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greenskpr

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About greenskpr

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    Finger Lakes region - Upstate NY
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    Horticulture, sand casting, tool making

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  1. Just a heads up for anyone shopping or building presses. Saw this one today 1/16/21 near Buffalo. Not a lot of details but price is right. Possibly at Niagara metals. I just bought a mechanical press I'm reconfiguring for hot work else I'd go take a look. Electric Hydraulic Press Craig's list link removed per TOS. if interested send a PM
  2. Added an anvil stand tool table over the weekend and got duct work fitted and sealed for hood. Gas forge testing next. Been sitting mothballed for a year.
  3. Done and back in debt! Who needs two kidneys anyway! Good times and I got lucky and picked up a gingery furnace on craigslist. Woo!
  4. Slow over the last couple weeks. It's been hot with no rain and the fish have gone deep and aren't moving for much.
  5. Thanks, Man. And I will. Pipe was free..left over well casing from a job years as go.
  6. Shop build update: 90% there. Moving in. Nothing bolted down yet. Yet to screw on steel panels for interior. Gas forge area will be concrete board with a parged finish. Laying out a built-in workbench atm.
  7. My dream space! (Had to over engineer the footer to hold a bank in place upon backfill.
  8. I know we're all getting the same news eventually, but if you haven't seen it..ibuprofen is showing a tendency to worsen symptoms in cases in Denmark and France, especially for people under 50. They're recommending sticking with acetaminophen for fever and aches if you or your family contract it...just an fyi. Also some yucks..
  9. Thanks, Thomas..one pour down, three to go.
  10. Shop foundation excavation. Pouring footers friday. Getting there bit by bit.
  11. Congrats, Man. Wife works in the recovery field and what you're doing is fantastic and difficult. Keep hoeing that row. You're worth this.
  12. Opinions please.. Getting ready to spend on the anvil for the tire hammer. Since hot rolled 1018 is cheaper than cold, my question is whether the increased tensile strength, brinell hardness, etc. of cold-rolled is worth the extra cost for the role of this part. Does it matter? It's a spendy chunk of steel and don't want to throw $ away on specs I don't need.
  13. Colic survivor here..they eventually stop or grow into a new less noisy phase. Ours took weeks. Only thing that calmed him was taking him for a walk outside in a chest carrier...at 3am etc. This too shall pass. Welcome to child rearing, it gets better!
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