Dale Russell

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About Dale Russell

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    Demi Admin / Mod ... Minion Curmudgeon
  • Birthday 12/09/1961

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    Wesburn Victoria Australia


  • Location
    Wesburn Victoria Australia
  • Biography
    1 . 92 mtr tall / 112 kg ugly as sin BEER drinkin' AUSSIE
  • Interests
    Drinkin' BEER , blacksmithing & drinkin' more BEER
  • Occupation
    Sewing Machine Mechanic . / Jack of all trades ( master of none ) Retired ( before 50 .. :) )

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  1. Loki Smith , here's another 1 I forgot to put up . http://watersidemetalart.org/ Littleblacksmith .... thank you for posting the OZ Roll Call ( I should have posted that also seeing I started it , getting forgetful in my old age ) Dale Russell
  2. G'day Loki Smith , best advice I can give you is hook up with 1 of the local smithing groups here in Melbourne . They'll set you on the right path . Here's the links to them . ( just don't tell them I sent you or they'll charge you double membership fees ) ... http://www.abavic.org.au/ http://www.blacksmithing.com.au/ Dale Russell
  3. Jackdawg , I had the same problem awhile ago . I ended up standing at my flypress for 2 day's crushing 1 piece at a time to make them smaller ( not ideal but only way I could do it at the time . ) I know of 1 person who ran a bag of " cricket ball ' sized coke through a garden mulcher , coke came out the size he wanted , didn't do the inside of mulcher or blade much good thou . Dale Russell
  4. Bob , have you checked out the below link ? https://www.iforgeiron.com/topic/30887-forges-and-fires/ Dale Russell
  5. Frosty Feed dogs Hook & base ( which holds the bobbin case ) Yeah you soon get to know if a machine is running right just by the sound of it . I did my first apprenticeship ( 2nd was an adult apprenticeship as Mechanical Engineer ) working on machines like this . 3 rows of needles 120 inches wide , each needle had to be timed to the shuttle underneath it .... Oh Joy , Oh Bliss ... Not ! Dale Russell
  6. Frosty , ... as materials to forge stuff from yes , but for some 1 like Daswulf or Ausfire to make " critters " ect from no . Sadly looking at the parts to make items out of is not " my " strong suit , I just see a bunch of parts combined that are used to sew clothing ect . Dale Russell
  7. Das , even if they where wearing a pair of these ?
  8. MB , in a past life I was a sewing machine mechanic . The steel in that will be mostly mild steel , cast parts I wouldn't even bother with , centre shaft will be a chrome steel ( read stay away from ) . The hook & base ( where the bobbin goes into ) is chrome steel as well . Frankly other then as sewing machine parts in my opinion not worth the bother Only thing i'd use out of the whole thing would be the motor & foot peddle & rig them up to a centrifugal fan of some sort as a blower for a forge Dale Russell
  9. Dale, sorry, chat just crashed, not sure what's up, very nice shop, looks like good equipment


  10. Clemson tiger , you need to add where you are to your profile so we know where in the world you are . I could give you lists of suppliers in Australia , but they would be of no use to you if your in America or Europe . Found this in the knife section in 1 1/2 minutes Dale Russell
  11. Have you contacted anyone who makes these machines to even see if it is possible to do what your suggesting ? Dale Russell
  12. G'day Rupes , be sure to check out this all well ..... Dale Russell
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