Jim Coke

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  1. Greetings CTG, The springs make great dishing and forming tools . Forge on and make beautiful things Jim
  2. Greetings Das, More than likely you have a clogged converter. Most of the diagnostic equipment can’t diagnose the condition. Good luck Forge on and make beautiful things Jim
  3. Greetings LBS, Great work . Over the top professional . How in the world did you make the textured end of your framing hammer. Glad your back on IFI. Keep on doing what your doing indeed professional. Forge on and make beautiful things Jim
  4. Greetings cdnaxe, They both have their advantages and disadvantages. Keep in mind the replacement parts are readily available through the BB folks . Great to deal with. I retired from my business blacksmith shop and sold my BB. I did keep my LG 25 and my KA 75 . As far as compressor volume you can add a additional ballast tank for Volume to your compressor. I use a 30 gal tank from an old tire inflator . I have my IR compressor mounted in a different building and ran the lines underground. Sure keeps the shop noise down. Forge on and make beautiful things Jim
  5. Greetings Jason, Welcome to the crowd. Storage is always a problem. I have a few old hardware rotating shelves that work great. A large diameter pipe works well for tongs. A steel wheel on a stand works great for hammers. When more space is needed a chain and pipe rack hooked to the ceiling with hooks also works well. Lots of options. Forge on and make beautiful things Jim
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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