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2 hours ago, seldom (dick renker) said:

I once worked for a college in maint. dept.. They never had time to do it right but plenty of time to do it over and over.:P

Sounds like a GVT job to me.

Thanks for the good hearty laugh John, "Poindextrose" is now a part of Frosty's extensive vocabulary! Isn't the other one "Quenchtosterone"?

Frosty The Lucky.

 

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Quench-Testosterone. Yes, I free-associate stuff in my head all the time. Poindextrose is not original, it came from a cartoon called "Dexter's Lab".

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"Remember: Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward. If you fail the test chances are you won't be around for the lesson."

Woody

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Solid fuel forges are just holes in the ground at a more comfortable height. Sure folk get fancy and make the holes out of steel, cast iron, brick or stone masonry, field stone and mud, adobe or whatever but at heart it's just a fire place. All it does is hold a fire and allow you to direct a controlled volume of air into the fuel. Frosty the Lucky

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BE DECISIVE ..  Make a decision ..  The world is full of flat squirrels who could not make a decision. 

Forge on and make beautiful things 

Jim

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Not quite like my Great Great Great Great Grandfathers Axe that we still have and are still using to this day----we're replaced the handle 16 times and the head 5 times....   Thomas Powers

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Learning from other people's mistakes is so much less work.  Frosty the Lucky

 

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10 hours ago, Ironhorse07 said:

We're going to keep fixing it til it's broke.

The version of that I know is "if it ain't broke, fix it until it is!"

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Recipe for tongs: 1 part forging, 10 parts patience, 100 parts refinement.

By then you probably have bad looking tongs... Time to do it all over AGAIN 

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Blacksmiths recycled before recycling was *cool*!  Thomas Powers

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"My abilities aren't limited to your superstitions" Steve Sells

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IForgeIron is not the safety police, YOU ARE !! We do not give safety tests, life does. Fortunately many of the tests are not pass fail, but the test results can be more permanent than tattoos.

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pneumonia is nature's way of telling us to slow down.

SLAG.

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Just ran across this saying;    "There are those who look at things the way they are and ask why ... I dream of things that never were and ask why not?" — Robert F. Kennedy

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"You've gotta have a little bit of talent and a whole lot of determination"
-Darren Berreclothe

Sounds like blacksmithing to me (grin)

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6 hours ago, Buzzkill said:

“There never was a good knife made of bad steel.”

-Benjamin Franklin

"Hey, Ben! Check out this cool knife I made from a railroad spike!"

- Thomas Jefferson

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5 hours ago, JHCC said:

"Hey, Ben! Check out this cool knife I made from a railroad spike!"

- Thomas Jefferson

What's a rail road spike?

Ben Franklin

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"Lots of men play sports, but blacksmithing is a real man's hobby." -- Alexander Weygers

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3 hours ago, annealarmstrong said:

Forging iron is easier than forging friendships.

Anneal Armstrong

True enough.  Bringing someone up to welding heat and smacking him with a hammer rarely results in a lasting friendship.

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1 minute ago, Buzzkill said:

True enough.  Bringing someone up to welding heat and smacking him with a hammer rarely results in a lasting friendship.

True but you don't get return complaints either.

Frosty The Lucky.

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