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5S forge (Clint)

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    Pell City Alabama
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    Bladesmithing, Blacksmithing , designing and fabricating, machining , Leather working, Horses, cows, long range shooting , Reloading , fishing, Hunting

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  1. The lowest I can run is around 1300 F and on the high side I have ran it up to 2400 but I always back off a little if i see it get that high. pretty cheap set up actually, Less than $45 on amazon , The meter was around $26 and the K type thermal couple was $15 or so. WelshJ you are correct about the car part, It also has a F350 leaf spring with some axle pieces welded on. I have some paint to make it look like aged tarnished copper but who wants to paint when you can make damascus. maybe i will get around to painting it one day.
  2. I actually looked this one up before I cut it to make sure it wasn't a rare priceless piece and going price for them on ebay was about $85 My wife was almost in tears when she screamed YOUR MOTHER GAVE ME THAT!!!!!! My comeback was ... You don't even like my mother. My dad picked it up at a yard sale for $25.
  3. I agree with you on the dragons breath , I have seen some that require 4 foot tongs to get things in and out. I have used oxy/acetylene torches for years and never really applied that to a forge until i built this one. A torch can be way out of adjustment on the mixture and still heat something up or cut steel but when its adjusted perfect it sure makes a nicer cut and more efficiently
  4. Thanks Frosty. I used the roller chain as a adjustable hanger for the forge in case I go do a demo or something with the ground a tad unlevel I could adjust it a little by pushing up or down on the front, Not much wiggle room anymore after it was all tied together. My original design was to have it fairly easy to disassemble into 3 or 4 pieces so it could be a little more portable than my big forge. I need to go back and make sure it will all still come apart as i had planned. The damper was actually a OEM part going to my turbo on my 2008 Ram 3500 cummins truck . It was originally e
  5. Hi Guys and Gals Now that most of the swelling has gone down and my cast is off I figured I would post a forge build that I did a couple months back. After trying to forge weld Damascus billets in a big ribbon burner forge I decided It would save me tons of money on propane if I built one that was 1/4 of its size. I wanted something kinda unique , something different than anything else i have seen so i started digging through all of my scrapyard junk putting random pieces of car parts together. I had a couple old party balloon helium tanks laying around that would be about
  6. Good morning guys, sorry if I was a little unclear in my original post. First of all to the question about free or selling videos. Absolutely free as long as you can get on youtube. also I was not wanting to use your actual picture or videos , It was more for tips or new ideas to include in me making tooling in my shop. I started almost 21 years ago with a wheelbarrow tub and a hairdryer for a charcoal forge, and of coarse the infamous RR track anvil. In those 21 years I have learned many cool little tricks from old timers and i'm sure you guys have too, I'd like to shar
  7. Good day fellow smiths I am researching dies, tooling, jigs, etc. for hydraulic presses for the purpose of creating a video about making and using said tooling. Looking through post , pictures and videos I have found a few scattered bits of info , But not a great source that goes into detail like I think would be helpful to people. My intentions are to have a video with a general overview of different types of tooling and there purpose, maybe a few safety tips or do's and don'ts Then have a series of videos making and using each of the dies, tooling etc. I know from
  8. Thanks for your reply Chris. I think you are correct about keeping them separate , I have plenty of room in my shop so why not have both. A friend of mine told me that I could come did through his heavy equipment scrap pile to see if I can find anything useful for making things in my shop, Here are the pictures he sent me.... (i'm probably gonna need the gooseneck)
  9. Thanks JHCC I did read the READ THIS FIRST info Hope I didnt miss anything important that will get me lashes . The Marco post you metion is actually one of the 7,289 post and pictures that I have looked at that inspired this new project. Very good info in that one. Thanks for your reply. Clint
  10. Hello guys, This is my first time posting although I spend roughly 15-20 hrs per week browsing the forum because my job is equipment maintenance in a automotive factory. So i can sit in my area and browse around the web while equipment is running good. First off , Thank you to the people that spend so much time posting projects and information and most importantly guidance to people of all levels of knowledge so that they may be more proficient at whatever it is that there heart desires. A little background on me , I have been a knife maker for almost 20 years now, mostly
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