Mellin

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  1. Mellin

    It followed me home

    Big gun and JHCC It supposedly doesn’t work and the place I got it from didn’t consider it worth repairing so I will consider it a gift from the blacksmithing gods, and I know a foundry will require hotter temps than THAT burner can make, notice I’m skipping the sarcastic jokes about deep frying my Twinkie’s next to my aluminum. I like the stainless construction, cylinder is 12 inches wide and at least as deep if not more. I however am lacking time and a plan for a foundry if you have good designs you could point me to that would be awesome.
  2. Mellin

    It followed me home

    Followed me home I feeeeeeeeel like it should be a foundry. Like it is asking me to fufill its destiny and upgrade it from a fryer broaster thing.
  3. Mellin

    Home made refractory

    I coated the inside of my first box forge with zircopax and letting it dry. I have just under a quart of it made and saved in a jar.
  4. Mellin

    My first projects

    So it's been snowy can't get to the shop snowy but finally it's nice and the snow melted. I took a picture when I first started up the forge. I can't tell if this is normal. I ran the forge for a while and it works great I can't tell if it is better or worse than the other flare. Does a frosty t burner need secondary air? I feel like the pieces scale more with the frosty style flare I'm no expert. This is my first item I am making well a pair of tongs. They don't match. I still need to draw one out about half an inch and the area around the pivot point are sloppy.
  5. What constitutes a junk spring I have a set with one broken leaf, and 5 unbroken, are they all junk? They seem older and have some pitting
  6. Mellin

    My first projects

    The new coupler that I have been trying has not increased performance as far as I could tell I tried trimming down my mig tip but that did not bring the flame within the end of the flare, this also made the flame on the old reducer flare end seem very flamey or not as jet like. Frosty do you have any guidance. i heated up a slug of some sort of metal, pretty hot but forge atmosphere seemed to scale the piece while in the forge more, unknown alloy.
  7. Mellin

    5 post vises located

    I’ll go back as soon as the snow melts and see what kind of deal I can get there were 2 I think in the six inch range. Don’t know if they work. What should I look for in problems, the screw box and eye As das said? I turned the handle on a 4 inch and the jaw did not move. one has a 3 bolt mounting fixture, is this necessary
  8. Thank you I’ve been reading quite a bit getting sidetracked into the heat treating section now and then as well.
  9. I do scrap art, welded not forged but I was looking for a list that could tell me things that are going to be different alloys. tortion bar—alloy—use I.e. hardy tool coil spring—alloy—use I.e. chisel harrow blade—alloy— use fire bowl, cooking disco, bench grinder stand. leaf spring—alloy—use don’t use Or uses could be avoided entirely and the alloy can help decide its best function
  10. I’m sure there is a thread and I’ll try and find it, but what else do you guys look for at the junkyard as most of us can’t take the junkyard home with us. It’s a vague question but kind of the essential scrap to have around. Maybe with common alloys?
  11. Mellin

    5 post vises located

    So a six inch jaw is desirable and reasonable for 125-150 dollars? Obviously 50 is better. I’m looking to go back to this guy and buy some rusty wagon wheels , possibly a post vise or 2, maybe some cheap barbed wire to use for additions to projects.
  12. Mellin

    5 post vises located

    I see one is a Colombian
  13. Mellin

    My first projects

    I am going to take a spare mig tip and shorten it down more as the flame has done something a wee bit funny to me. I took the time to draw this masterpiece and I am assuming that the mix is still too rich at the mouth of the burner to support combustion so it moves away from the burner? The figure labeled old (reference pics from March 29) is where the flame sat before, definitely within the flare. The new coupler pushed the flame way off I can only assume that is bad? Inefficient? My logic is The volume of air intake doesn’t change in my 2 situations so if a change in flare causes the flame to walk away from the burner it is rich so shortening the mig tip will induce more air therefore bringing the mixture closer to neutral?
  14. Mellin

    5 post vises located

    I’m assuming what I referred to as a bench vise is what should be called a machinists vise. So a post vise can be mounted to a work bench without putting holes in the floor? I apologize for putting this in the wrong thread my misguided youthful intentions were telling me that these post vises are more rare than they actually are and that blacksmiths in the Midwest could make a jaunt on over to the scrapyard because we don’t have many scrap yards around here and the ones we do have aren’t selling to the public. I’m not a scrapper or scrap yard I’m not looking to get money or be anyone’s agent I thought I was doing a courtesy and after reading Glenn’s post Again I apologize to the curmudgeons and admins who had to take the time to move it.
  15. Mellin

    5 post vises located

    Do the post vises mount to a bench? I have 3 bench vises currently.