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I Forge Iron


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  1. Finally time to post pics of completed (for now) shop addition. Both cranes installed. Table built. Plasma cutter moved in and all utilities finished. Shop sculpture installed. Just need to heat for winter. definitely a blessing from God.
  2. Busy finishing up. Had help with a few of the tasks impossible to do by myself. just waiting on the big door and the concrete to cure so I can set the cranes. , I thank goodness to be almost complete with this.
  3. Some progress. Wish the days were longer.
  4. Business has dictated adding some new space for large sculptures. starting on a 30x40 with 14’ tall walls. Also 2 x 1 ton job cranes. can’t wait for the bee space.
  5. Inflated metal/bronze accents. 8 feet tall x 4’ x4’.
  6. I’m thinking something like Bill. Or maybe Joseph. I like simple hardworking names.
  7. Thanks guys... the massive burner forge works far better than a ground for for inflating metal. I’ve tried it. Each burner has its own valve allowing me to isolate and zone in on shapes. this forge has strictly been used to inflate shapes larger than my small forged will handle. I’ve inflated shapes up to 46” x 46” without a hitch.
  8. Haven’t posted in a while, pretty much smithing full time now. Added new belt sander and mega forge for giant inflations. hopefully another addition in the works. Also added giant spider outside door, just for fun. Will post pics of sander
  9. Ok. So got a job that will involve heating a 48x48 “ piece of 16 gauge sheet metal up. Need to build a temporary type forge for this. my first thought is to build a large square top and mount a bunch of burners on it and just stack brick for sides and bottom. Only going to be used 1-2 (hopefully more) times. don’t want to over complicate it. Only need to get the sheet metal hot enough to inflate it. any thoughts on a burner count? im thinking 1 every square foot- 25 or so??
  10. Thanks guys. Base Alone for sculpture at road is 400# hopefully that keeps thieves at bay. yes. Tail is forged pipe. The head and thorax are inflated metal so it really doesn’t weigh that much.
  11. Started on some outside decorations for the shop. Just got around to posting. Also added some at end of road so people had a way to find shop easier
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