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  1. I am now the best krum-kaka / wafer maker I know! They are pretty good filled with cool whip. RWD
  2. Nick, I don't have any pictures right now, but my eye drift is the handle of a large spud wrench that I picked up in a pawn shop. RWD
  3. I love this forum!! I'm going to see if its still there in the morning and buy it, just to try it out. If nothing else it will make a fine open fire tortilla warmer! Thanks guys! RWD
  4. Any idea what this is for and how it is used? thanks Russell
  5. Steve, I would buy one if yall could get it printed.
  6. Does anyone know of a place to buy a poster size temp chart for steel similar to the one on the back pages of the blacksmith premier? (I think it was the blacksmiths premier ) Thanks Russell
  7. I watched a few minutes of the video, the guy hit one of my biggest pet peeves when he used a claw hammer to center punch steel.
  8. Has anyone ever used one of the new 6" post vices that Blacksmith Depot sells? Russell
  9. figure out how much shop space you need, triple it and add 30%
  10. Our pot does kind of look like something from a bygone era even thou is brand new.
  11. This one is not blacksmith related but it came up over the weekend and really bugged me. We decided to make chicken and dumplings for a church fund raiser and were asked at least 5 times "What are you using for dumplings?", our reply, "Dumplings!"
  12. Jacobd, Get your uncle to find some ammo that is listed as usable in a "trapdoor" Springfield rifle. It should mimic the lower pressures of the black powder loads of old. They will probably come with 405Gr flat nose bullets. Or if you want to dig into a new "lost Art" hobby, take up loading for the "Black Powder Cartridge Rifle"! Muzzle loading made it from around the 16th century until present without much of a gap, reloading with smokeless gun powder (propellant) started around 1890 and is still going strong. But cramming black powder (Explosive) into a self contained brass casing and seating a lead bullet on top of it only ran from about 1863 to 1900, give or take a decade. Russell
  13. The Goliad Forge will be set up and demonstrating in Goliad TX this Friday afternoon and all day Saturday. Last year we had the most popular booth at the event,, probably because it was one of the coldest days on record and we had 3 forges running :lol: :lol: Thanks Russell
  14. Y'all are making me feel better, keep them coming! I did finish one project today that turned out a bit funny. About a month ago a buddy of mine was at the shop and happened to see some pipe I had just "laying around", an asked if I could cut him a fire ring for his back yard, "a piece of that around a foot long would do perfect! "Sure" I said, "next time I build a BBq pit I'll cut you a ring". Well my buddy has a better memory than I do so when he texted me today to see if I had got round to cutting it I decided that would be the one project I could finish for the day! One hour later I texted back that his ring was ready, but he might need some help unloading it. I don't think many people outside of the metal working world, (and I know my buddy didn't) realize how much a foot of 30" OD 1/2" wall seamed pipe weighs,,,157pounds (by my pallet scale) RWD
  15. The Goliad Forge group is set up and doing demos at the Rio Rio Event at the state park in Goliad tomorrow from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm if any one is in the area.
  16. Ausfire, Yes, the weight from the double bars helps keep the lid stable. I don't think it will work as well as the cam action on Jim Cokes setup but as I said before, I don't have the talent to pull that off yet.
  17. Not sure how off balance the lids are but I KNOW how off balance some of the cooks are!!! :lol: I used 1/2" Square and 1/2x1" because that's what I had on hand yesterday. It used about 6-1/2 feet of the square and about 7" of the rectangle, to me the weight feels about right for the job its doing, but I overbuild everything. Russell
  18. Jim, Our main cook at church is going to be cooking with Dutch ovens on the first of next month, and since Frosty had not seen one of those I was betting our guy hadn't eather so I stole your idea, but not your design (I don't have the skill to pull off one like yours!). Here is what I came up with
  19. I have one and I don't think its any louder that a regular chop saw. I use, and mis-use mine daily. I burnt up a motor when it was a couple of months out of warrantee and I think they charges me 175-200.00 to replace it. I cut mule shoes on 3.68" OD x 2.441" ID 4140 L-80 80,000 MYS on a regular basis plus regular A-36 up to 1" dia/square daily. While the Evolution was out being repaired I put a similar DeWalt in its place. The DeWalt did not hold a candle to the Evolution as far as I am concerned, the pressed metal table and work clamp fell apart in a couple of weeks. the only time is killed a blade was when a old retired plant worker came in with some 3/4" "stainless" he needed cut. I think I got about 1/2 way thru before things came to a halt, I'm fairly sure his "stainless" was in the Inconel family. I own a couple of commercial band saws but If the Evo saw were to burn up today I would have another one just like it here tomorrow! FWIW Russell
  20. I cant tell you anything about the Rutland but I when I need a saw that size I found out Wellsaw sometimes has scratch and dent demos for sale. they also offer a factory rebuild service for their old saws. They have used the same "frame" for the last 100 yrs. or there about. FWIW Russell
  21. Dried Sausage if I can catch a cold front at the right time.