Mr. B

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    Interior of Alaska
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    I turn steel into knives, mostly.
  1. Any smiths in fairbanks or north pile area?

    From what I can gather most "Hammer in" type events are held down Anchor-town way.
  2. Tantos and Bush Sword

  3. impressive, niice job.
  4. Any smiths in fairbanks or north pole AK area?

    I'm new to the craft myself, I've mostly been doing stock removal knives for the past 19 months and just recently built a gas forge with most of a coal forge sitting in pieces in the shop. I'm around though. You can also reach me at [email protected]
  5. Any smiths in fairbanks or north pile area?

    I'm on the other side of the Borough, but I'm around.
  6. Wow........ I'll listen to those that know more than I and ignore those that beef up drama and act like they are bored 22 year olds living in moms basement.
  7. Hello Mr.B, i live in the north pole fairbanks area and was interested in meeting up with other smiths in the area. I built a small rivet style forge on the cheap and dont have much in tools and none in experience. I was told you operate in the area and would appreciate any info or experience you've acquired. Thank you.

  8. Thoughts on forge name

    Good name and it's transportable too.
  9. Burners 101

    Up and running, thanks All. 20170422_185041.mp4
  10. Another guy from the Great Land.

    It is a sub-arctic desert here, There are two season up here. Winter and Fire Season. All around us burned back in 07, a few million acres that year. Looks like summer will be next weekend. We will probably cook out.
  11. Forges 101

    Gotchya, thanks for the help.
  12. Forges 101

  13. Another guy from the Great Land.

    Thanks for the welcome, Gentlemen. I'm north of Fox on the Elliot, in the Haystack area. There is a local blade smith group that gets together at Mark Knapp's shop, but they meet at night and I live 45 minutes away, I visit with Mark and Angel during the day and pick his brain, but I don't really interact much with the other guys. North Pole is about 1hr and 1/2 from the house. My shop is getting there. I have a couple chunks of Railroad track for an anvil. I'm building my first gas forge presently and I cut a hole in the bottom of an old steel dishpan and set in a caste-iron grate in it. Then got a little blower plumbed into some black iron as a coal forge. I still have to build a hood for it. Other than that it's pretty much set up as a Homestead type shop with lots of old tools and a few new ones. The one draw back, I can't get Fire Insurance out there. So as you can imagine, the wife is terrified of all this hot flame and shooting slag in my old wooden shop. It sits about 10' from the house. If the shop goes the house goes. I must say I can see her point on the matter. I have covered most of the floor with cement board and I am cautions about proceeding huckaldy-buck into disaster. You see the problem is....... I don't have to make knives and pound on hot steel, I have to make knives and pound on hot steel. ;-) This little hobby of mine has me rethinking my whole life. LOL That little faded red building is my shop. It was the original Homestead, built in the 60's. This is an old picture from the day we moved in, please excuse the mattress.
  14. Forges 101

    Then you could most certainly answer a question I had on tube design. The gas nozzle/orifice is above the air ports in my "Mikey Tubes" and gas passes by the holes, (I assume making a vacuum) and speeds up through the Venturi, BUT I have also seen tubes built with the gas-orifice just below the air-inlet holes. Those I assume suck air from behind the gas-jet. You see every once in awhile, and most of the time before I dialed the burners in, gas would get expelled from the holes and ignite. It was unsettling to say the least to have gas and blue flame shooting out of the holes so close to the orifice.To solve this issue I was going to lengthen the nozzle past the holes, but didn't want to screw with the physics already in the design. You know, since I don't have a clue about such things at this point.
  15. Forges 101

    So they are your burners, just not made by you? If you ever want to post your Forge build on YouTube I know there are most likely a few hundred thousand Newbie souls out there that would surely grab a cuppa and sit down to watch........... Just sayin. Thanks again for your help. Much appreciated.