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    anvil making, utilitarian tools, hardware, tooling, knife and sword making. Martial arts tools especially Ninjutsu.. Industrial forged items..

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  1. Wrought iron can be refined as mentioned in your question.. Even wrought iron that is hot short or cold short can be enhanced or refined. The grain gets tighter as the impurities get worked out of it, thus making more iron particles available.. Recently there was another post on here where the question of working wrought iron was brought up.. I have some cold short wrought iron and was going to post a video on how it splits apart at anything below a welding heat.. After doing 5 folds and welds I put back the bar to the same width as the parent material which was 5/16X 2.5.. I forged it to 5/16 X 1/2.. You could see where it split.. I never posted the pictures.. I'll see if I can still find them.. Once folded and welded the 5 times it worked wonderfully.. On that same note I also worked some hot short wrought iron again to document how it splits apart when worked at what most would consider the normal working temperature of wrought iron only to see it split apart again.. After welding it at a lower temperature (on par with mild steel 1018HR) 5 times I was able to raise the temperature each weld series.. Peter Wrights first quality anvils were made from scrap.. Their 2nd quality anvils were first run wrought iron and could be bought for much less.. I also worked some shear steel.. Which in my mind makes the best knives, wood working tools etc, etc as the silica particles snap off before the micro burrs of the carbonized iron leaving a super sharp durable edge..
  2. Your welcome.. Let me know what you think.. Your to kind.. 2 more pieces to install and I will consider it all done.. The punch rack and the foot hammer.. Thanks for the video plug.. Thanks for adding the link to your thread.. I hope to get more done this coming year and once it's no longer freezing and can get a some more light in there the videos won't be so grainy.. Just sayin..
  3. Latticino nice find.. Very interesting to me.. I wonder what this looks like on a big commercial stove?
  4. Thanks, It's worked out great.. Way better than I could have planned/hoped.. Here is a link to my Youtube channel.. All the videos dated this past year have been done in the trailer... https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8WRbArfgi8kSaDek7kh_1Q Paid 400 USD for the trailer originally. . Sat in the back yard 4years waiting for a new life.. The partner got a newer Feather lite trailer about 3 months after getting this one..
  5. A hoof angle gauge does not take into consideration that there more than likely is distortion in the dorsal wall of the hoof.. So while it theoretically shows what the angle is from dorsal wall to the trimmed wall at the ground bearing/sole plane, it's irrelevant because of the distortion in the toe... Or toe distortion " Frank mentioned that the hoof wall might not be straight in the front" this is toe distortion.. Ideally the angle should be measured in a way to take this into account when toe distortion is present, the front of the coffin bone would be more conclusive and accurate.. There is also a gauge called a Finnegan gauge which was an evolution of the hoof angle gauge but still has the same limitations of hoof toe distortions..
  6. Nice collection.. I love looking at oid hardware and tools that were hand forged.. Makes me want to be better at the mundane..
  7. Be handy when out doing demo's.. Can't say I'd want it in the regular shop other than for a conversation piece..
  8. shes a bute..
  9. Thanks for the reminder.. I'm still figuring stuff out.. In fact I can't seem to find the edit button to remove the picture..
  10. Nice anvil. Largest Columbian I have seen.. How big is the hardy hole?
  11. LOL.. Thanks for taking the time to get back to me.. Certainly helps with my education in this realm.. I believe the answer will come as one of those.. Ah ha moments and then it will be all clear.. Looking forwards to the results..
  12. Yes I have looked at the plans and have seen the ratios... So to just clarify.. A longer tube overall while maintaining the same pressure of LP/NG/Propane would increase velocity but also cooling of the burner orifices.. From what I can remember you tried different hole counts (smaller number/size) which as you stated increases velocity through the holes but increase back pressure.. This is consistent with what I wrote.. Increasing the hole count would decrease pressure inside the block as there is an increase in flow because of more holes.. More holes would mean an increase in pipe length to create the same volume at a higher speed of air flow.. Or you can go up a size in pipe diameter but you would now have a slower air flow but more volume.. It's the balancing effect you have been looking for.. ???????????????? This balance when the burners are getting hot is what you are after.. If there is an increase in air flow this would help to cool the burners better just like an A/O torch so to speak but would also increase velocity at the burners (faster air flow). So, with this being said.. Why would you want a slower flame velocity?????? I understand flame front and heat kernel but if the forge maintains the same volume (area/floor space, etc, etc) so to speak wouldn't you want the flame kernel to be nearly in the same spot to heat the metal???? Instability is because there isn't enough velocity to keep the air from stalling in the tube and the gases are in a reversion process inside the tubes.. If you increase gas pressure this makes the tube induce (venturi effect) more air as it pulls it downward with the fuel increasing both air speed and volume.. lengthening the Tube would give the same effect as turning up gas pressure but without the increase in gas pressure... This would just increase the velocity of the air.. Sorry, just trying to wrap my head around the total package you are trying to achieve..
  13. Frosty I know very little about gas forges.. I do know a lot about engine porting and polishing and flow dynamics.. So I'm just spit balling here.. If you were to increase the venturi pipe (pipe going into the forge) would you get more velocity? Or increase the length of lead into the T? A T on a intake system for a NA car would be a no, no since you would have converging airflow which would stiffle and create eddy currents as each side smacked into each other before changing direction into the main tube.. Like I said.. Just spit balling as to gas forges..
  14. 4140 works great in the as forged state for the amount of load that was required even in the thin profile the tips have.. If you run full heat treat you could get some pretty tough tooling but for the small use these will see I didn't even bother.. Only thing i might do is thin back the 1st hook as I found it was a little to tall to slip between the tire and rim as it was getting caught between the 2.. If all goes well the next time i need them will be in another 35 years and at that point the tractor will be somebody elses problem..
  15. How did you like the mower blade as a hoof knife material? I usually use coil springs for them..