently. Great shop and good people...I had a good time at both of em'. Dave
  2. That, and find an IBA satellite group near by....What part of the Hoosier State holds yer shadow? Dave
  3. If you are talking about, Ken D. in Columbus. I haven't been there. ( 1 1/2 hrs. from here ) I go to Johnson Co. Park. and Rushville shops tho. ( I really like the Rushville shop) I belong to the RSMA , IBA and Covered Bridge groups. You can check them out on FB and see some of my work......... life is good Dave
  4. I went to the IBA meeting today. Where was your hammer-in ? If ya don't mind me asking. Dave
  5. Gill....any chance yer go'in to the IBA meeting next month? Dave
  6. Any plans for an IFI group photo this year? I just simply call it the "Blacksmith Super Bowl" for lack of a better description..... Life is Good Dave
  7. Yeah, I was ask several times about popcorn....I have some Indian popcorn I grew awhile back. May have ta get some out. My good buddy posted a few vids on the Indiana Blacksmith Association facebook page, if ya wanna check me out with the corn. Dave
  8. I used corn again yesterday at a festival. It sure draws a crowd..... I finally figured out a bit, but still a ways to go. I did get a piece of 3/16"mild to melt, and forged some things.....more experience needed.... Life is good Dave
  9. In my limited experience with corn is getting it to "coke" as fast as it burns......and in my rivet forge, I could not get enough heat to melt mild steel. I could forge with corn, but welding not in the cards for me at this time....any suggestions more than welcome. Thanks Dave
  10. Check out the IBA (Indiana Blacksmith Association) website, you should find a few vids of us burning corn @ the fair...... Dave
  11. I was told by a very seasoned smith in one of the groups I frequent, when you make a project....make 2 at the same time. That way, if you mess one up, you have a spare. And if you don't, you have one to use or hang on the wall. Great advice.....I just don't follow it very often.... Life is Good Dave
  12. Just skim the crud off the top of the water when it gets nasty. The process does a fine job removing paint too. Just clean a spot for yer connection to make a good contact. Dave
  13. I think yer right Jim, makes good use of those flee market sockets......works a treat..... thanks Dave