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Rojo Pedro

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  1. My burner acts a little strange when I first start the forge. A little sputtery and inconsistent but goes away once it heats up a bit. It might not make sense but my forge likes to be closed at start up. I leave my back door closed always unless I need to pass through some longer stock. The front door I normally have half to full open once it is up to heat but I have found that it likes both doors closed when I first start it up. It seems to stop the sputter and help heat it up a little faster. after a few minutes, the burner settles down and I open the front door and all is wel
  2. The one on left is designed to be used in a vise. Made from 1” 1045 round bar, quenched in water and tempered to straw twice. The right one is made for the anvil, vise or stump and is made from an 1-1/4” cv axle I think. It was about 14” long and had splines on both ends. hard to forge, quenched in oil and drawn to purple twice. Put it to the test and I need practice but was starting to get the swing of it. Thanks for looking.
  3. I recently did a bit of maintenance on my trusty gas forge. I built this 3 years ago using an old air tank and advice from this site. I use it at least once a week and I guestimate it is 250 cu.in.. I got the parts from Mr. Coe and I have a little over $150 into it including the commercial burner (mathewson) which has worked great I built this forge about the same time I bought the coal forge it is sitting on and it works so well and is so convenient that I have only burned coal a dozen times since. It has worked great but I needed to patch a couple cracks and a couple voids near th
  4. Have fun Pat. Lets see some pictures :-)
  5. Looks good. That is one serious furnace! I think we ran our heat pump like three times this year
  6. I did some much needed maintenance on my trusty propane forge. Also expanded the shelf for my upcoming new kastolite sliding door and installed a sliding helper or what ever you call it.
  7. Me too Arkie. Started at 22 when I got out of the corps and became a ditch digger for a pool builder. Between building pools and surveying land, I have swung some type of tool most of my adult life. People dont realize how much hammer work is involved in surveying.
  8. Thanks Arkie. I've spent no time farming but have always wanted to be a farmer. Good advice JHCC
  9. I wonder what the intended purpose was.? I have used a life time of digging and pounding tools but thats a new one for me. I would cut off the blade and try to forge the hammer end into an axe. Have fun and post some pictures
  10. Thanks Fraz. It was made with repousse in mind but mostly just wanted to try it. I want to work up to a three pounder
  11. Started with 1” round 4140. Quenched in veggie oil, 2 x 1 hours in the toaster oven at 475. Not perfect but I am super happy and cant wait to make a bigger one thanks for looking
  12. Very nice. Pattern and shape both look great.
  13. Cool. I need probably 5-6 heats and lots of pounding to get those straight. I like those and the square ones too I once threw one into the fire without realizing that it was galvanized, it grew fuzz and burned green fire before i noticed and pulled it out. Yikes!
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