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  1. The ground is such that I could roll equipment on it if I needed to. I have been going over pros and cons, and I think I will put down the concrete. Definitely better value for selling the property in the future. I am going through Eversafe for the building. 20x20 metal walls, regular door, roll up door, 2 windows. I'll go with concrete, I think. Thanks guys.
  2. I am doing a 20x20 shop, and I can't decide whether I should do a concrete floor or put the shop on dirt. I'm in the desert. Any advice?
  3. Thanks man. Yeah sometimes I think that I'm getting started to fast, but I've never had a hard time keeping up with learning things. Thanks
  4. Well, I don't know what I would end up welding, I guess that depends on how good I get. I can't imagine I would be welding anything thicker than half an inch. Do you need the gas bottle for any type of welding or just MIG? Is wire fed the same as stick? I have a friend who just started a welding company. Maybe I should ask him, huh? Thanks Natenaaron
  5. Frosty, I don't know if the bristles are round or flat. Looks round in the picture. That starter kit picture is off of their website. I'm looking into getting a 2 x 72 grinder, but I'm not sure what kind to get. I've heard good things about Beaumont/KMG, but the model that I like is going to be around $2400. I do have that to spend, but I'm fairly new at this and I don't know if I'm at the level of expertise that would warrant a $2400 grinder. I would value any of yall's opinions on this. Also looking for advice on what type or brand of welder to get. I've never wel
  6. I don't know if I will use the apron or gloves. I've heard that it is better without them.
  7. Thanks Frosty. The starter kit has a wire brush, a cross peen, a pair of gloves, one pair of tongs, an apron, some beeswax and a instructional video. I'm in the AABA Facebook group, but I haven't paired up with anyone yet. Yeah, I'm fortunate enough to begin my journey with some decent gear. I was considering the railroad track, but I just want the real thing.
  8. Hi everybody. I have been interested in blacksmithing for a few years now, and that interest has grown so much in the past year. I am ready to start. I just placed my order about 5 minutes ago: Emerson 200 lb. Traditional Anvil , NC Whisper Momma Atmospheric Forge(Open End Model) , Nordic 2 lb Rounding Hammer , and their 'blacksmith starter kit'. I am freaking out, excited to start this. Some of the things I want to make are candle holders, chandelier, a chess set with 2 different metals for the contrast, and I would like to make my own blower for when I get
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