Pr3ssure

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  1. Pr3ssure

    Making blower.

    Yeah, I'm just gonna try the hand dryers for now. If they don't work out I'll fork out a few dollars for a decent electric blower. Sure I can find one for a decent price if I ask around. The anthracite is pain though. I see peoples fire using bit and thought the anthracite just wasn't gonna work for me at all. After half a day of trial and error though I got it going decent and only takes me 30 minutes or so from the start to get it going good. Probably gonna check the pile on the road out tomorrow/later today. I'll report back.
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    Making blower.

    Yeah, I wasn't sure if I could bring the speed on the leaf blower down enough even with a rheostat. Might experiment with it just for the thought of doing it. I keep the blower going though with the anthracite. Only turn it off when I'm taking a break and it seems when they smother out almost all the way but not quite I have a better fire going afterwards. It's weird. I saw what I believe is a big pile of coal on the side of the road the other day. There's 2 55 gallon drums busted up and what looks like a 200 pound or more pile of coal. I want to go get some of it and see if it is worth using. I need to just get someone with a truck and go pick up a load, I'm not going through enough for it to be a money problem paying $6 a bag but the anthracite is just a pain.
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    Making blower.

    No, I'm using a blower that came rusted onto my tuyere and firepot. Its putting out enough but I feel just barely enough. At least with using the anthracite I have right now. I'm also thinking of taking apart my electric leaf blower but I would have to get a control for it because that would be wayyy too much air unless I took it down about 75%
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    Making blower.

    So I'm wanting to get more air to my coal forge, it gets just enough but more will definitely help. I have two bathroom hand dryers at my disposal. I was thinking about taking them apart and removing the heating element and piping them together to see if I get more air than my old blower gives. Any thoughts?
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    Tree Identification

    Yeah, it’s looking like it could be black locust for sure. The barks very similar. Trying to find a picture of the inside of the tree as well
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    Tree Identification

    Yeah, my dad cut trees for several years. I need to get a better picture and he might have a better idea. I know we have locust around here. Well, you know that Das, I think the tree was standing in Pennsylvania and fell in West Virginia, literally. I live on the mason dixon line.
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    Tree Identification

    I think my camera put more yellow on it, it’s not quite as yellow. Yeah, I guess it’s just gonna be a guess on this one. But it’s weird no trees that looked like it had any leaves on it. The biggest I’m pretty sure was an oak and I don’t know about the smaller one. I need to just get someone around here to give me a course on it.
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    Tree Identification

    No thorns, the only tree nearby that looks like it that has leaves is a big walnut. I’ll try that site though.
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    Tree Identification

    I already have the stump for my anvil. This is a separate tree want to know what it is for reference now and later. That’s one thing I was never taught how to identify trees. There were no leaves. It didn’t grow any this year. I’m wanting to make handles for my hammers
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    Tree Identification

    So I thought this was a walnut tree, once I got it cut though my dad said it might be hemlock. I looked up and eastern hemlock has similar bark to walnut. So if anyone has a good idea I’d appreciate it.
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    Anvil Stand, maybe

    Awesome, I’ll watch it now. I saw one guy make a jig to cut the top and screwed it to the box once it was level. Probably gonna try and do that today.
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    Anvil Stand, maybe

    Yeah, I was thinking about that. I got it pretty sharp. Ive got a lot to do tomorrow. Gonna try and get some more of that Oak, my dad also said something about a dead walnut still standing by my yard. Along with a cherry tree.
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    Anvil Stand, maybe

    Alright. I’ll have to figure out which side is which then. I took a picture after I cut it though so I can
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    Anvil Stand, maybe

    Alright, I might just leave it the width it is but my anvil is only 11x10.5 at the base. So I might want to trim some off to be able to get in closer. Probably won’t square it up if anything I’ll just do 2 sides close to the base size. I’ve still gotta get some flat cuts so it will stand right first though. Never tried to make parallel cuts for something like that with the saw before. One reason I went about 10 inches too big so I can make a practice cut first.
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    Anvil Stand, maybe

    I’m not super keen on chainsaws, my dad cut trees for a living for several years. So I’ve used the plenty but never to rip. Never really looked into ripping but remembered him saying they made chains just for that. The chain on the saw is already needing replaced and didn’t want to risk messing it up. Was probably going to ask his opinion on it when he calls me tomorrow. So if I need/want to take a little width off it, could probably do so with the regular chain? I guess just never trying cutting with the grain I didn’t want to mess it up. Cut plenty of trees down to be confident in cross cuts though.