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About Laynne

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    Blacksmithing, Scottish heavy athletics

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  1. Laynne

    Multiple tuyeres

    Has anyone experimented with multiple tuyeres in a JABOD using charcoal? I have come by some shafting in the 2-3" range that I would like to work in the forge. I have read the JABOD threads, just wondering if anyone has tried it. Any do's or don'ts.
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    Just a photo.

    Kansas, yesterday 60*f, rain, wind 60-70mph out of the South. Today wind 40-50mph out of the North and stray snowflakes.
  3. Laynne

    Can anyone tell who made my blower

    The handle looks like it could be off of an old Gem or Jewel hand cranked well pump, but I believe those were chain mechanism.
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    Can anyone tell who made my blower

    Pnut, I think you are on to something. That gearbox and handle are vaguely familiar, but I can't place it. An old cream separator maybe. Laynne
  5. Thanks for the tips. Right now I have a 80 bushel hog feeder about 90 percent full of charcoal I have made from pallets and stove screenings. The container above the fire is interesting. Some of the volatiles would probably start cooking off? I can see campfire forging getting pretty warm, definitely want to do that in the winter. Laynne
  6. Some more thoughts. I had just about given up on hardwood charcoal. I used it with a bottom blast with good results except for how much I used. Since going to a side blast not so much. Too muddy to cut wood this morning so I fired up the forge. I was cranking along without a lot of heat, then Glenn's words hit me "air makes the fire hotter". Cranked a little faster and there it was. Now with the pallets I am able to get, and the coals I save from the stove, I don't see having a fuel problem. Laynne
  7. Laynne

    Show me your vise

    I'm sure I will find more uses as I go along.
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    Show me your vise

    I got the old pipe vise freed and cleaned up. A one inch bar fit between the lower jaws and I replaced the upper with a piece of 3/8s plate. I'm going to give it a try for a twisting vise. Laynne
  9. I keep seeing posts stating that charcoal is expensive. I have been at this for a year and a half and haven't bought a lump of charcoal yet. I am able to get pallets free and make my own. I understand if you live in an urban area there are regulations on open burning. Wood burning stoves and fireplaces are a source of charcoal. If you don't have one you probably know someone who does. I took some quarter inch screen and made a sieve to sift the ashes out. Maybe this will be of use to some maybe not. Laynne
  10. Page 100 in my copy. Lots of info in the book. I would recommend reading it. Laynne
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    garden fence

    Hand Forging and Wrought-Iron Ornamental Work by Thomas F. Googerty has some illustrations.
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    Fisher anvil?

    Count me in.
  13. Laynne

    Hello there...

    What Glenn said and welcome aboard. Semper Fi
  14. Laynne

    What did you do in the shop today?

    Thanks for the info. They would definitely be a challenge to work with. Glad they are good for something.
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    What did you do in the shop today?

    What about sickle section guards? I think they are drop forged, are they good for anything? I have been using the buzz saw like that for a couple of years. Not for the faint of heart.