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    Who keeps the plans?

    As an Owner we have actually done just that. We have written into the contracts that the Architect must redesign on their dime if the project comes in over budget. We also, require the Architect to provide a detailed estimate at each design phase and we hire a 3rd party estimator to provide an estimate also and we reconcile the two estimates so everyone is on the same page. I have simplified the language but that is the gist of it.
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    Texas Heritage Bowie

    Handle turned out great. I like the end and how you did the pins to match the shape.
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    It followed me home

    I acquired a dolly like that and have found it to be very handy around the shop.
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    Kidder Forging Furnace

    If it is asbestos there are legal ways of handling it without removal which would include encapsulation with a refactory. In the States you would want to talk to someone who has been trained to handle asbestos or someone in the EPA who regulates it.
  5. Put it in a bag or rice like you do when you get your cell phone wet. It's the cure all I hear.
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    Magnetic base LEDs

    First time I actually saw one of these in person was when I found one stuck to the bottom of my car. I had some work done on my car and the mechanic must have forgotten it. I drove probably 100 miles before I found it and was completely amazed at how well it stuck to the bottom of the car. After that I had to go buy one for my self. Has become one of the handiest lights I own.
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    Made a Forge, Doesn't Work

    Sometimes failure is the first step to success.
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    beginner shop

    Erop, very nice simple design.
  9. You have a nice shop and some real nice equipment. That hammer will be a nice add. Is that a curtain you can pull down at your garage door? Cool idea.
  10. I have seen anchors get ripped out of concrete before and it is scary. How thick is your concrete floor and what size rebar is in it? Garage floors are typically 4" -6" thick and usually have wire mesh for reinforcing so it is not meant to take any tension loads. Concrete is good for compression but not so good in tension.
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    What did you do in the shop today?

    I guess that would mean you need to a stainless anvil.
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    First Gas Forge Build

    Thanks for your reply Mike. I was getting pretty frustrated tuning the burner and had given up for a few months until I was motivated enough and had enough patience to work on it again. My flare is a coupling so I ground down the threads inside so it was smooth which helped considerably and was able to tune it much easier. I had read on here somewhere that the threads shouldn't matter but thinking about it now of course threads would impact the gas and air flow.
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    First Gas Forge Build

    Frosty, I added some pictures. Let me know what you think of the flame.
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    First Gas Forge Build

    Here are some pictures. One at startup and one after it has burning for awhile and at operating temps. At operating temps it sometimes start backfiring and I have to increase gas pressure.
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    First Gas Forge Build

    I am finally back to working on this. Here is a video of one burner running. Looking for some advise on whether I have it tuned right. It is a Frosty t-burner built per his directions. E105FADC-8553-4C6F-8AFA-9F29AA28EA8D.MOV E105FADC-8553-4C6F-8AFA-9F29AA28EA8D.MOV