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. SOFA Quadstate 22-24 Sept 2017

    I skipped last year. I had only missed 1 year in 17. We were building our new home in Tennessee, I had a construction crew busy and my wife living in a 24' camping trailer. I had to make up my mind, which did I want worst, a trip to Quad State or a divorce. I think that I made the wise decision that year. Now, at age 75, I have decided that spending a week getting every thing loaded, driving for 7 hours so that I could unload all that I had spent a week loading, getting set up, all so that 5 days later I could load it all up again, drive 7 hours back and spend another week unloading ,,,and then spending a week resting up, it was time to quit going to conferences. Last week David Custer (Firey Furnace) came to my shop and loaded up all the stuff that I would have brought. He has my banner, so if you need any of the things that I had look for my banner or Dave's Firey Furnace banner. Oh yeah, he also has my canopy, well, now his canopy. Stop by and visit with Dave. He is a really nice guy and, especially for his age, an exceptional blacksmith. Here is the future of Blacksmithing in America! Let me know if I can help you. You can get all of my contact information on my profile. I prefer contact by e-mail. to pick me up, put me up and bring me back home, but I haven't seen him yet! I keep looking up the drive for him. Wayne
  2. Massive PowerHammer in Scrap Yard?

    A friend of my said that the air compressor cost him more than his converted from steam to air 750# Chambersburg. Wayne
  3. Ribbon Burner Design?

    No body mentioned Frosty's NARB or the attachment on my web-site on the Forge Supplies page. Check out the Build a Gas Forge attachment and the Ribbon Burner attachment on the Forge Supplies page on my web-site for instructions on how I like to build a good, efficient, tough, long lasting forge and how to build your own Ribbon Burner. You should be able to build in a couple of days leisurely work. Let me know if I can help you. Check my profile for my web-site, e-mail address and phone # , I prefer e-mail. Wayne ...
  4. How many burner : 20# propane tank

    I instruct to mix it to about the consistency of mortar. The more water added the weaker the casting. It should trowelable. Wayne
  5. How many burner : 20# propane tank

    John, if you had water puddling you probably used to much water and also got a weak casting. Wayne
  6. Naturally Aspirated Ribbon Burner. Photo heavy.

    I was going to mention that the all metal Ribbon Burner would cause pre-ignition but I see that Frosty beat me to it and did a better job than I would have. Wayne
  7. Insulation wool

    Mikey, I don't remember shipping to South Africa but just today I received an order from the Czech Republic. You are correct, shipping is high. Wayne
  8. Cpl questiones building a new forge

    bought some perlite, portland cement, etc, etc etc per the U tube experts then I found this site. Well, I'm sorry but anyone who suggest perlite and Portland cement were not experts. Check out the Build a Gas Forge on the Forge Supplies page at www.WayneCoeArtistBlacksmith.com for instructions on how I like to build a good, efficient, tough, long lasting forge. You should be able to build in a couple of days leisurely work. Let me know if I can help you. Check my profile for my e-mail address and phone # , I prefer e-mail. Wayne
  9. New Forge needs some help.

    Check out the Build a Gas Forge on the Forge Supplies page at www.WayneCoeArtistBlacksmith.com for instructions on how I like to build a good, efficient, tough, long lasting forge. You should be able to build in a couple of days leisurely work. Let me know if I can help you. Check my profile for my e-mail address and phone # , I prefer e-mail. Wayne
  10. What did you do?

    Check out the Build a Gas Forge on the Forge Supplies page at www.WayneCoeArtistBlacksmith.com for instructions on how I like to build a good, efficient, tough, long lasting forge. You should be able to build in a couple of days leisurely work. Let me know if I can help you. Check my profile for my e-mail address and phone # , I prefer e-mail. Wayne
  11. bull head hat hooks

    Crazy, as for learning steel, 1/4" round is good for J hooks, hearts and other small items. 1/2" round or square is good for leaves and animal heads, 5'8" and 3/4" and 1" are good for larger heads, etc. Those pretty well cover it for hand hammered objects. Common steel yard steel is A46 or mild steel. Don't think that you have to go to a steel yard and buy new steel. Found steel, steel from a scrap yard or a salvage yard is more likely than not A36. Even if it is not you can probably still forge it, it may just be a little bit harder to forge. The main thing is to get some metal, get it hot and hit it. My mentor would ask, "When should you start over or try to fix it?" Well, if you are working on a 10 step item and you mess it up on the first step, throw it in the scrap pile and start over. When you start over you will do the first step better. If you mess up on the second step, throw it in the scrap pile and start over again. Now you will do better on the first step and better on the second step. When you get to the third step,,,etc,,,etc. When you get to the 8th step,,,,maybe you want to try to fix it. "Build a scrap pile and you will become a better smith." Wayne
  12. new forge build

    My dad always said, "If you have to ask, is it good enough, it probably aint. Wayne
  13. bull head hat hooks

    Alan Kress makes an elephant head using angle iron. There is a video on YouTube where a member here forged an elephant head on the head of a RR spike. I have forged a long horn steer on the head of a RR spike (Steak Knife) and won the best RR spike knife at the Batson Blade Symposium, the next year I won with an eagle which I called "The American Eagle, and the next year with folder with a Damascus blade and the head forged into a leaf. I have also done dogs, a Mule head (Jack Knife), a Dragon head, etc. I have plans to do a Moose and Elephant. Wayne
  14. new forge build

    Check out the attachment Build a Gas Forge at the Forge Supplies page at www.WayneCoeArtistBlacksmith.com for instructions on how I like to build a tough, long lasting, efficient forge. Let me know if I can help you. Check my profile for my e-mail address and phone # Wayne
  15. I really like mine, I have had it for about 11 years and have had no problems. I like the utility hammers because is sits there quietly until I press the peddle. I put a motorcycle muffler on the exhaust and now about all I hear from it is the dies hitting hot metal. Wayne