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  1. Do you have any chisels? A chisel can remove more metal faster than a file to rough it down.
  2. I have. It looks cool though...
  3. At those prices I would consider a new anvil. I have a 125# JHM, and they are a good anvil. I agree with Thomas, the most i have paid for bottom tools is $3 ea. and I have a pile of them. If you have a forklift fork, you have a real anvil, just not a London pattern one.
  4. Now you have forges to trade for maybe an anvil......
  5. LBS, did the fullering change the ring tone at all from one that was not fullered down?
  6. I have one of those, but I did not get the side unit. I have heard that they are gas hogs, and mine is going to end up as a "mailbox" at the end of my driveway.
  7. My friend Franceso Musci (known on here as Zanshin) will be on tomorrow's episode. Now I need to find someone with a TV to watch the episode.....I shut mine off around 9 years ago.
  8. Also look into this product
  9. Brownell's has blueing information too.
  10. The forklift manufacturers I contacted reported back with 4340-4140. I believe it may be on a sticky here somewhere. Some of the new forks are stamped with the alloy, look them over close.
  11. There are videos of openers that do a whole case at a time- they resemble the old ice cube tray divider/ videos of 100+ ways to open a bottle of beer without a bottle opener.
  12. I would be leery of a cannon with 5mm walls. I have see thicker ones come apart with disastrous effects. The CZ26 has a 40mm tube with I believe 4mm walls. They are one piece tubes with some swaged and machined features.
  13. Notownkid, are those welded in, or is it a cast iron layout table? EDE, the "jack" motor method requires another 3 phase motor that is as big, or bigger than the one to be run. You connect the 220V single phase through that motor and continue on to the one you want to run. To start, you pull start the jack motor with a cord around the shaft, then turn the power on. The motor will stay running, and then you just turn on the machinery you want to use normally. You only get 2/3 output due to only having 2 hot legs instead of three. So a 3hp motor will give you 2hp output.
  14. A bandsaw wouldn't cut those. Only 1/8"? They are thinner than I was expecting. The ones I have seen were 1/4".
  15. I would bolt/clamp the rail. That way the rail can be removed if you need to use the other surfaces and edges for a project. There is a video of a guy in Haiti? using rail to make charcoal ovens. He uses all of the surfaces for different parts of the oven.