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    Exploring 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. My second jabod is made from a night stand from the hotel where I work. I put a couple of layers of bricks in the bottom so I wouldn't have to shovel as much clay. It's working great. Pnut
  2. I'm sure your D-2 is hard enough for any hot work you're likely to be doing on it. Mild steel is hard enough just try not to miss the work or you'll have a ding to remind you not to do it again. Pnut
  3. As IF&C said, everything you need to know is in the just a box of dirt a simple side blast forge threads. Read all the jabod threads and you should have everything you need to know to build a forge out of what you have on hand. If you skip to page 8 there is a list of the pertinent information about three posts down. A hair dryer will work but Don't connect it to the tuyere. Aim it at the tuyere. More directly for more air less so for less air. Pnut
  4. Looks good to me but I think the proof of the pudding etc. How's it work? You may want to add a brick to either side to make a deeper fire. Charcoal likes a trench with sloped sides. Coal on the other hand does fine in either round or trench shaped firepot. Try changing one thing at a time until you find what works best for you. Then you can think about building something more "permanent" , but remember a clay forge is a real forge. I don't plan on switching to a metal fab firepot anytime soon. When you get your rivet forge you can line it with clay and build up a mound on either side of the tuyere or make a ducks nest. You could Skip the mounds and just use red bricks to make the fire deeper also. I'm getting ready to make another side blast from the pan from an outdoor fireplace. It looks like a rivet forge without the hole in the bottom. Good luck and once you've started making forges you'll start seeing unlimited possibilities and forges everywhere you look. Pnut
  5. I seen a Chicago electric 125 Flux for 80 bucks today unused in the box on CL. Goes to show how cheap they are. Pnut
  6. Ditto on what everyone said about the price. The questions you should ask when buying a used welder are how many amps what is the duty cycle and if it's AC DC or both. Pnut
  7. I have a 29 and a half inch vertical rail that works fine for what I do. I looked for a forklift tine but found a rail first. For small sloyd type carving knives it's perfectly fine. Thomas is right you can only work what is under the hammer. The thing I like about the rail is it has a lot of different surfaces. I'm still looking for a "real" anvil but I'm in no rush to get one. Pnut
  8. It's only a waste if you don't learn how to use it. Pnut
  9. Yep it's something. I smile thinking about it. There's a glider school about ninety minutes away from me. The first time you pull the release and are gliding on your own is something I'll never forget. I pushed my luck in too many other ways and decided I didn't want to risk it. After the motorcycle crash I lost some of urge to do things that can kill me. Pnut
  10. As you said before frosty, " Nothing like waste oil to produce a mystery atmosphere." Pnut
  11. I guess it depends on what kind of mischief you've been up to. Pnut
  12. Be of value. If it's an unskilled job show up early don't leave till the job is done. BE RELIABLE. Come in when they call on your day off and show up every day your scheduled. Perfect attendance is a good way to get a raise. If it's a skilled job learn everything you can about it. Be the most knowledgeable about the job and it will pay off. Everything I said about unskilled work applies here too. It's surprising how hard it is to find reliable employees that actually show up. Where I work we can't find a person that can do the job right AND shows up every shift. It seems like If they are good at the job they don't want to show up and if they can barely do the work they show up ever day and do a poor job. Be professional. I can't tell you how many times I see people dressed inappropriately at work or doing things that just seem unprofessional. It's an epidemic. These are basic common sense things that should be apparent but it's surprising how common it is. When I went to school we had a class called life skills that taught basic things like those mentioned above. I don't know if schools still teach these things but it sure doesn't seem like it. Pnut
  13. GREAT DEAL! What a lucky find. Unloading that beast will be a task for sure. Pipe tripod and 1ton hoist. Or maybe a cherry picker. If you don't have the equipment are there tool/equipment rental outfits where you live? If so it shouldn't be too expensive to rent what you need for the day. Make sure you put it where you want it to be permanently. You probably won't want to move it more than once. It's not exactly a portable anvil ;-) Use it in good health Pnut
  14. No grass means no grass to mow. I know some people like taking care of the lawn. I do not. I like growing a garden not a lawn. I don't understand the pleasure of walking behind a loud mower in the sweltering heat , but to each their own If you like it fire that snapper up and get to it. ;-). It's been so wet here lately that the grass is growing out of control. I watched the maintenance guy mow the lawn yesterday and was not envious of him. The heat wasn't too bad though. Pnut
  15. The higher the f stop/ aperature the greater the depth of field. More of the picture will be in focus from fore to background. The shorter the lens the more distortion around the edges though. Too short and you get walleye vision like looking through a peephole on a door. Pnut