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  1. Thank you everyone for the info. I figured I couldn't go wrong for the money and liked they way they looked.
  2. Got these at a garage sale. First has flat face and a diagonal cut on the other. The other round punch with rounded face opposit. Last is a half round recessed and flat opposite. Not sure what the tool is but I'll use it for Blacksmith work. Got it all for $15.00
  3. I bought those COSTCO 4' LED shop lights too. Replaced 4 bulb fluorescent with two bulb LED'S and they are brighter. Best part is that they work in COLD WEATHER TOO ! I'm in Northern Illinois and the fluorescents would barely light in the cold. Love the COSTCO ones especially for $20.00. The first batch I too paid more , $30.00 each.
  4. WOW !! I'm a retired fitter and a 36'' is a big xxx wrench. That is amazing, great artistic ability and like the saw chain. That is really huge , maybe post a picture with a pop can. It maybe hard for some to visualize. I know how big a wrench is because I used them . THAT is a much better application . I have a few old ones that I may attempt something like that. Really love it !! THANKS for sharing !!!
  5. That is slick ! I bought some 1/2'' ball bearings from Amazon for bottom of horseshoe hot plates. I don't know if cheap or not but did receive quickly. https://www.amazon.com/40-pack-Steel-Ball-slingshot-ammo/dp/B004PX9KO0/ref=sr_1_5?s=industrial&ie=UTF8&qid=1480300195&sr=1-5&keywords=steel+balls 40 pack 1/2" Steel-Ball slingshot ammo (12 oz 4.6 out of 5 sta Price: $7.84 ($0.20 / Slingshot Ammo) Free Shipping for Prime Members
  6. AWESOME looking for sure. I sure wish everybody was as nice as your seller and honored their word. I went to a garage sale that was to start at 9AM for a nice looking anvil. Got there at 8:45 AM only to find out they sold it 15 minutes ago. I was not happy.
  7. Just saw this news posted on the WELDINGWEB , so sad . I was finally gonna meet up with him next Sunday. A member posted this ''I just got off the phone with forum member DSW's Aunt who informed me that Douglas passed away from a heart attack on Tuesday, September 6.http://weldingweb.com/showthread.php?638751-Sad-news-concerning-forum-member-DSW Mod edit Douglas S. Wilbur passed away suddenly on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016. He was 49. Born in Hawaii, Douglas was a long time resident of Bucks County. A graduate of Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science with a degree in Architecture, he worked in the building trades for many years before starting his own contracting business. Doug loved outdoor activities like hunting, fishing, scuba diving and archery and had an avid interest in the art of blacksmithing. He is survived by his parents, Charles and Klara Wilbur; his sisters, Heidi and Melinda; and will be deeply missed also by his Aunt Saile, his Uncle Scott and many other family members and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any memorial gifts be sent to the Bucks County 4H Club.
  8. Yes Doug, that was the online pic I found . This one may work but not the design he wants.
  9. I'm new to this so just wondering if a '' STAR '' chisel would work to punch through ? https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSylBMGB4ZeC-T8YWniDVDU1ub8rkWGWESAwz_XQagXrqiFWkjH
  10. AWESOME lookin for sure !!! As for the in ground part, maybe consider bending rebar like rocketship wings and weld to it.
  11. What material size / shape steel is the gate and panel made from ? Depending on that , I would use square 3x3 or 4x4 tube or 3'' schedule 40 pipe. Round or square depends on what would look better. As for the depth, 30'' seems fine to me , you shouldn't need to worry about frost in California.
  12. WOW ! That looks awesome. I don't think the photo does your work justice. Looking forward to see if any others have tried SS work, pretty cool , and definitely HARD anyway you look at it. Nice job !!
  13. Nice setup. I ordered a Chile forge two weeks ago and have a Vulcan anvil too. Just beginning to do Blacksmith type work. As for your tank, I have my 100 pounder strapped to a two wheel hand truck. I did read that some guys use a tig hose welding cover to protect their propane hoses. https://d2pbmlo3fglvvr.cloudfront.net/product/large/Z3JM7-fo5oy.JPG
  14. Very nice. How did you fasten the antler to the metal ???
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