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I Forge Iron


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    Northern KY
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    blacksmithing,skateboarding, playing drums, reading, photography, air rifles ( field target and long range shooting), archery field target and historical,bow making and target shooting of any type or equipment i.e. atlatl, slingshot, firearms, hitting a target with anything interests me.

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  1. I just bought a file off the clearance rack at TSC that I suspect is case hardened. I'll find out before I try to make anything from it. Until then it'll be a hot file. Pnut
  2. Found this on the clearance shelf at the TSC near me for $4.99US. Figure I can use it for some hot rasping and when it's worn out use it for a tomahawk. Never heard of the brand before so I'm somewhat skeptical of the HT. Have to find out if it's case hardened or fully hardened. First new farriers rasp I've ever had Pnut.
  3. Yes, heat up the rigidized wool. It doesn't matter if it's been a week. One other thing, before you apply the Kast o Lite you should spritz the wool with a spray bottle. Pnut
  4. You're work and work ethic is constantly impressive. I hope to one day get a chance to come up north and visit your teaching facility. Pnut
  5. Yeah, I did orient the bricks on the bottom the wrong way. I usually have them rotated ninety degrees and have another couple of bricks stacked on the tue side for banking the fuel against. Something was looking off and I couldn't remember what it was hahaha. It had me scratching my head as to why things weren't lining up the way they should. I haven't fired it up in quite a while. My shoulder is feeling better and the weather is starting cooperate so it'll be getting a workout soon. I'll post some pics of it actually running. Pnut
  6. I've been saying I'd post a picture of my MARKIII style jabod when I rebuilt it and here it js. Keep in mind I just threw it together to get the point across. If I was meaning to fire it up I'd make ever level and I still need to cut a little slot for the tuyere to enter at a shallower angle but this is the general idea. Pnut
  7. pnut

    Forges 101

    Is there a reason it's not recommended for fiberboard?Personally I think the results were better on the fiberboard than on the blanket in my forge door. Possibly due to me putting it on too thick on the ceramic blanket. I've had no problems with it on the fiberboard. Pnut
  8. Those aren't opposing opinions. Frosty said no cement and I expanded on his statement by listing the proper materials to use. Exposed ceramic blanket is a health hazard. Pnut
  9. I'll not post any here but in the past I've made some pretty inventive anti theft devices. Ranging from something that would alert the whole neighborhood, just ruin your night, or all the way up to this is your last night on earth. Usually a klaxon and a strobe light is enough to deter any but the most determined thieves. Pnut
  10. pnut

    Spoiler alert

    A sharp clean file will always make the work easier. I need to invest in some quality files. I have some mediocre ones but I'd like to upgrade soon. Pnut I use muriatic acid then a file card and some talc on all the used files I buy. You'd be surprised how many of them just needed a good acid bath to bring them back to life.
  11. Ceramic blanket under a castable refractory like Kast-o-lite or Green Patch. Might want to add a coating of plistix too. Pnut
  12. Make tenons for the joinery. You might even get an excuse to make a monkey tool. Use a solid fuel forge to heat it. Isolated heat is one benefit of solid fuel. A ground forge will work for a one off project. Pnut
  13. I can't remember if I have a 3/4 or 1in. Sch.40 pipe as a tuyere. I also made it extra long because I thought it would burn away quickly. I think after a few years it's maybe two inches shorter. The clay protected it very well in the JABOD but most of the length that has burned off is from after I started using brick as a firepot. I don't drill through the bricks I just set it between two bricks with a split firebrick to fill the gap above the pipe. Pnut
  14. I have a no. 700 and it's similar but not exactly the same. I can post some pics of both sides of the blower if you'd like. Pnut
  15. If it stops sprinkling I'm going to grind the shank on a fuller to fit my anvil's hardy hole and maybe rework the wedges that hold my anvil to the stump. Pnut Do you do mail order sales? Pnut
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