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About Jay.bro

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  1. Forge welding stainless pipe?

    I have considered using a piece of pipe just small enough to fit inside it and use exhaust clamps like they use on mufflers but I wanted to try to figure out a cheaper alternative if possible lol that would be a good kinda invisible fix in case I sell the car
  2. Forge welding stainless pipe?

    Well I have to add a piece of pipe into the gap where it basically pinched it and I'm trying to spend as little money as I have to on this seeing as how I am on a tight budget and just had the crazy idea about forge welding it and figured someone had insight on it because I know I'm not the first to consider it
  3. Forge welding stainless pipe?

    I actually hadn't even considered that seeing as how it's exhaust pipe and it's roughly 2 inch diameter I think so I hadnt even considered threading it due to heating and cooling expansion from the exhaust grear idea though I'll look into it
  4. Forge welding stainless pipe?

    Ah fair enough thank you to I was looking for a quick and easier solution since I'm a bit frugal and thought I could use my forge to fix my problem but I'm basic I've barely got a forge and right now I'm using a brake rotor nailed to my table as a temporary anvil and I haven't done much with it since I got it set up
  5. Forge welding stainless pipe?

    Oh okay I didn't realize that I work for a company that builds electric motors and we braze the wire together so I was thinking just basically heat up the steel and just kinda use a blow torch to melt some stainless onto it with a piece of pipe over it
  6. Forge welding stainless pipe?

    No I haven't my back up idea is a brazing type technique I was thinking about its on a car exhaust pipe I have a gap I have to fill from hitting some stuff and that was an idea I had Hadn't actually heard of hard soldering I honestly thought it was mainly for aluminum and copper wires
  7. Hello everyone I was wondering if anyone had any experience in forge welding stainless pipe I have a project I'm working on and I don't actually have a welder yet and I was thinking since I need the inside of the pipe to be open I could stretch a piece of stainless pipe on both ends to fit the other 2 ends that I'm needing to connect and forge weld it but I'm not sure how to go about setting the welds with it being a pipe. Any help or insight would be awesome. Thanks in advance guys.
  8. Show me your anvil stands

    I have seen quite a few ppl making stands like this one and I am not sure what the benefit of having the wood stacked like that is. Is it for sound deadening, tools, some other unknown reason? Photo is courtesy of pinterest I couldn't find one similar to it on here so if that isn't allowed I apologize and wI'll remove it if I can I was just trying to find a way to show what I was asking
  9. Railroad rail anvils

    Well alrighty then I will be doing the same as I don't wish to be blind. I had thought about asking of anyone had tried mixing it into their wood fires in their forges but thought about it awhile and I came to the conclusion nobody would do that if their forge was metal especially I'd imagine it'd turn into a puddle on the ground rather quickly. I am considering that configuration you mentioned I even found a picture of one online
  10. Railroad rail anvils

    I didn't plan to do it I just knew they used it to weld rail together and have seen thermite used before in the military but never actually used it myself. Just thought it could be a thesible way to do it and thought it would be worth asking about.
  11. Railroad rail anvils

    Just curious wouldn't it be easier to weld that using thermite seeing as how that's what a lot of rails are welded together with?
  12. A nice forging . What is it ?

    The toggle could have also been a way to assist with removing it from the log or stump it was driven into I could see it having a tool that went with it similar to the claw on a claw hammer that went a little into the hole in the toggle and was used as a leverage stop to pull it out so as to not lose the tool. Could have also been a way of securing it to their belt.
  13. A collection of improvised anvils

    Well I hit it with my hammer last night just to check on a thin piece of random metal it put a mark on my hammer and on the metal with no sign on the ball that I even hit it so I think it's hardened
  14. A collection of improvised anvils

    Okay I didn't know if it only worked well for hardened metals or if it worked for unhardened as well but I assumed it would work that's why I picked up a 1 inch ball bearing I seen on the side of the road I planned on using it to find a good improvises anvil
  15. A collection of improvised anvils

    I actually read something in another thread about testing anvils you are going to buy and I feel like I know what the answer is but here's the hypothetical part in my mind. Say I go to the scrap yard looking for a piece of steel to use as an improvised anvil and let's say for aregiments sake I come across a 6"×6"×6" cube of metal but the workers don't know if it's steel or cast iron or what it is right off hand. Could the ring and rebound tests be a good indicator as to if it's a good piece for an anvil or could it be affected by what it's on or around it too much for those tests to actually work seeing as how it is in a scrap yard