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Phil Patrick

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    Sheet metal worker

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  1. When I am welding on my workbench or table, I will pin the lead, or oxy/actel lines between my hip and the edge of the table. This way, I am not supporting all that weight. Also, when I am done, I just step away and let it drop to the floor.
  2. The easy answer is that one must wait 9000 years b4 attempting sword manufacture.
  3. Fantastic info! I will keep everyone posted as this project matures.
  4. Glenn, Trust me, I have no intention whatsoever of moving forward without sorting out all the fine details. I rigged and moved machinery for the last 15 years and saw too much shoddy equipment and gear to satisfy me. This project is not for faint of heart. I just need a few more details to finalize my plans. Also, these are not going to be sold to an unwary public. My father and I are building him a horse barn, timber framed. I need some specific rigging to effect some of lifts when we raise it. This will be the second full barn we have done and are refining some of our techniques.
  5. Looking for a nice picture or photo of a sheet iron pot, circa 1820-1840. This will be for some western fur trade people. At the very least some starting dimensions to go by would also be very helpful. As usual thank you very much!
  6. Does anyone here about have any good photos or info on the construction of wooden block and tackle? (aka snatch blocks to some). I have an opening to make quite a few but I am still sorting out a few details. Goals: Wooden body. Wooden sheeves Steel hooks and appropriate tackle. Any help will be appreciated!!!
  7. A little off topic, but somewhat interesting. The company I work for manufactures brake presses. We use what is called a planetary roller screw for each side of the ram of the press brake to drive it down. It gives us quite a bit of available tonnage, plus a very quick cycle of the machine.
  8. Wow. I cannot believe I just read through all of the newest posts to this stupid thread. For crying out loud. 1) who cares? 2) who cares? 3) who cares? OK, we have established that trying to cut a stone with a sword, dagger, razor blade, nail clippers, sheep shear and any other edged THING mostly likely will not work and does not merit any more effort. Also, we has established there might be some misinformation to the providence of the tungsten sword. It also falls under the heading of who cares. I call shenanigans on the whole thread and am sorry I have even bothered stopping by.
  9. Wow,, I had no idea that this thread would grow to such size! There has been a lot of nice info posted here!!
  10. Another nice little tool to make to sell as plunder is a folding ladle for melting lead. I make a hand full of those every year. You can knock them out pretty quick, and with a little imagination can look pretty spiffy. I can get between 10 and 20 bucks a piece for those little beauties. If you look around you can see alot of nice examples. Keep your powder dry!
  11. Be carefull Dave, all shipwrecks in Erie are historical sites and you can get in ALOT of trouble for taking stuff off of them. I have dove on three around Kelly's Island and it was a blast.
  12. LOL Jeff. That's pretty funny. I had a vision of you with a giant crowbar yanking the darn things out.
  13. Lindsay books has a book on making homemade crucibles. I am not sure if they are intended for that kind of hard service however. I am inclined to think no.
  14. Calamari,,,,,,,, nom nom nom nom nom nom nom
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