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Les L

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About Les L

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    Livonia, Louisiana
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    Fabrication, welding, Hunting, Fishing, and working on things that are old or broke

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  1. My neighbor was working on a welding project , a couple weeks ago, and asked what I thought about it. I told him that a grinder wasn't going to help him, but by the end of the project he would either be a better welder or a better fitter. Then I spent the next four hours teaching him both.
  2. Iron Dragon it may have been caused by the quality of gas we purchase these days. I recommend using a dedicated can and adding a stabilizer to your gas for that type of tool each time you fill the can. Another problem that comes up with this type of equipment is the exhaust spark arrester gets plugged and shuts it down. Remove the cover and clean the screen and see if I works
  3. Great job on the projects everyone has been posting. I haven't had much time to be on the computer lately and haven't been able to fire up the forge in the last month. By the time I finish what I have to do in the mornings it is too hot to work at the forge. So much for thinking I would have more time to do what I wanted when I retired. One of the members of our blacksmith club does copper work and got behind on some orders so I have been working with him a couple of days a week to catch up and made my wife something for the water garden she is starting
  4. HondoWalker, good work, I applaud you for proving that people experiencing difficulties can do what they want instead of sitting on the sofa complaining.
  5. Great job, I like how the pattern stands out.
  6. JF&F, Great job on the carving, your grandfather will be proud to hang it in the cabin. Thanks all for the compliments.
  7. I haven't had much time available to work at the forge in the last few weeks, but I was able to make the time to make my Mother some flowers for Mother's Day. This was my first try at them.
  8. Great job on the pelican. Your imagination is amazing, I never would have seen a pelican's head in that before you put it together.
  9. Great work everyone! I've been busy and haven't been on in a few days so I had a lot to look at today and too many items to comment on individually. I had a chance to fire up the forge yesterday and decided to try my hand at making flowers to surprise my wife.
  10. Great job on the hammer. The amount of work you are putting out is amazing as well as your confidence in being able to forge different items and the improvement you are showing on each project.
  11. I was taught that top tools are tapered on the bottom and not wedged
  12. Less fuel and air =less heat. The air will prevent the fuel from backing up in the burner, unless you turn the air down too much.
  13. Thanks Hans. My wife asked me last weekend if I had enough coal to last until we can get around people again. Luckily I have enough on hand.
  14. Unfortunately I am classified as an essential employee and have to go to work until next Tuesday when I retire
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