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    Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
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    Welding, Custom fabrication, fast bikes and good beer

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  1. Ironpp

    Horrible first tongs

    Thanks for te great responses... and by the way.... the statement is true... you need one pair of Tongs to make one good pair of tongs
  2. Ironpp

    Horrible first tongs

    thanks , I’ll keep posting.
  3. Hey it’s been 3 days since I turned on my first forge, read several books but have no practice, made 3 sets of tongs horrible but they work... will read more and try to forge something better cheers
  4. also there`s a ton of valuable information about HDG ( hot dip Galvanized) steel, in the website of AGA (american Galvanizer association)
  5. hi, im a Hot dip Galvanized inspector, currently working on a HDG facility, if i can help with something, ill be glad to help. if you need masking for not galvanizing components, i would use Galvastop by puma chemicals, this is one of the best product out there. there are other products that you can use, for example : caulk or silicone... they work great, when we dont have Galvastop, there is always cheap caulk or silicone that we use on out selective galvanizing process not every galvanizing facility uses Lead.. also the white coat you see on older galvanized stuff is not leat oxide.. its zinc hydroxide.. you can clean this with vinegar and scrubbing. in the facility i work for, we use Zinc SHG, Bismut and Aluminium. also HDG must be 98% zinc in the kettle, other metals are restricted by ASTM 123...
  6. Got it, thanks man, sure I’ll read it
  7. hahaha thats correct, ill be looking for the Jabob forge, and well start probably next week... thanks a lot
  8. Ensenada is good for fishing, i still would recomend, bahia de los angeles, for fishing and swiming with whale sharks, lovely town. thanks for the welcoming, of course sorry for the lame english, not my first language.
  9. Great work ill be lookin for the video
  10. Hi there I’m in Mexicali, Baja California, 2 hour drive from San Diego
  11. Hi there, my name is Jose, just sayin hi, i want to build my first forge, and start this amazing hobby / way of life. currently pursuing my engineering degree, work at a galvanizing company (quality supervisor / certified inspector), so i can get a bunch of steel with the metal distributors, hope it helps. im not gonna use Galvanized steel dont worry. been reading lots of info about knife making and forging iron, but i need to start hammering. cheers