WayneCoeArtistBlacksmith

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About WayneCoeArtistBlacksmith

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    Sunbright, Tennessee
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    Blacksmithing, Bladesmithing.

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    Sunbright, Tennessee
  • Biography
    retired, former ABANA Board Member,
  • Interests
    Blacksmithing
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    retired

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  1. When I first took a smithing class the first day we made some J hooks, the second a poker and the 3rd day tongs so I don't rule out tongs as a beginner project. Check out the North West Blacksmith Association, which is in your area and attend their monthly meetings. You will learn a lot there, meet other smiths and get plenty of help and advise. Let me know if I can help you. Wayne
  2. Hello from Georgia

    I hope to see you in June. I think that you left early and did not eat the lunch. BTW every body, I have started calling Kevin "Bob" (Big Ole Boy) I didn't ask but he must be about 6'4". I had to look up to him. Wayne
  3. Do I need to re-line this?

    I would just use the Metrikote to paint the interior, paying particular attention to the cracks. Metrikote, when mixed according to the instructions will absorb into the cracks and give you good results. It is not a "glue" but will fill the voids. Let me know when I can help you again. Wayne.
  4. Building a forge

    You can not forge more than about 6" at a single heat. All heated to forging temps over that is wasted gas, excess scaling (thus wasted metal and detrimental grain growth) The only time you might want a longer forge to heat a sword or other item would be for heat treating. In addition you will be spending lots of money for materials to build the forge. The 30# tank is to large also. To many beginners want to jump in and get everything they think they want or need and wind up spending lots of money on items they wind up never using. To get started and then learn what you will need, get an anvil or serviceable piece of steel (maybe even a piece of RR track or piece of plate steel) a pair or two of tongs (maybe just a pair of vise grips) and a small forge Let me know if I can help you. I prefer e-mail. Wayne
  5. Building a forge

    Off site link removed. As a beginner you probably don't want a forge more than about 12" long (a 20# Propane bottle or a Freon tank). Don't cut off the ends. You don't want the burners at 45 Degrees but almost horizontal so that the flame will swirl around inside the forge. Let me know if I can help you. You can find my contact info at my Profiles page here. I prefer e-mail. Wayne
  6. French Leg vise

    For mine I bolted 2 pieces of angle iron to my table flush to the edge of the table and punched holes for bolts to hold the vise bracket. I rounded off the corners of the angle for a better appearance. Let me know if I can help you. You can find my contact info on my Profiles page. I prefer e-mail. Wayne
  7. DIY 2x72 motor question

    1/5 hp motor is probably all the motor you will need. Let me know if I can help you. You can find my url and contact info on my Profiles page here. I prefer e-mail Wayne Mod note: Off site sales removed
  8. First time forge builder, need some advice..

    I want to thank Thomas Powers for his kind words. I suggest that you study the Build a Gas Forge at the Forge Supplies page on my web site. As to the burner I think that the easiest, cheapest and over all burner you can build is a Frosty's T Burner. Let me know how I can help you. You can get my contact info on my Profiles page here. I prefer e-mail. Wayne
  9. Question about lining.

    Check out the Build a Gas Forge attachment at the Forge Supplies page on my web site. You can find the url and my contact info on my Profiles page here. Let me know if I can help you. Wayne
  10. Kast o Lite

    I used to sell Kast-0-Lite 26 as well as Kast-0-Lite 30. There is so little cost difference that I dropped the 26. I weld in my Ribbon Burner forge at +- 2300 degrees F with out flux but I find that if I am not careful the temps can get up near 3000 degrees F. Keep in mind that Kast-0-Lite is resistant to flux. Let me know if I can help you. You can find my contact info on my Profiles page. Wayne
  11. gas forges

    FIF is entertainment. It bears little relation to actual use. They bought a bunch of forges with not consideration to the normal shop and use. View that show as mere entertainment and nothing more Check out the Build a Gas Forge attachment on the Forge Supplies page on my web site. Let me know if I can help you . You can get my contact info on my Profile page. wayne
  12. building the Dog box.

    As for the forge build and the size you want check out the Build a Gas Forge attachment at the Forge Supplies page on my web-site using a Freon tank. You can probably get a Freon tank for free from your local HVAC company or any auto repair shop that does AC work. You can get my contact info on my profiles page here. Let me know if I can help you. Wayne
  13. Gas Forge Confusion

    Check out the Build a Gas Forge attachment at the Forge Supplies page on my web-site. You can use bolts and bend tabs on the burner tube so no welding required. You can find my contact info on my Profiles page. I prefer e-mail. Let me know if I can help you. Wayne
  14. Disect my forge plan

    Check out the Build a Gas Forge attachment on the Forge Supplies page of my web-site. You can get my contact info on my Profiles page. Let me know if I can help you Wayne
  15. Is this common?

    Joel, you are correct there. I posted without thinking through what I was saying. When I have done that I used combination dies where the narrow portion is only about 1" wide. I put the kiss block on the wider portion. A kiss block is a piece that is clamped in place to keep the top die from coming past that point. combination dies are shaped like this: --