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  1. Yep, Spring steel for sure. I got a buddy who owns his own car repair shop, so I have a good source of leaf spring steel. I have it cleaned up. When I get it mounted I'll post pics. DG
  2. Daguy

    1st Forge build, help me out

    I just finished my first forge and found the information in the "Forges 101" and "Burners 101" threads in the Gas Forges section of this forum invaluable. I was thinking of buying one and the iforgeiron community helped me to see how building one would give me better quality for money spent, a safer forge (your concern with rigidizer), and efficiency that means less $ spent on fuel. Also, I would recommend Frosty's NARB thread. I ended up building a 3/4" T-Burner, Naturally Aspirated Ribbon Burner driven Forge housed in a shell made from a 20# Propane tank. For all of my projects so far, it's been more than enough, and I can get welding temps out of it and stand next to it and have a conversation at normal tones and volume of voice while it's running full out. It Maintains a good flame from <1 to 20 Lbs of pressure and would probably keep going if my regulator went above 20 lb. That wouldn't be necessary , though as it has plenty of heat as is. Also, not being tied to a blower and hence electricity, it is portable and can be taken wherever I want to heat things up. BTW, I started out knowing NOTHING. I was looking to buy. The experts on this forum are very generous in helping us newbies get a strong start in this craft. Special thanks go to Frosty, Mikey, Thomas, and Buzzkill. Those guys are very generous with their time and advice. Daguy p.s.(check out my build thread:
  3. Thomas Powers: Oh, yeah! Michigan definitely sees it's humidity Jim Coke: Is that last pic of a Kimbark? Mine has that same "Top Gear, Drop Pawl configuration for the vertical drive, though it's a two speed manual drive, not a belt drive, so it's probably a little older. I've just started tearing it down and cleaning it up, but it seems to be a more intricately built design than the Buffalo Forge 615. I'm having a lot of fun returning these machines to useable condition. Once I get the Kimbark back in shape, I'll decide which one I want to keep, and maybe gift the other one to my brother. Or Not. Went by the builder box store this morning and got a 5" X 5" X 8' timber to mount it to. Now I just have to figure out how I want to build the base The finish on that rear flywheel drill looks like the finish I'm getting on both drills Daguy
  4. Shop Use. I bought a Kimbark at auction and followed that up with the Buffalo Forge before restoring the Kimbark, then cleaned up the Buffalo Forge first as it was a simpler piece of machinery. I'm not calling it the start of a collection, but one never knows. Present plans are just to set it up on a post with a stand as a moveable piece of shop equipment and use it. I bought a used straight shank Jacobs chuck for it, so it's not going to look original between uses, although the chuck is easily removeable. I'll post pics once I get it mounted. Daguy
  5. . . . or should I leave the wire-brushed finish? Do me a favor and as you reply (Please give the reasons for your opinion, too) quote this: Paint: 0 No Paint: 0 And change the total to reflect how your opinion changes the totals thus far. That way I won't have to try to keep a total in case this thread goes long as they sometimes do when asking for opinions. Please be honest and just add one number to the appropriate total, as you will probably never see my post drill, but I do value your opinion as much as the next guy's. When I decide what to do and get my new (old) drill mounted, I'll post pics.
  6. Don't know if you got it out yet, but when I was cleaning mine up, I put a tapered punch through that clip on it and hammered it through the opening. As the cross section of taper under the clip got larger, it started the clip moving out. Once broken free, I just put another piece of flat metal underneath and repeated until the clip came out. If yours is out, great. If not this post might help the next guy with the problem. Daguy
  7. I'm very pleased by how quiet it burns. Frosty came up with a real winner in this ribbon burner design
  8. Here It Is!! Dragon's Breath Real Time
  9. JHCC, just FYI , in the videos I posted in the thread that Buzzkill linked, complete combustion was at like 1 or 2 PSI. At higher propane pressures, the combustion continues into the second rotation of gasses at the least. The reason I oriented the burner the way I did was to distance the intake of the burner from the exhaust but mostly to induce the swirl. I actually thought about mounting it with the tube projecting downward rather than upward to more fully protect from the chimney effect on cooling and double burning (Carbon Monoxide) The reason I went with a (Frosty T-burner based) NARB was that I didn't want to be dependant on electricity. with my setup, I can take it anywhere my vehicle can go with only a propane tank. That being said, I like and prefer your idea of orienting it downward IF it is permanently mounted to its base. That makes it safer as far as Carbon Monoxide production goes. You just need to consider wether you'll be moving it or not after the build. Either way, if it accomplishes the mission, it's all good!
  10. I picked up a Columbian Hardware Co 4" Leg vise for $55.00 at a local online auction. Cleaned it up with a wire wheel on a 4" grinder and it works great. The only thing missing was the spring, and I plan on making one of those. Thanks for the lead, Stevomiller, but by the time I drove to belleville to pick up, the increased cost would have made that one too expensive.
  11. Welcome back, Paragon. I built one of these burners to Frosty's specs (1 X 1 X 3/4 Tee air /feul mix generator with a 2 X 2 X 7 Chamber behind the ribbon. I settled on 20 holes, or ports in the ribbbon. The ribbon itself is 3 X 9) and my nephew and I had it burning at10 PSi the other night. We were standing close enough to feel the heat from the Dragon's Breath and were able to talk in normal tones of voice.
  12. Once I replenish my propane tank I’ll take a normal time video and post a link. Daguy
  13. Yes, I thought using the slo-mo feature on my phone would give a better idea of what is happening.