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About WayneCoeArtistBlacksmith

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    Sunbright, Tennessee
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    Blacksmithing, Bladesmithing.


  • Location
    Sunbright, Tennessee
  • Biography
    retired, former ABANA Board Member,
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  1. WayneCoeArtistBlacksmith

    two leg vise ?

    Bart, I have never seen one like it, from the mount of the spring and looks of the spring it appears to be a French made vise. the other thing that I have never seen is that the pivot has a limit built in. Wayne
  2. WayneCoeArtistBlacksmith

    Hearing misconceptions (use and abuse).. Aging

    There is a reason they are called aids and not "fixers". Mine sure help but they don't fix it. Wayne
  3. WayneCoeArtistBlacksmith

    Anchorage Ak. Earthquake 2018

    Jerry, I just drank a Margarita for you. Well, Ann and I just finished a pitcher, but one was for you.
  4. WayneCoeArtistBlacksmith

    Forging a hand

    to make the knuckles I use a curved chisel each opposing like this (). Wayne
  5. WayneCoeArtistBlacksmith

    Mystery tongs

    Whiskeysup,, that was a very gracious response.
  6. Jerry, I add water to fill a 5 gallon bucket, plastic bucket.  Don't use a metal bucket, the salt will eat it away.  Be careful not to hit the side or bottom of the bucket with hot metal.

    Let me know if I can help you.


    1. Jim Coke

      Jim Coke


              Glad your back to help folks.. 

      Forge on and make beautiful things 


    2. jerry p.

      jerry p.

      Thanks for the reply Wayne. My 14 year old son got an hc rr spike at a yard sale and wanted to make a knife. I know it is not the best steel to make a knife but we had fun forging it out. He still needs to clean it up, and then we will heat treat it.


    3. jerry p.

      jerry p.

      Here is a picture of the knife so far, we may put a twist in the handle to try to make it a little shorter.


  7. WayneCoeArtistBlacksmith

    How do I harden old railroad spikes?

    RR spikes are 5/8" square. they are about .29 points of carbon is high low carbon steel. If you forge the blade, then quench it in Super Quench (5# rock salt, 24 oz blue Dawn dish soap (the concentrate) and a bottle of Jet Dry (dish washer spot remover) and fill to 5 gallons of water) you can get a hardness of about 53 RC. Try bringing the spike to non-magnetic and quenching in water, then bring it up to non-magnetic and quenching in Super Quench and listen to the steel SCREEM! Let me know if I can help you;. Wayne
  8. WayneCoeArtistBlacksmith

    Ultimate Forge Design -- Help Needed

    Check out the Build a Gas Forge, Ribbon_Burner, Building_A_Forge_With_A_Ribbon_Burner Let me know if I can help you. Wayne Coe
  9. WayneCoeArtistBlacksmith

    First forge build help.

    I like the Kast-0-Lite. It is far less expensive than Greencast 94, it is light weight and insolating. All should be cast over ceramic blanket. Let me know if I can help you. Wayne Coe
  10. WayneCoeArtistBlacksmith

    Kastolite 30 vs Mizzou

    I think that Kast-0-Lite is the superior product for lining a forge. I have never had a problem with flux eating the Kast-0-Lite. Also Kast-0-Lite is a light weight insolating product. You get a lighter forge and better insolated. Let me know if I can help you. You can send me a pm or e-mail. Wane Coe
  11. WayneCoeArtistBlacksmith

    Another help me build my forge thread. :)

    Just follow the xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx. No fire brick (heat sink) make the burner 3 x 3. Let me know if I can help you. Wayne Coe
  12. WayneCoeArtistBlacksmith

    Propane tank forge design REV 0

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    Having problems heating metal

    I think that you would save money and get a better forge by just starting over. Let me know if I can help you. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  14. WayneCoeArtistBlacksmith

    NJ specific law regarding propane

    In my post my finger got over one key. I meant NJ.
  15. WayneCoeArtistBlacksmith

    Having problems heating metal

    I suggest that you start over. Check out the xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx web-site. You can find the url and other contact info on my Profile. Let me know if I can help you I xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Wayne Coe