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About EJRailRoadTrack

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  • Birthday 12/25/2002

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    West Plains, Missouri
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    Blacksmithing, Forging, Hitting hot steel, and Moving glowing iron,

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  1. Is this cable damascus? I love the pattern so much!
  2. If you stand at the same height as the striking anvil it's about perfect, for me anyway. But it's buried in the gravel, so therefore it's a bit short. I'm contemplating a small concrete slab for it, to get it up higher and to make it more stable.
  3. Top fuller and hot cut hardy done! Forged the top fuller a few weeks back. And my older brother came a struck for a hot cut hardy on tuesday, Just a couple more tools and I'll be forging hammers!
  4. Suppose i should have asked more people before dismissing it. Maybe if i ever build another grinder I'll look into those plans a bit more. Don't think I could. The closest picture to what I'm going for I would have to rip from someone's social media. plus the picture I would link doesn't use the shock. I will have to say I'm taking a much of different aspects from different grinders, different info and specs and putting them together into my own Frankingrinder. Hopefully, HOPEFULLY it will all work out in the end. Gergely: I LIKE those brushes! Where do you get them??
  5. That's a nice looking grinder! I wanted the tracking wheel a bit closer to myself, So there will be another arm that comes of the back piece of tubing that will have the tracking wheel on it. I think I had seen the blog/plans to that grinder. I ended up backing away from it since I wanted to have 30 pound shock instead of a spring. Little less vibration was my thinking. I'll make a thread of the finished grinder in case anyone wants to build one similar.
  6. I'm sorta following a friend's design. He hasn't finished his yet. So i followed his design that he made up, While using another set of plans to get the size of pieces "correct". Could I see your grinder and maybe the plans too?
  7. Back in December I was given a very old Hollup stick welder. My dad and I cleaned it up about a month ago and I've been practicing with it. Today I did my first "practical" welding project. Which was starting on my 2x72 belt grinder. The welds aren't great. But it will hold.
  8. Sorry Ben and Frosty. I didn't catch that there was floor in the half round forge body shown in the picture. If were to take a propane tank, freon tank, or even a large round pipe, You cut it in half, Very close to what's shown in Ben's picture. Then build a stand with the burner in the bottom and firebricks for a floor. So if smaller things were being forged in it, you could simply turn you burner down and put a smaller "top" on the stand. Forging something smaller or forging several things at once? Grab a larger top and turn your burner up. I would use kaowool coated with uv coating or something similar to insulate the top.
  9. Personally, I would make your floor firebrick.Then mount your burner in the bottom on the side. It would swirl around your top, Plus, you could interchange tops for different jobs.
  10. I have heard of Buckworth anvils before. I believe they are a Canadian maker. There are a few members floating around with Buckworth anvil. Maybe they will chime in. If you do a google search, many different stories come up. One stating they were made by Boker, and a few saying they were made by Henry Wright. Who knows
  11. At last! I make it back to this topic. I've finished the cupping tool, the bottom fuller, and the hammer tongs! I wasn't happy with the cupping tool, Before trying to lip the tool It was not fully flat, So I had flatten it back down then re-lip it. But, it should work! The handle had been hit a rasp fairly heavily. I like to just put a bit of oil, of any kind my handles, I char some of my handles too, I think it gives a nice look and feel.
  12. Personally, I don't think it would be smart to forge weld the springs together to make a hammer. In all that forging you're putting a lot of stress into the steel, so when take a potentially faulty material, such as used springs, and forge weld them together, making MORE flaws and faults, the results could very well be dangerous and even deadly. I Would take the springs, and make the tools you need to make the hammer. And then buy known steels to forge your hammer.
  13. Nice demo! Looks great. I love when the steel lights up on the end. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside
  14. Thank you Frosty! I sure will! I know, It's kinda fun to think that Alec, Ethan Harty, Brian, Lyle, Joey, Arron Cergol, And many others have started on this forum. I hope to make a few bucks blacksmithing, but I don't to rush in, because I still want to enjoy it. I'm pretty sure the geometry is correct. However, the punch is somewhere between 8-12 degrees off from the eye, Which is something I didn't see until it was too late. We'll see though!
  15. Thanks guys! LB: Yeah, One of my favorite blacksmithing sayings is, if you want it perfect make it perfect. I will admit, I didn't put any real work into that handle, It was a broken sledge hammer handle that I was re-handling a hammer with, But I finished the punch and handled it right away. I get more coal on saturday, So then I will finish my hammer tongs, and tools making will proceed! I'm getting very excited at this point!