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  1. A collection of improvised anvils

    Power hammer ram....
  2. Saw this and thought it had some interesting power and hand hammers in it.
  3. I noticed that too about the hearing protection, maybe they only hired the deaf.....
  4. Removing chrome plate from copper

    The shop that I worked at made electrical connectors, and many were nickel plated..
  5. Refflinghaus or Ridgid ?

    Here is another outlet. I have a 125# JHM Journeyman, and it is a nice anvil.
  6. It followed me home

    Stitch, I have never seen a rounded jackhammer bit like those, where are they used? I agree that the tops look like tooling/stakes to me. Lop them off and sell them.
  7. Removing chrome plate from copper

    A plating shop would be my first choice. They can deplate as well as plate items.
  8. It followed me home

    Naw, I have a dumb phone, and I need a new cable for my tablet. It looks like a standard horse drawn plow minus the rear handles. It looks very similar to this one I found on the net.
  9. It followed me home

    Went garage saleing after work and picked up some goodies, but I have a question about one of them. I picked up a single plow that would be drug by a beastly critter. It was a lawn ornament obviously from the rust. My question is, what other uses would the old plow blade be good for, any idea on the alloy(s) used? The share is almost gone, and I may strip it off and use the beam for something else.
  10. Removing chrome plate from copper

    Chrome is also porous, the nickel under it seals it. The copper is used to smooth it out, the nickel over it seals it and the chrome adds the shine.
  11. I had not heard of the controversy, but I could see it happening in today's world....
  12. Damascus vs pattern welded

    Damascus is made in Damascus Syria. Like champagne can only be called champagne if it is made in Champagne France, otherwise it is sparkling wine. Tequila from Tequila Mexico, or it is a mescal.
  13. Another thing to watch with auction is forgetting to add on the tax and buyer's premium if there is one. Those can add 25% to the bid price. Hmmm, you dig out the anvil, and you don't want it because of unseen issues. I would make sure it got put back at the bottom of the pile and the scrap put back on top it.
  14. Swage Block Substitute

    I have also used my post vise for punching because I can adjust the width to match the part.
  15. Removing chrome plate from copper

    I'm with Steve. I am thinking that since it is copper that it is either nickel or silver plated buss bar out of an electrical panel. The CNC machines I worked on had nickel plated buss bars on the Fanuc drives.
  16. Where to get square/round stock

    If the copper is buss bars it may be nickel or silver plate
  17. Portable Blacksmith shop

    I can see 9800 on the truck. My 2001 Dodge is an extended cab 4x4 dually 6spd with a Cummins and it is 8,000# empty. The 6 speed transmission alone is 350# with a 100# transfer case hung onto it.
  18. Question about this knife

    Looks like it is covered with some of the wood finish used on the handle. Many of those will have a golden hue.
  19. Seeking advice on a forge for art work

    Have you looked into induction heaters with a pancake coil? That may be the way to go for art pieces that can easily exceed the opening size of a gas forge once they start getting bent, and formed. Remember that whatever you want to make has to fit in the forge after being shaped unless you can get it done in one heat.
  20. Where to get square/round stock

    Check to see if you have any screw machine shops around. The one I worked at generated bar ends that were 7"-12" long by the ton. We did mostly electrical connectors so mostly copper and brass with some beryllium copper tossed in-easy to spot due to the color difference, along with some stainless, titanium, aluminum, and steels.
  21. What Did You do in the Shop Today?

    JHCC, what about a ceramic tube or roof tile for the air delivery. May take the heat better.
  22. Where to get square/round stock

    If you have a forge, and an anvil, you can make a hot cut.
  23. I would also suggest that you keep the fork under 400F to maintain the factory heat treating. The manufacturers that got back with me said that they use 4XXX series steels like 4140 to make the tines. I would say leave it as a block, and make a stand that it can be rotated / tilted, etc so you can use all of the sides if need be. Make a portable hole, or use a vise to hold the bottom tools.
  24. What Did You do in the Shop Today?

    Das, that meat hook could be an interesting tool hanger.
  25. Where to get square/round stock

    If you are forging, stock can be cut with a hot cut. Bolt cutters work for smaller diameters - I have some that will do 1/2" easy enough. Check to see if you have a rebar supplier. A friend got some of the soft iron "wire" that is used to hold the big bundles together, and it was around 1/4" or 5/16" in diameter. They just cut it off and scrap it, so he got it for free.