GottMitUns

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  1. Guys and Gals,

     

       When I started a few years ago I bought a book on blacksmithing that was vary helpful and had a color page in the back of the book that showed the color/temper correlation on a piece of steel and gave some general guidelines on what to temper back to for a tools intended use.  I gave the book away and now need a copy of it.

    From the poor description I gave can anybody tell me the title and author?


  2. I did a little measuring of the threads of the Tweeco mig tip that I have and while 1/4-28TPI works,Has worked,And will continue to work, I think the actual thread is a metric M6x1.  I have one of these taps around the shop somewhere and will post results when I try it, I think it may hold the tip more centered.

    By my measurments the threads are.010 undersize for 1/4-28 UNF

     

    Russell


  3. Jacob,

     

       Here is some info that Frosty gave me last week that filled in a few blanks for me.  if you are using 3/4" pipe then D=.75 The end of you mig tip should be 1/2D (.375) away from the entrance of your mixing tube, and your mixing tube should be 6-7 x D (4-1/2-5-1/4")long.

     

    I think this is a good starting point and I hope Frosty chimes in.

     

    Russell


  4. Darn it Frost, I wish you had posted this 3 days ago:D!  I just built a 3/4" and a 1" T burner off your old design. I had a 1/4" sch80 nipple in my hand thinking it would work but put it down and tried to stay ad close to you original as I could.  I didn't have lamp rod but I did have a bunch of 1/4" SS tubing and fittings back to 1/4" NPT.  I tapped the back side of the Tees with 1/4NPT and one of the 1/4 NPTx 1/4 Tubing fitting with 1/4-28NF.  Screwed the mig tip into the NPT side of the fitting and screwed that into the tee and then made up another fitting on the other end of the 1/4" tubing to get back to 1/4"NPT .  Boy aint that a paragraph, I think it needs a picture!IMG_1543.thumb.JPG.255759012be929575fe2a

    Is it trial and error on how long the tig tip should be or do you have a sweet spot in relation to the Tee?

     

    Thanks

    Russell


  5. After 2 years of use I decided to rebuild and mod my gas forge. I have a small tub of ITC-100 leftover from my first build but it is completely dried out.  I think I remember reading a post somewhere that stated if ITC 100 dried out it could not be rejuvenated.  does anybody know if that is true?

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    Just for grins this is what is left of my flares after 2 years. they were made of 17-4 SS and the OD was straight with a internal 12 on 1 tapper.

     

    Thanks

    Russell


  6. I saw that too. 

    Nice photography and very nice work. 

    The comments weren't even to off the wall when I looked, a lot of positives and "I want that!" except for the induction coil heating a knife blade. that one went downhill quick.

     

    Russell


  7. Here is a bic iron and RR anvil I made today.  The blacksmith group I work with wants 3-4 RR anvils for beginners and I had some time today.IMG_1491.thumb.JPG.faa6d4c9eba03441bbc43

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    I sank a piece of 1" sq tubing into the face to make a 3/4" hardie hole.

     

    The rail was new and had no work hardening on the face so I didn't lose anything by milling part of it flat.

     

    Russell


  8. I picked up 100 pound PW for around 300.00 in South Texas in OK shape, but that was after having feelers out for a couple of years among folks that have a natural ability for finding anvils:D.   5.00 a pound is more than I would go but that just me.

    just for comparison a NC Tool 112# Cavalry anvil is 440.00 (3.92 per pound) and a peddinghaus 275# is $1795.00 (6.52 per pound)

    If your in South Texas PM me and you can come by the shop and play with all three and maybe make a more informed decision. 

    There is also a meeting of the Goliad Forge in Ander Tx this Saturday were you could play with a few others and LOOK at a Big Nimba, I don't think Mr B is ready to let anyone use his new baby yet!!  


  9. B

     

       Can I make a suggestion?

    Please list the steps that you know about and the order of operation, and also the tools needed for each step. 

       Hopefully someone with more experience than you or I will see the missing steps and fill you in. 

    Russell