Jim Coke

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  1. Greetings Golfishunt, The bolt size on most grinders is 8 mm x 1.25 x 3/4 long . Home Depot has them. Forge on and make beautiful things Jim
  2. Greetings Golfishunt, Neet idea . LOL You will need to forge another bracket to fit the other mounting hole in the grinder. You will find that the single mounting will loosen. I know you don’t have a welder so if you wish I will weld it for you . Or you can drill and rivet. Forge on and make beautiful things Jim
  3. Greetings Golfishunt, Doin just fine. Now for a bending fork and a twisting wrench. Nice cut off saddle too. Forge on and make beautiful things Jim
  4. Greetings Golfishunt, A pineapple twist on your spike would be fun . Looks like you are havin fun with your new equipment. Have a great holiday. FORGE ON AND MAKE BEAUTIFUL THINGS Jim
  5. Greetings Devan, You could start with say about 2 in of 1/4 round stock . Drill one end about 1 in or so to fit the shaft the thinner the better wall. You can now forge the end to you field head taste. Caution thin walls in the forge will burn quickly. Just this ol boys method. Forge on and make beautiful things Jim
  6. Greetings Golfishunt, Looks like you are on your way to new projects. One suggestion . Get a metal bucket for your slack tub . One miss and it will leak. Glad I could help you on your journey. Next time at my shop you can try a wall mount . Forge on and make beautiful things Jim
  7. Greetings Dan, What you have is a blower from a lever pumper style forge. The drive pulley that is attached to a ratchet mechanism is about 18 inches in diameter. It is designed to be an on demand style ( when you need air to the forge you just pump. ) Look up early Champion forges with a lever . Forge on and make beautiful things Jim
  8. Greetings WiskeyMike, Nice set up . Do you know that the rear portion of your vise swivels when the pin is removed. It looks like it has not moved in a long time. Prentiss vices are great. Forge on and make beautiful things Jim
  9. Sorry guys. The line will start right after me.. LOL
  10. Greetings LE, You might try this design I made years ago, The upright is a pipe welded to a pass through with a wedge holding it from the bottom. Than just use a simple pip clamp . This design only takes up a small amount of anvil surface. Forge on and make beautiful things Jim
  11. Greetings Le, You might try the one I designed . It will hold flat stock as well as round and square on the diagonal. I just finished a demo at my shop and most who attended when back to their shops to make one. Mild steel will work just fine. Notice the offset which allows holding long stock. Easy to make . Let me know if you have questions. Forge on and make beautiful things Jim
  12. Greetings 671, Just a few on display. Mostly done cold . Yes they were made for customer selection but I no longer accept commissions. Forge on and make beautiful things Jim
  13. Greetings 671, Lots of possibilities. Here are just a few that I have on display. Forge on and make beautiful things Jim
  14. Greetings Snuffy, You don’t need side retainer brackets on the top . You will find they just get in the way. You could also shorten the side columns by 2 in or so . That would make positioning the block from its vertical to horizontal much easier. Just this ol boys suggestion. Forge on and make beautiful things Jim Greetings GolfFishHunt, Your steel casters unless locked to the floor will move . I suggest a bracket off the cinder block with a quick release to move the forge. Nice fire pot. Looks familiar. You will also need a steel pass through for your pipe . Wood is not good. Forge on and make beautiful things Jim