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About teenylittlemetalguy

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    Addicted to creating
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    Anchorage Alaska
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    Addicted to making things.


  • Location
    Anchorage, Alaska
  • Interests
    Addicted to making things.
  1. July 2017 meeting

    Pistol, a map in case you need it! https://www.google.com/maps/place/3800+Taiga+Dr,+Anchorage,+AK+99516/@61.1034292,-149.8201448,14.6z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x56c89a3ad3df08a7:0xfac957ca63fba11f!8m2!3d61.1023683!4d-149.811158
  2. September 30 meeting!

    ***UPDATE*** This just in! Due to scheduling issues the meeting location needs to be moved to Jim's place in Anchorage. Still on 9-30-17 3800 Taiga Dr. Anchorage, AK
  3. July 2017 meeting

    We will! Sept. 30th in Palmer is our next meeting. Are you on Facebook? we have a page for Alaskans only, it would help you meet us all and see meeting info. see- Association of Alaskan Blacksmiths If not send me a PM and I can get you more details!
  4. Alaska Hammer in/ Camp out

    Woo Hoo! that sounds like a blast!
  5. Alaska Hammer in/ Camp out

    Mr. Barkwood is hosting a Hammer in/ Camp out and you are invited! August 12-13th at Matanuska River Campground. 925 E Arctic Avenue, Palmer, Alaska 99645 I don't know about you but I think this is WAY overdue! This is family friendly so bring the whole crew. If you have not been there before it is a nice little spot, there is a playground for the kids as well. Keith has reserved 4 large flat adjoining campsites and cleared the concept with the park management. The main thing they were concerned about was that we don't put forges on the picnic tables, so bring your own and lets get this party started!
  6. July 2017 meeting

    Jim asked me to put out the word that snacks/ beverages would be appreciated if we could bring some.
  7. July 2017 meeting

    Just a friendly reminder that the Association of Alaskan Blacksmiths are holding their next meeting this Saturday 7-15-17 at Jim Hutto's shop in Anchorage. Sat 9 AM · 3800 Taiga Dr, Anchorage, AK 99516-2858 It is open to the public. One current discussion is planned- Building the Frosty T-Burner. But there is guaranteed to be a lot more happening. As always please bring eye protection, it is good to have even if you are not forging as others will be.
  8. Art on Fire 2017

    Using Frosty's anvil is a real treat. You probably won't find a much nicer model. Also they will be pouring Cast Iron! I don't think I can make it, and I think Sean is out as well. But have fun for us!
  9. June Meeting!

    She is my secret weapon...
  10. June Meeting!

    You can make a move, its ok by me, as long as you are still reffering to the Ur game. Otherwise Renee may have something to say about it. :-)
  11. June Meeting!

    if it is any consolation you had me all excited for the weekend until I noticed the 15th wasn't Saturday. Dang it I was ready!
  12. June Meeting!

    Sorry Frosty but I think you have the wrong month. I have July 15 as the next meeting, And it is at Jims in Anchorage. the meeting after it is September 30th.
  13. Advice On Materials

    Empty is a very important point
  14. If I ever say I'm going to build it instead...

    John, what size cylinder are you running with it?
  15. My first, but not my last

    Frosty, just happened to be taking a break when your email came in. John, Nickel alloys are difficult to move without cracking. you have to make sure you are hot and don't force it else it will crack. not forgiving like twisting mild steel. Also those cracks can be really small and hard to see until you move it. Nickel is nice for the high contrast but it comes at a high labor price for you. Silver is much nicer to use. That billet was about 1.5"w 2.25"L and after welding about 5/8" thick if I remember right. I rolled it all out flat before I made anything with it. Slag has a good point about toxicity. I use 90% rubbing alcohol as it is strong enough to get the job done and less of an issue. I try not to have MEK or Acetone in my shop if I can avoid it.