Bud in PA

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    Pocono Mountains in north east PA

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  1. Quite a few years ago I remember reading in one of the gun magazines about an 8 gauge double barrel that some gunsmith in England put together. If I remember right he obtained a set of Damascus barrels that were made in the late 1800's. The smith made the complete gun except for the barrels. His work was superb, I just wish that I could remember his name. Anyhow he proofed it for smokeless powder. I remember him stating that at 50 yds. he could flip a truck tire .
  2. Any ideas on what I can use for a chimney for my forge, as 10 & 12 inch stove pipe is beyond my fixed income. Thanks
  3. I see that BigGunDoctor Mentioned Force 44. I have used it a bit to install sights on guns, and it is easy to use and pretty strong.
  4. One of these days when the doctor releases me I am going to try to make some tongs out of farriers nippers that I have. Oh yeah the dr. says that hammering might cause vibrations that would interfere with my spinal fusion!!!!!!!!!!!! I offered to buy an Estwing hammer with a cushion grip My wife smacked me.
  5. I buy my coal by the ton, for use in my coal furnace. As soon as the doc releases me I will be making some pea size coal with my hammer.
  6. Prayers for you and yours.
  7. Charles I can get nut coal to burn OK, although after 30 years of burning it I find myself still learning something new every year. That could be the result of old age, I find that if I don't write it down, I tend to forget.
  8. JHCC My furnace uses nut coal I think it goes for $.235 a ton. I remember some years back there used to be a size called pea coal, a bit larger then rice coal. Haven't seen it for sale in quite a few years. .
  9. Thanks Charles. With the body parts I've had replaced in the last 2 years, I'll be happy to be able to forge 1/2 inch stock. Old age ain't for the weak!
  10. JHCC I burn coal, not the soft stuff but Anthracite. I use a coal stove in my basement to supplement my oil heat, so i buy it by the ton. I don't know if the side blast would work with coal.
  11. Thanks Our ground is mostly clay so it would be easy and cheap.
  12. Thanks never thought about using clay, Maybe refractory cement and firebrick, Thanks Das
  13. Hello the list i am back after some metal replacement parts in my body. I have a question, I have a brake drum forge and have been thinking of making a forge with a lager fire pot. Being on a fixed income, and cheap, I was wondering if anybody has tried to make a fire pot out of an old sink. They are cast iron and have the drain in the center of the bottom. A few whacks with a hammer should remove most of the porcelin, I don't know the effect of a coal fire on porcelin but I don't want to take any chances. I figure that I can cut the sides down if necessary with my angle grinder. Any thoughts?
  14. Will be back in about 5 weeks. Shoulder replacement surgery has me sidelined. Bud in PA P)