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  1. I have tried several different brands. I put on a new blade and it cuts good for several cuts. Then it takes along to cut. What kind of blades do you use. Have you found any last pretty good. I have a 14 inch saw. Thanks Billy
  2. I like the wood looking texture but wasn't sure how to do it. Thanks Again
  3. Have tried a coulpe. Starting with 2 1/2 x 3/8 square. On larger things I usually have alot of texture ( hammer marks! ). On something this small that hasn't been forged very much how is the best way to add texture. Billy
  4. Thats's a Museum! Thanks so much for sharing that with us
  5. Marcus, Thanks for the link. I remember reading some of it but I had forgotten about it. Billy
  6. Thanks for all the replys. Yeah, I don't think would I really what to leave something plugged in my shop. Likes been said, Might be to much Heat. I guess heating up big pieces of metal seems the way and from you fellows the most popular way. I just get in to big of a hurry sometimes. Thanks Billy
  7. Did a search but didn't find much. In cold weather how do or do you keep your anvil warm over night or until the next time you use it. Most times I only have a couple of hours to play. My shop isn't heated so my anvil is quite cold and it takes awhile to get it warmed up by placing big pieces of hot metal on it and uses a little extra coal. Just wondering if there is a good way (cheap) to keep it warm. Billy
  8. Ox8266 and dkunkler, Thanks I beleive those 2 are the same as the one I have. So far I haven't seen the makers mark. It's kinda dirty so if and when I get around to doing some cleaning I might fing them. Thanks again to all you guys help. Billy
  9. I tried to post some pictures but it wouldn't work. I was wrong about the number PD not DP. I did a google search and found a couple that had been for sale but nothing else.
  10. Thanks for the replys. I'll try some pictures, sometimes I have trouble posting them.
  11. I just got a Antique Drill Press. The only markings are DP-20on the drill and DP-20-30 is on the pulley ( flywheel?, it's a hand crank ). Just wondering who might have made this one and abut how old it might be.
  12. Grant and Robb Thanks for the reply. The electric has a speed control and can be turn off with it. Not sure but I don't think I would be using them both at the same time. I don't call this a hobbie, just something to keep me from doing things that I need to get done. I do like to as much as possile though. I have a good wife !! Like you guys are saying some type of flap might work in a Y. Now , If i can just figure how to do it! Thanks for all from all of you Billy
  13. I have a Champion 400 that I'm using on my forge now. A couple of years ago I got an old Buffalo electric blower. Hooked it up to see how it work and it did very good. I just prefer the hand crank. Been thinking lately about hooking them both up to the forge. Has anyone done this and if so how would be the best way to go about it. Do I need some type of gate to block one off when using the other. I've seen a forge like this but didn't pay any attention to the hook up. Billy
  14. I have a friend who wants to make kind of a large Frederick's Cross for his daughter. I've done a search and I can't find them here. I was sure (thought I was) that I had seen them talked about here. He has dimensions for smaller ones but when he tries to go bigger he says the proportions aren't right. Can anyone tell me where I can find out about the crosses. Thanks Billy
  15. It's not suppoe to hold oil. Just afew dropswhile your using it. Do a search and you'll find quite a bit of information on the Champion 400 here.
  16. Basket Twist ! Forge welded ?? Billy
  17. Sam, There doesn't seem be be any noticeable play. Didn't think about the warranty. pkrankow, I think I did clean something out that I thought was dirt. Is there a way to tell if it's bushings or ball bearings. As you fellows can probably tell, I don't know much about electric motors. I haven't used this blower but a couple of times. I have a Champion 400 that I use all the time. Thanks for all the information, Billy
  18. pkrankow, There is nothing in the holes. I kinda wondered about that myself. Sam Thompson, I hate to admit it but i'm not sure. I thought it would be bearings. It's old and possilbly the original motor, might be bushings? Thanks for the questions Billy
  19. I hope this isn't jumping in! While this is being discussed I have a question. I have a blower just like this one. It works very good with one problem. The motor that on mine works good but leaks oil. When I put oil in the 2 fill holes it almost imediately runs out. Is there a fix besides having the motor rebuilt. If not I may need to get a new motor also. I also have the original reostat. On the slowest speed sometimes it is almost to much air. I think I need some type of air gate.
  20. Jason, My Great Grandfather built it. It was originally used as a blacksmith shop. Probably used for reparing tools , farm equipment and shoeing horses. Making things needed around the farm. He was a land surveyor and school teacher. My grandfather probably mainly used it for shoeing the work horses. My father remembers the forge that was in it. My grandfather sold it for scrap durning World War 2. I still have the anvil but it's not in very good shape. Partly because I beat on it when I was a kid!! The new stuff you see is some repair work that I have done to it. It still needs some but it's hard to find the time, I'd rather be working (playing) in it than on it. Now if I can just learn to make something instead of wasting metal and coal ! Thanks for asking, Billy
  21. Jason, I like that end quite a bit. Billy