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About keithgartner

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    Steelville, Missouri
  • Biography
    ABANA, BAM, Member
  • Interests
    Smithing, Rendesvous, Hunting, Shooting
  • Occupation
    Refrigeration Mechanic

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  1. keithgartner

    Show me your anvil

    Here is a 1906,80 pound Fisher. I welded it and flattened it backout.
  2. keithgartner

    Not smithy related, but what is it?

    No, Dave the blade doesn't. I'm still che cking all sort of tool sites, hobby sites, and tattoing no avail.
  3. This was brought into the local coffee shop, the other day. We passed it around the table, and got more confused by the minute. Heard it was a tatoo needle, wood gouge, medical instrament......... It's made of Stainless steel.
  4. keithgartner

    A bone-headed mistake!

    That looks like a bronze gear. Why not try to straighten it?
  5. keithgartner

    Finding someone

    Hell'o from Steelville, MO, 1 1/2 hour southwest of St. Louis. If you would edit your profile as to your location, we would know your location. 15 minutes Northeast of St. Louis would be 45 minutes farther from me than, 15 minutes Southwest of St. Louis. There are blacksmiths, that I know in St. Louis, Fenton, High Ridge, Washington, Desoto, Old Mines, in Missouri. Granite City, Beleville, Pickneyville, in Illinois. Any of us would be willing to help you. Keith
  6. keithgartner

    Help Making 3 leg Candle holders

    Curly George had some in the Gallery, with some instruction.
  7. keithgartner

    Beginner help

    SIU-E, has both, credit and non credit, artist blacksmiting classes. We have a Hammer-in at Trying-it's smithy in August, in Picneyville, IL. Welcome to IFI, looking forward to hearing from you. Keith
  8. keithgartner

    Split Crosses

    Thank's for an excellent demo/tutorial. I knew the concept, but forgot the dimensions. I made a Spike cross, as Shown by, "Marksnagle".
  9. keithgartner

    australian forge

    Interesting, thanks for posting, fellas. Keith
  10. keithgartner

    Stan (trying-it)

    Great news, glad you are resting at home! It's baby steps now for a little while, getting stronger a little at a time. Take care, give my best to Clara, see you soon. Keith
  11. keithgartner

    Stan (trying-it)

    Thank you Kyle, for the updates. It's great to hear my friend is on the mend! After the pain of recovery & rehab, I'm not sure how any of us will keep up with a "healthy Stan".
  12. keithgartner

    Stan (trying-it)

    Been praying, hoping, crossing fingers. I haven't been able to get online due too last Sunday's tornado. But I'll be checking often now. I want to visit in person, when you're ready Stan, but I don't want to take up family time.
  13. keithgartner

    My Shop

    And such a nice floor it is! :D
  14. keithgartner

    What diameter chimney pipe for a forge?

    Your 8" will probably work but that would be the minimum. Personally I would use 12". Length of flue ( the higher the better), height of hood over fire come into play, don't put a damper, low smokey fire is heaver thus draws less. Here look at these.