eseemann

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  1. This item is about 3 inches but I have been able to weld up something that may work even better. I will up load a photo when I get done. Thanks for everyone's input.
  2. Daswulf, I don't think that is what it is you have given me another idea what I might use. The attached image is an example of what one guy made with aluminum flat stock. If I can't find anything I will use the one item I have as a template and hope for the best but as you folks know hope is not a plan. thanks
  3. Farmall and Mr. Steve, I am running these leads down now. I found out the trade name EFCOR is short for ELECTRICAL FITTINGS CORPORATION. I love old companies that have names that mean something. Makes it easier to run down leads.
  4. That is a very good question I did not think of but I don't think so. It sticks to a magnet like glue and I tried to scratch the surface with a snap knife. I am just about sure it is steel. Now that I think about it I have cut these in the past and I do think they are steel.
  5. Good Afternoon All, I am working on making a grabber that will pick up heaver things since at 6' 8" tall the ground it a LONG way down. I got a number of these items from a surplus store many years ago and now think they would be of use in my grabber build. If I knew what to call it I might could find some on the web or at the hardware store. The item is about 3 inches long and the holes are a bit larger than 1/4". The imprint is EFCOR (the manufacturer) and IBEW. I think IBEW is the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Before I start looking for the correct hay stack to start looking for this needle I thought I would try my luck with you good folks. Thanks in advance
  6. Mr. Frosty, So I have the strangest mental image of one of the walk in humidors at the fancy cigar stores where they have the bulk of "the good stuff". Is that the type of atmosphere you are talking about? My daughter and I are doing the opposite of that right now with a large plastic box, a laptop that had a cup of water spilled on it and two buckets of DampRid. Am I correct that in this case I would use the large plastic box or trash bag, the item to be cured and some type of humidification agent like a large wet sponge in a bucket? Thinking about the way water chemically bonds to Portland cement so it will set underwater (found that out the hard way back in High School) leads me to guess that a well mixed Kast-O-Lite will do the same thing. My (limited) understanding leads me to guess that water makes a chemical bond to the Kast-O-Lite but to a MUCH higher temp is required to break the bond and cause a explosive spalling. So once you have your forge or foundry spend the week in the swamp it should (we hope) be cured? How forgiving is Kast-O-Lite if too much water is used? Thank you for being the resource all of us want to be like when we grow up. Ernest Seemann
  7. That is a bad pun by my (very low) standards. A herd of guinea pigs, looking out on the yard and seeing nothing my lumps of furry cuteness, all little squeaky voices and whiskers. There are people that have a fear of mice and such that would extend to guinea pigs but not me. Can you imagine what it would look like driving this herd from one pasture to the next. There is a Far Side comic waiting to happen.
  8. Frosty, You do have a point. Sort of a pulse width modulation type of thing.
  9. Where are you going to find 6,000 degree rated firebrick for the firebox? Much better for foundry work if you can work out the brick problem.
  10. Tripods seemed to work well enough for the martians in War of the Worlds.
  11. Pnut, That is not a half bad idea. I have seen people talk about concrete but that cracks but your gravel will keep shifting to fill in the voids. There is a guy I saw on YouTube making a fixed straight razor (as in not folding) and he was using something that looked like a 4 inch wide shaft as his anvil.
  12. I have been told that the Vikings used chunks of stone for anvils but I agree a purpose built anvil would be nice.
  13. So I have this guy at work and every time I send Peter Wright an email I think of anvils. \ Now that my good people is an inside joke.
  14. Cool video, reminds me of the guys in India (or maybe Pakistan) making Kukris. This operation was at least 20 work stations for lack of a better term. I love the charcoal fired forge, that is simplicity in action. I have always wondered if that would work. It looks great. Is that 2/2" plate? I would assume the plate is A36 or 1018 ie construction type steel like the I Beam? Looks great and should last for a VERY long time.