Dax Hewitt

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About Dax Hewitt

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    Leeds, UK
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    Motorcycle, Shotguns, Smithing.

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  1. Dax Hewitt

    What did you do in the shop today?

    The skills and attention to detail of all you guys is a constant source of inspiration.
  2. Dax Hewitt

    What did you do in the shop today?

    Nice hair grip. I would love to make the Mrs something like that but the last thing I want to do is arm her with a robust pointy metal stick. I wind her up too much to do that.
  3. Dax Hewitt

    What did you do in the shop today?

    Yay finally found time to light my fire again. One of my customers sent my mobile compressor back with broken clasps so I forged new ones, but rough and ready but will do the job. One of my lads wad interested so I let him make a keyring snail and made one myself at the same time to show him the steps. The 2 hooks were 1/2 stainless steel rebar (yes I know but it's what I had) the snails are 6mm (1/4) round stock. Mine is on the right, Zaks in the middle. He did a cracking attempt for his first go with a hammer concidering his teacher knows next to nothing.
  4. The key word is men. Most men will want to try Smithing but unfortunately men seem to be an endangered species in these touchy feely metro sexual times.
  5. Dax Hewitt

    What did you do in the shop today?

    Das that tree is excellent. Deffinatly inspiration.
  6. Dax Hewitt

    It followed me home

    I have changed many a bladder in a pressure and surge vessel tank and they all have one thing in common. They are all quite a bit smaller than the tank to allow the water to stretch the bladder from the inside and compressed air (typically a couple of psi below the water pump pressure) to compress it from the outside giving a reservoir of usable water pressure and stopping the pumps banging on and off every time a tap is opened.There won't be close to enough rubber to line the entire tank. On a side note I'm changing the bladder on a 1000 gallon (UK gallon) tank in the next couple of weeks, it's going to be a right pain in the bum.
  7. Dax Hewitt

    Anvil with a crack!!!!

    Sent you a mail with the number of a guy with a 100kg anvil forsale for £120 in Sheffield. I know nothing about it other than someone sent the number to me but might be worth a call.
  8. Dax Hewitt

    Knife Class Log 107, Sharpening

    Having seen a grinding wheel explode and tear a hole in a sheet metal locker door 5 feet away I doubt the typical perspex guard would do much to save you. Best thing to do is go on a grinding wheen course and learn how to use them correctly before you go near one and then use the guard because it's better than nothing and will protect you from sparks and debris even if it doesn't do much for an exploding wheel.
  9. Dax Hewitt

    What did you do in the shop today?

    Thanks for posting the link Das, it made interesting reading. The rotors looked quite a bit bigger but all is clear now seeing them in context like that.
  10. Dax Hewitt

    Simple scrap dragonfly

    Those critters are excellent, great tutorial too thank you.
  11. Dax Hewitt

    What did you do in the shop today?

    Running low on butter knives? What about the what I assume are starter motor rotors.
  12. Dax Hewitt

    Christmas items 2018

    Das you creativity known no bounds. I love that little snowman.
  13. Dax Hewitt

    What did you do in the shop today?

    The old fence for the display was a cracking idea. Really sets the stuff off. Some top looking stuff too. It's great to see a young person actually doing something. I don't know what it's like in the USA but in the UK the majority of kids I come across are only interested in games consoles and their phones and think the world owes them a living. Top marks for rolling your sleeves up and "forging" your own way in the world.
  14. Dax Hewitt

    What did you do in the shop today?

    Ben your first leaf looks about as good as my 6th, seeing as I haven't been able to use my forge for 2 weeks now it's probably better than my No7 and no8 will be
  15. Dax Hewitt

    My first forging

    First forging with your new set up. I burned a few bits of steel when I got my own fire but it didn't take long to lead the difference between my fire and the one I was using on the course's.