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About Welshj

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    Wauseon, Ohio USA
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    Different and old cars, guns, woodworking, vinyl stickers, oh- and metalworking of all kinds.

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  1. Really frosty? again you've got me checking things out with all these ideas. 80% of the ink in my skin was put there myself. Now I'm gonna have to go dig out my gun, and some old needles. They're all stainless needles... they might be tough enough.
  2. Like jhcc recommended- id round those handles scales a little more, make it a much comfortable grip. You could cheat if you have access to a sandblasting cabinet, or hand held blaster... make a mask for it, blast the artwork and then paint it. Call it... modernized scrimshaw.
  3. I remember it from hand to hand combat training... ft Knox ky. My senior drill instructor- "There's 14.7lbs of atmospheric pressure on every square inch of the human body right now... which coincidentally- is the amount required to properly crush the human larynx." I never challenged him on that knowledge...lol.
  4. Thats just my current house gas setup for propane furnace... to give an idea. The tank regulator is considered the high pressure regulator for heating. Lol.. Wc here is in inches for residential.
  5. May or may not have guages on bigger tank regulators. Mine does not- pressure is engraved on the bodies. Just got home... walked out to see. High pressure on the tank, and low pressure at the house-
  6. Could be ounces, could be bars, or could be water columns for the low pressure. I've honestly never messed with a household tank other than shutting the gas off. Even my own! I've replaced and re-ran plenty of lines from the house regulator in. We usually tested around 3 wc? pressure here for furnaces. If memory serves, its been a couple years. Now you've got me thinking to go check mine at home. I need to anyways- the wife wants to know what the percentage is left in it, so we can order a fill or not. (She's about 2ft too short to check it. Lol)
  7. I was thinking outer layer against the shell, then 8# inner layer might work?
  8. Was going to look that up glenn- thank you. I'm aware that 8# was the recommendation. But for free, I wasn't going to turn it down lol...
  9. Yessir, but the line from the tank is already in place. He's trying to come down from a previously installed 1-1/2" in-building pipe to a propane regulator. If I read correctly. The older houses in this area commonly used 1" to 1-1/2" lines for gas. Now, they're 3/4" black iron, or 3/4" flexible line. Forget the brand name right now... The tank will already have a high pressure regulator on it, and then a low pressure at the building. Bypassing the low pressure, and putting a 0-30 regulator in could get him situated. Am I reading right? The other possibility would be findi
  10. And that... in it's basest form- is a useful tool. Your first fire rake.
  11. nope, detail is pertinent information sometimes. Case hardening is a totally different process, and the minute that you heated it to non magnetic all the way through... case hardening would have been pretty much destroyed anyways. This is similar to quenching and hardening a blade, then reheating it to fix a warp in it. You remove the hardening by heating it to non magnetic again. You can then hammer it, bend it... reheat, and requench it to harden. Tempering, to me... in layman's terms is annealing. But at a much more controlled, longer process. Annealing is heating the me
  12. I concur with frosty's advice... But being devils advocate here has me thinking that as many people as there are that have built a propane forge- from a propane tank... there has to be hundreds of unused tank valves laying around like shown in your picture. Fine thread pipe fitting into the valve, out to the regulator, into your forge. This would give you an additional shut off inside in your work area as well.
  13. I'll take the blame there Mikey- as it was my suggestion to do so. So I apologize. Steve merely agreed and followed up on that request. As I stated when I suggested it, there was alot of merit in that twist of the thread. Between the excellent, more technical information you posted... (I learned a few things I didn't know about tools ive used for decades) and our battle scar stories... I thought it should probably not be buried in a thread that was relatively off topic to that part of the discussion. It was/is important info- and should be easier to find. I still have yet to mak
  14. Went with a buddy to help tow a car home he'd bought. Met a pretty cool gentleman that owned the shop the car was stored in. He had a roll of 6# ceramic wool... pretty fair amount. Asked him what he was doing with it, if he'd part with it and how much he'd want. His answer was-"throw it in your truck... you'll use it before i will." Free bonus!!!
  15. Sgt- ditto to what frosty said! Thank you for your service. I'm alot farther away than I'd hoped to extend an invitation to come play in my work shed... sigh. I don't have alot, but have several hammers and tongs you could have beat some steel on the anvil with to see what you might like. I'm jealous that your boy wants to learn, and you get to have that fun with him! thats awesome! Congrats on starting your journey.
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