Kevin Olson

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About Kevin Olson

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

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  1. 125 year old leather. Wow. That must be some good leather! What a wonderfull survivor! I wonder how it was stored all these years? It must of had an easy life. Nice functional piece of history. Enjoy!!
  2. A prayer is sent for Lynne.
  3. I hear ya. Fans in windows with something to seal around the sides of the fans. Fans blowin in and fans blowin out. It takes alot of airflow to cool a building. Maximize airflow through the building at night when it cools down and maybe even close windows during the day if its cooler inside than out. Controlling humidity is important so the building does not get wet which causes problems but dehumidifiers make some heat so theres a tradeoff between dry air and heat in the building. I think its better to be dry then cool. Thats just my when opinion. Last year my A/C went out I did the fan thing but after a few days the basement started to get wet and stinking. Dehumidifier dryed it out so it smelled better but it warmed it up to. I went with dry.
  4. I might try a swivel shackle like he made(ya right) and forge a couple chain links also. My forging fantasies do not match my skill level though. Although, if I dont try, I will not know what I can do! :-)
  5. Totally stole this idea from Joey van der Steeg. He had a YouTube vid makin one with it all forge welded. Wifey got a new kayak and I thought I would make an anchor for it for when she was fishin. I cheated on this. The mig welder helped alot :-) Very far from perfect but had alot of fun making it! That's why we forge, right! Turns out it is not heavy enough. It was great fun to make. It will look good hanging in the shop!
  6. To the posters above. Your words hold true to what it means to serve our country. I tried to write a poem but decide these song lyrics sum up my thoughts instead. "All Gave Some, Some Gave All" Billy Ray Cryus
  7. I was in Redwing Minnesota last weekend and stopped by an antique store. He had lots of blacksmith stuff. He had 6 80pound anvils and wanted 550 to 600usd each. Uffda. No deals there!
  8. There was a user her that started a thread called "19th century brick forge build" and has a post on here in 2016. Then another guy showed his brick forge build. Its a photo essay of his build progress. Do a google search for what i have quoted above and include site:iforgeiron.com
  9. Frosty....Your story crushed my heart. I'm sad, but I'm not. If my pets can't get in I don't wanna go. Twilight zone episode.. Here's 1 of 2 cats
  10. Ah yup. Thats cool!!! What finish will they have for not rusting? Thanks for showing your project!
  11. Do ya have any pics of your knives. Everyone on IFI love pics. And welcome to this wonderful forum!!