Daswulf

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  1. Daswulf

    What did you do in the shop today?

    Made a little headway on another less paul guitar. Really want one for the sales table at an event coming up. Neck, headstock and knobs are not welded up yet. The saw blades and gears are tack welded together but just set on the body frame yet. Got a little messed up from the getgo setting things to weld the underside and wanted the bigger saw blade to be the knob base but added a piece and the knobs will fit fine.
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    What did you do in the shop today?

    What finally did it? Longer soak?
  3. Got a picture of it in the rr track anvil to share on here for others that might find it useful?
  4. The OP mentions making one for a hole in his rr track anvil, so most likely has no square hardy hole. Some anvils could easily handle it as long as you Are cutting Hot, not overly sized metal with it. But really why bother if you have a hardy hole to make a hot cut for. Just saying, I have seen many old anvil heels broke off or the faceplate broken off At the hardy hole as well. And that was Meant to hold a hardy tool. Either abuse or defective anvil construction.
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    First time

    I've picked up straight muriatic acid at the big box stores, so wouldn't that be the first go to over reading ingredients on brick cleaners?
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    Birthday

    Tell him Happy Birthday and Thanks for his sevice for us.
  7. Daswulf

    Hello everyone!

    Welcome aboard Cole. Making the tools is great. If you get good at it and make what people want that's even better for you. Welcome to IFI.
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    Show me your anvil

    That's basically the only situation I recommend taking a grinder to an anvil. There is a beautiful anvil at the last body shop I worked at. No matter what I tried they wouldnt sell it to me. Its still there. Last I visited a friend , now manager there, they had welded brackets to it to mount it down better than the bent nails it had before. I was a little sickened and the reasoning was the safety committee/ OSHA. Ugh..
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    Show me your anvil

    Awesome deal. I'll agree the welds are ugly. You could carefully cut it free, clean up the welds and if you like even reuse the stand with different a different mounting type. Or make a way better stand.
  10. I liked this handle style even before the twist.
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    It followed me home

    Well it can't ever be easy...
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    It followed me home

    Robert, cool find. I'm always poking around rocks or digging in the dirt to see what neat things I can find. When I was a kid there was a strip mine close by and I was always out there sundays finding fossils in shale and hauling back backpack loads.
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    Right or left?

    I'll also agree with whatever way works best for You for what You are doing. I mainly use mine with the horn to my left. I'll move around the anvil to what suits the work Or just move the anvil if it's better suited to the work at hand.
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    Show me your anvil stands

    If you do, try it and let us know how it goes?
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    It followed me home

    Glenn, I'm thinking I have a good Gast compressor without a tank. Might be an interesting project to mate the two. I have a good 80gal. Compressor now and a tire tank. Good ideas tho. John, or that, or a nice bbq grill if I get disgusted.
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    My first knife.

    I dig the style a lot. The choice of background for the photos is bad. A double edge dagger is ambitious for a first blade. Heat treating is an animal all itself.
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    It followed me home

    Well, it looks like they just aint like they used to be. After opening this guy up, seeing the issues, somw of the parts it needs just aren't listed. Can get the piston and sleeve for $50. But some bearings need changed. Hammer and brass hammer got it working but it's probably not lasting long. So a free big tank it is.
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    It followed me home

    Saw this shiny 33 gallon apple in the metal hopper at work today. I know the oilless compressors are fairly easily fixable for a low cost, so fixable or not its useful. Just plugged it is and it sounds like it needs a new piston and sleeve but still tries to make air. Marked that it was new in 2015 and still has the $350. Price tag on it.
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    the true history of the Tomahawk

    This fell apart quickly. Hew knew that might happen? Might take a bit to hone this one back into shape.
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    Show me your anvil stands

    I haven't noticed any issues with rebound with the rubber mat. There might be an ever so slight loss but I can forge on the ones with and the one without with nothing noticable to me.
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    Show me your anvil stands

    You should be fine then. Look forwar to seeing final pictures.
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    Show me your anvil stands

    I would use it as is with the anvil clamped a bit somehow, and see how it goes. If the ring is excessive, you could just wrap some chain around the waist. Chain is all I use on my anvil on the wooden stand. I've used thin rubber mat between my anvil and steel anvil stands that seemed to help a bit with the ring. I don't prefer caulking or adhesives myself as that would make it a pain to remove If you wanted to. Then there would be the cleanup after. Tho if it were a ringing nightmare and other things didnt quiet it down then it is an option.
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    What did you do in the shop today?

    If you do go that route, I will say from experience that Duplicolor is my favorite for sprayability, finish and quickness of drying. I'm on the verge of going to an automotive clearcoat personally, just for the UV protectant but as of now the flat or matt engine clearcoat has been faithful to me.
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    What did you do in the shop today?

    Yes you could use the home over to heat up for waxing.something like that tho I would use engine matt clearcoat on. Just my opinion and liking. Holds up a bit longer than wax.
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    What did you do in the shop today?

    Well Thanks. Travel for me lately is very limited unfortunately.