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Randy C

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About Randy C

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    Harrisburg, NC
  • Interests
    Blacksmithing, Knifemaking, Sculpture, Pottery
  • Occupation
    High School Ceramics teacher
  1. Check with the school's art department. Most sculpture programs include lost wax casting as part of the curriculum.
  2. My press has (2) 4 1/2" cylinders and they evened out by themselves. I was worried about the same thing but it turned out to be a non-issue. I
  3. I agree. The Nimba anvil is an interpretation/improvement of an Italian pattern not a copy.
  4. My buddy, Steve Barringer, has a Big Blu 110 and a155. He has upgraded them several times including this most recent valving improvement. The most recent improvement has made the two hammers quite a bit more powerful with quicker cycling although they ran just fine before.
  5. That's my friend, Robert Silver. He's a member here. I think he goes by RSilver here.
  6. I've had a chance to try it and was suprised with the power. It's more than what I need while taking up less room and requiring a smaller/cheaper compressor.
  7. I bought a hand hammering video that features Amit Har-Lev demonstrating the techniques he learned from Hofi. I have the Hofi hand hammering video as well but think Amit does a better job explaining the swing mechanics.
  8. I agree with Monstermetal and Mainley Bob.
  9. Hey guys. I have a question concerning the log splitter valve that I pick up for my forging press. It is spring centered and has 1/2 npt ports but the in and out ports are 1/2" as well. I have noticed that most new log splitters have spring centered valves with 3/4" in and out. Will this be a OK or should I get another? My press will be using a 16 gpm pump and two 4 1/2" bore cylinders if that matters. Thanks
  10. This is what I use: http://www.baileypottery.com/cones/cones2.htm
  11. You should try to show up at the first quarter meeting for NC-ABANA. It's taking place on March 20th. Everyone is always welcome. Here's the announcement that was sent out: NC ABANA Members, As usual, I am a little late with the newsletter (about 2 weeks) so you all may not receive it in time to hear about the First Quarter Chapter Meeting. The meeting will be at Dean Curfman's shop in Morganton, NC, on Saturday, March 20 at 9:00 AM. Doug Merkel and Anderson Phillips will be demonstrating. Thanks and see you on the 20th.
  12. I was speaking specifically about an adapter plate with the same bolt pattern as the guillotine tool Grant manufactures.
  13. An adapter plate for mounting your guillotine tool would be a good idea as well.
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