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About gaswizard

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    Northern Calif.
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    Machines that can turn, bend, stretch, tear metal apart

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  1. Will check it out now. Thank You Thomas
  2. Is there a book that has listings of older style flat belt power hammers by manufacturers with illustrations? If so i am searching for one. Thank You Paul
  3. Finished making a witches hat out of 304 stainless steel for the Marin Civic Center dome. This was made to protect the new rubberized roof coating from safety cable/ropes from rubbing through at the top of the dome. Install later this week.
  4. Yes income is income. When I get finished I will post an update sharing everything that went into this project, from cost to profit.
  5. Yes, and crossnuts to. Either I am crazy or a extremely stupid to take this on.
  6. Getting set up to fill/tig weld 3200 1/4" holes in 400 aluminum panels that are 64" long and.050 thick for a Frank Lloyd Wright building I am working on. First I have to pop out and sand dents, machine plugs to fill holes, tig weld, sand welded areas and send off to anodizing. This project will take 10 months to complete.
  7. Yes that is me AV Trucks. Took my metal/blacksmith skills and started a company. Send me you address and I will send you a pair.
  8. Saw you area local NC guy. I live in GV. Drop me a note and maybe get together
  9. No real investment other than machining a couple huge blocks of aluminum. Never heard of machining urethane rod?, that sounds like the way to go.
  10. I restore gas chandeliers in the shop and many of them I convert back to burn gas, a fellow lighting shop gave me the name gaswizard. For the Howe I need to draw 3D drawings of the aluminum mold that needs to be machined so I can make the rubber cushions with my vulcanizer, coming soon. No other info on the Howe other than what IFI members have assisted with. For the foundation pour, not yet, also coming soon. Going to add 800 square feet onto the shop in April for the power hammers and blacksmith equipment. PS, If I am in the area, can I swing on by and take a look at your Howe?
  11. Correct. Suspension trucks for skateboards. We also make suspension trucks for longboard and precision suspension trucks down hill speed racers
  12. The town of Pike City (which is now known as Pike) was an old gold mining town that had a population of nearly 1200 people in the early 1900's. I asked the fella who owns the old apple orchard about old relics lying around the town ( current population 100) and he said about 20 years ago this area was pretty much picked clean down to the bone. The ranch he lives on was built in 1857 and still has one old standing barn that is solid as the day it was built. I will ask him the next time I get together if he had ever walked the land with a metal detector. And yes, the swage block was there on the
  13. gaswizard

    Grandpa's vise

    Here is an old Columbia 4" vise that was owned by my late grandpa Roy Lindquist. This vise was the last and only thing left of his stuff bolted to a table in the garage that know one wanted after he passed away so I took it. Grandpa was a tinkerer of all tinkerer's. In 1939 on Addison Ave in Palo Alto CA, Roy became Hewlett-Packard's very first employee but since he was there for only 6 months he never received recognition as an employee for that company. In 1940 he moved onto Eimac in San Carlos, CA. Eimac offered Roy a $.60 an hour more than what HP was paying him so he went for it. He made
  14. In our local town of Nevada City, CA we have a radio station KVMR that has a once a week live radio flea market. I called in and asked the question "Hello, I am looking for blacksmith stuff along with old rusty machines for my shop". I received 6 calls from local people that have blacksmith stuff for sale. Went on a few trips and met up with 6 wonderful people. On one of the stops a guy who has lived on this farm for most of his entire life and told me a story of how he found a swage black. On a rainy day he was driving his tractor through the apple orchard and the "tractor hit a bump" He got
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