Kevin Olson

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About Kevin Olson

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    Minneapolis Minnesota USA (Brooklyn Park)
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    Blacksmithing, playing drums, making salsa
    I'm a painter/bodyman/mechanic in a autobody shop.

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  1. Keeping busy

    Very nice pieces Brazer! How big are the dream catchers?
  2. Anvil issues

    Pics please. We would love to see a face plate that is worn through in places.
  3. Prayer

    Sorry for your loss Hans. Your on my prayer list.
  4. Trenton Anvil

    A tear rolls down my cheek :-)
  5. Made an anvil stand for my first anvil

    How about that floor. Love it. How many of us have a wood floor in our shops. I have floor envy now :-) Beautifull anvil and stand also!
  6. MIG problems

    The wire ran without trigger pressed. Sounds like s machine problem. Do you here gas coming out of The tip when trigger is pulled? Those welds kind of look like when i forget to to my gas on.
  7. What's YOUR forge made of?

    Mines an old dryer. The dryer fan is ducted through a sliding air gate to the pot. Fire pot is a disk brake rotor 8 in.x2.5inch deep.
  8. Will a Holset HX35 Turbocharger work as squirrel blower?

    I think you should look for something more suited for a forge and ready to use. But if your good and handy at modifying stuff then pull the exhaust housing off and somehow find a way to turn it then try to figure out the right rpm of the blower to get the right amount of air. Turbos have small veins and i think would need alot more rpm then say a Champion 400 to get the same airflow. I see alot of trial and error here.
  9. It followed me home

    +3 for the shirt. But would probably be to expensive to make. Yup. That's a big chain.
  10. Badly ventilated forge

    That sure looks like green coal to me. I thought coke had all the smokey stuff cooked out of it.
  11. Ducks!

  12. remembering the old hobby

    we have from time to time. The nitro cars are cool but we have to configure power to the starter box and get radio and reciever batteries that work. Its a process to do so it dont happen very often unfortunately. :-(
  13. remembering the old hobby

    Spring cleaning the basement and orginized the R/C work bench. Been 10 years since my son and I raced these stupid little cars as we called them. One summer we raced a weekly parking lot series where he took 1st place. That was a 1/10 scale gas powered on road series. Lots of good drivers but he came out on top. That same summer we did a out of town series that raced in Blue Springs Missouri and Lincoln Nebraska. 1/10 scale gas. Each of those was a 450 mile one way drive for us. The points came down to the last race of 6 for the series between him and another guy. The winner would take the series. I misscalculated a fuel stop and he ran out of gas. Have to fuel every 5 minutes in a 20 minute race(ugh) but pulled off a second place for the series. So close! Dumb dad! The bodies pictured are on top are 1/8 scale 4 wheel drive gas car with the car on the left. Actually the fuel was 30%nitro and 70%methanol. Smells like the top fuel drag cars. Very cool! Lower left are the Trans Am bodied car that is reminiscent of the real TA racers back in the day. 1970 cuda is what I chose. Raced indoor on a special carpet. Electric powered. Lower right are 1/12 scale bodies electric raced on carpet. The lonely car up front is the 1/10 gas he won everything with. The body must be buried in the traveling cases we hauled everythin in. But look very similar to any sedan on the road today. The 1/8 can stretch her legs out to about 60mph at the end of the straight and the 1/10 is close to that but does not corner as well due to smaller tires. The 1/12 scale is super fast on the small carpet tracks and corners like shes on rails. Look it up on youtube. They are crazy fast! Miss those days. That summer we burned 8 gallons of fuel in all the racing we did. Racers could not believe we used that much. Got out because our budget could not keep up with technology. Now I have the much cheaper addicting blacksmith hobby. Maybe one day we can go back racing. Only time will tell.
  14. It followed me home

    Good idea. I will work on it.
  15. It followed me home

    Scrap guy was picking up the scrap from our bodyshop and had this bumper stand in his trailer. 1 of the wheel legs was broken off but he had the part. A little welding and clean up and we have another stand. Das will appreciate this find because these are kinda spendy. Also is a pic of painters damascus on 1 of the clamps. Cool patern but the problem is its years in the making :-)