arkie

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  1. NW Chapter, ESSA at Eureka Springs, AR, Mar. 9 Central Chapter, Hot Springs, AR, Mar. 16
  2. arkie

    Fuzzy Math

    I wonder how many folks here know what a slide rule is, or more so, how to use one.
  3. NW Chapter, Fayetteville, AR, Feb. 9 Central Chapter, Glenwood, AR, Feb. 16
  4. arkie

    The perils of speakerphone

    Possibly the WORST thing about the speaker phones/conference phones is when you *think* you have pressed the "mute" button on the speaker, but did not.......................been there, done that, sorry to say.
  5. arkie

    Post Vise Help

    Trash Boat, Google "coal in Kansas". Tons (pun intended) of info there. Some listings include info on coal sources and mines...
  6. Uncle CD, I will PM you with the location info this afternoon.
  7. arkie

    Advice : Sunlar Electric Blacksmith Forge Blower

    Considering that these blowers are scattered for sale all over eBay and other sites, certainly more than one smith who might have purchased one could lend a review here on the suitability for forge use.
  8. Tommy, will send you a PM with directions.
  9. arkie

    Decided to take the plunge.

    Tommy, I will PM you the location directions. We don't publish them publicly for privacy reasons. Since there is a good chance that winter weather will be upon Fayetteville, your location in Bella Vista will give you a good idea of travel conditions. Tommy, I will PM you the location directions. We don't publish them publicly for privacy reasons. Since there is a good chance that winter weather will be upon Fayetteville, your location in Bella Vista will give you a good idea of travel conditions. Tommy, I will PM you the location directions. We don't publish them publicly for privacy reasons. Since there is a good chance that winter weather will be upon Fayetteville, your location in Bella Vista will give you a good idea of travel conditions.
  10. arkie

    How to forge an edgewise Holdfast video.

    Jennifer, your videos are great. Take the YouTube analytics with a grain of salt. Keep up the great work. If it works, don't fix it....
  11. Go for the 20 Mule Team at DG. That box will last you a long time. Most smiths I know use borax...just keep it simple and use the borax. With mild steel, you'll be fine.
  12. arkie

    What did you do in the shop today?

    Pr3ssure, practice is good. The more the better! As for your steel stock, if you have a steel supplier anywhere close I strongly recommend that you get your steel from them. Their prices will be a fraction of those in the big box stores. Where I purchase mine, the 3/8" and larger sizes are mild steel and come in 20 ft lengths, and the 1/4" is cold rolled in 12 ft lengths. Most shops will cut the stock in half for you free for easier transport. Happy forging!
  13. UPDATE.... Central Chapter January 2019 meeting to be held in Hot Springs, AR on the third Saturday.