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  1. I rarely make tools. I really needed this one. I enjoyed it. Made from 1/2" mild steel bar. Length 16". To bend stock up to 7/16". The hole was slit and drifted to receive a 5/16" tenon on the 1/2" leg.
  2. I've scoured for answers and found one that seems reasonable, but I thought I would run it past you guys before committing to it. Long story short, I'm building a water wall to drown out the noise of loud neighbors. I made a newbie design error and need to fix things up. I figured that since most blacksmiths weld, but not all welders smith, this was the place to seek wise counsel: The contraption is made from 1x1x1/8" angle. Imagine a 24" deep x 24" tall x 8' wide planter/reservoir and then the wall runs up 7'-6" from the top of the planter. The wall section is three sections, roughly equal in width. The front and side panels of the planter and the middle section of wall have 18 gauge sheet steel stitch welded into place. The other panels will have plywood and on the wall, some light gauge mesh. So when I was pulling it out of the garage today to flip it around I decided to stand it up. Oh dear it is big! While I'm not worried about the wind (it's have about 25 cubic feet of water in the bottom, those angles that are the wall sure looked wonky - not quite spaghetti, but some additional support is needed. So, I'm thinking of adding a 24" radius arc to join the wall and the planter on either side. This should help stiffen up the front to back. I was thinking about cross bracing the back for side to side. Here is the hot metal part: I read about a method of bending the steel around a double 3/4" plywood jig. Sounds like a good idea, but for the fire hazard. Anyone used this method of have a simple method? I will need 4 of these pieces. And I'd like them to look the same! Thanks for your input Aaron
  3. Everyone out there @ IFI, I'm new to the forum. I really could use some technical advice regarding the Victor 315 FC torch handle, 6-MFA tip I'm using with it, and the Smith gasaver (WDW 101) the torch is connected to. The longest I've been able to keep it running with out a flashback is about 3 1/2 months. I've had to send the torch in for service 3 times in 12 mo (clogged flashback arrestors). It's getting expensive and frustrating. The gasaver is compatible with acetylene. A blacksmith I know, who uses an 8 MFA tip with his gasaver, recommended setting the oxygen at 40psi. This worked for awhile until another flashback occurred. I've included a link to a video of the torch stand. Students use this piece of equipment so it is spring loaded- it cant be left running unattended. Is using a gasaver in conjunction with a heating torch tempermental? Should I not let students set up and shut down the station? I would greatly appreciate any suggestions, recommendations, and shared experiences any of you may have. Sincerely, Evertt Here is the link to the 1 minute video:
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