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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



  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.



  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?




  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?



    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.




  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.



  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


    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.



  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.