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  1. take a look here and around the site: it looks like a centaur forge pot or the buffalo it was modeled after. They use the upper lip to hang the pot in the forge bed but you need angle iron to seal up the end. You can also cut a smaller hole in the bed and have the pot sit on the lower lips. Brian
  2. look here http://www.greatnorthernprepper.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Blacksmiths-Manual-Illustrated-1991.pdf
  3. Roy, Clay is a member of the Alabama Forge council, I believe. You can find order info here http://www.alaforge.org/Trading_Post.html. look down the page some. Brian Pierson
  4. There are dyes for candles to turn the wax a color. Take a look at this New Zealand company. http://www.candlecreations.co.nz/shop/Candle+Making+Supplies/Dyes.html The black dye is listed at $2.50 NZ dollar. According to the site, it will color 3Kg of wax. Brian Pierson
  5. When Brian first posted this I grabbed all of the pictures and text and turned it into a pdf. I wanted to make sure I could take this out to the forge with me. As you can see it has the 9 pictures in it and mostly only his words but I did add a a littles to caption all of the pictures. I hope this helps. Brian Pierson Feather Making.pdf
  6. there are a couple of posts from back when he passed. Brian Pierson
  7. Mike, take a look here. http://sofablacksmiths.org/quadstate/quadstate2014.html Brian Pierson
  8. It is shown in Lillico's book "Blacksmith's Manual Illustrated" in Plate 26. He tells the reader to upset the end instead of grinding back the rod. I would think the video is a little more work but a better route to go. Brian Pierson
  9. onetreeforge, A candleshop that makes their own would have an idea where to get it. Here is one in NZ that you might want to look at. http://www.candlecreations.co.nz/shop/Candle+Making+Supplies/Dyes.html Brian Pierson
  10. I would do a search for candle or paraffin dye. You should be able to find dye that you can add to melted wax in NZ. Good Luck Brian Pierson
  11. I had a standard pump rivet forge years ago. I didn't know to clay it but worked the fire on top of it. I had it for a couple of years until I went to pull it out of storage in the spring. The pan split down the middle during the winter cold. The cast iron was stressed during my forging weekends and the cold contracted the pan splitting it. You probably won't have to worry about it in Texas but thought I would share. Brian Pierson
  12. Frank, He did a photo demo showing the corkscrew on here. I believe this is what you were shown. Brian Pierson
  13. All, The other way to figure if the 1.5 inch round will give enough metal to equal 4 x .5 in bar. The round has an area of pi x radius squared or 1.767 square inches. The bar has 4 in times .5 in or 2 square inch area. So the 1.5 round isn't big enough. You would need 1.596. If you go with 1 5/8, you have 1.625 so you have a little for loss. Brian Pierson
  14. Ridgewayforge, Do you have more t-post? Instead of sheet metal, you could put more posts in and use the firebrick for the top. You might need to grind off the teeth on the one side depending on how you layout the brick. You know what you have on hand so good luck which ever way you go. Brian Pierson
  15. Kayakersteve, Take a look at a you tube film by Mad Dwarf Forge. they use a log splitter rigged as a horizontal press like you did your splitter. They put together a tighter fitting rig for the press but it might give you some ideas IF you run into problems. Brian Pierson
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