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  1. Lol i tought only i burn bricks i melt them sometims
  2. And one important note too. Some bellows have two ribs in top chamber, and top chamber is half size bigger than bottom. This give you more pumping, but it give you more air when you stop pumping, and if you put some weight on bottom chamber like hang it on lever that is attached to rope, you will get bellows closing valves faster in bottom chamber and traping air.
  3. I think its were carpenters and tailors included in making bellows before. Too much spendig time with decprations and making every detail to look good.
  4. I made serval bellows, and neither of them worked until i bought one bellows and repaired it. The thing is not all bellows are same. The next thing is important, you need airtight an tough material, you can't use something that is airtight and expect it to work, material need to be strong, and then bottom chamber will inflate top chamber. Material need to be hard to flex but still flexible. I sugest making double lung bellows, if you dont want to see electric bills, since i live with my parents in vilage electricity were never option, it is saw as luxury to use fan or hairdryer just to blow air in fire. We use bellows for that. I have book that i bought on bellows from Australia, it is shiped to me but i can't share it becasue of copyright issues. This is smal book even i had bellows bougth that are old 200 years and repaired them, i wanted to see this australian bellows. Thing with bellows is Germans dont make same as Hungarians, Americans don't do nozzle same as France bellows. They look similar but they are different in how they attach nozzle. Americans just laminate wood parts to midle board, in Europe some country they use huge block carve it out drill big hole, than stick that wood to midle board. In Germany they make some box of air for nozzle "Austrohungarian bellows wich i bought and restored look like this" http://www.leferrierdetannerre.net/images/equipements/souF2.jpeg French bellows look like this American styl wher nozzle is piece of wood laminated to middle board. There is difference in how you put nozzle and glue it. Here is what i talk about notice how nozzle is attached here and how above in picture. This are my bellows that i restored and you can see inside they have valves , nozzle, One tip too, dont make hole in nozzle to big, than your top chamber wont inhale good enaugh.
  5. For leaher its better to be heavy tough than elastic and weak.
  6. Billy i dont have enaough material for haft , so iam planing to drill one hole instead of two holes. This is highcarbon steel from old plough sahare i had trouble to cut it with hacksaw, i even folded material to break it on its own. And when you heat it and file it it give some sparks even if it is not grinded, and sparks can be made if striked even in cold state with hammer.
  7. CAn folding knife be bigger than pocket knife? I have some high carbon steel but i cant make it long enaugh for handle, i can make it long for blade iam thinking to make it like folding knife, and to ignore handle lenght, just to drill one hole to make it hinged .
  8. Well i will see i think i will use it to restore threads if it is same "steps" as some hread are. All thread are not same, some of are metric, some are imperial some are pipe thread ec. I tought to put sheet metal on those teeth toprotect it and to make it not to cut metal when i want to bend it. Some small pieces was tha i was planned to bend. Well i don have welder hat's why i tried this option to have in mind.
  9. Yes different size will work, i do not know i give it try and it could make thread just you need to tighten screw on handle I didn't know that it was called thread chaser. Guys is possible to use this tool to twist hot steel? Is it waste to use it for that?
  10. George well i added pictures. Glen it have teeth it can carve thread on rods. I made one thread with it. Do you guys think this is homemade by some smith, machinist, or it is from factory. Here are pieces taken apart when it is unscrewed.
  11. I bougt this tool today since i wanted to use it to bend metal but iam not sure is it tap handle or it is universal die. This teeth can make thread but i think they can hold tap too. I think this is homemade by somebody since i didnt found tool like this on internet. Here are pictures
  12. Improvised some hand crank grinder Dont try this at home, it can be even added on power drill, but i fund it dangerous. Hand crank is more better bet.
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