Glenn

It followed me home

Recommended Posts

On 5/4/2019 at 6:46 PM, BIGGUNDOCTOR said:

Not blacksmithing related other than it is two and a half tons worth of steel and cast iron. 1956 Imperial

Too bad the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend just happened. My vote is for Rat Rod.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One of my coworkers brought these to me, 17 1/2" diameter.

IMG_20190506_113301854.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

More books. 

E4FA836E-DD14-44D4-96ED-3B447883A697.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ooooh more books. . . <sigh>

Frosty The Lucky.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Two more on the way; will post when they arrive.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One Christmas my wife asked me what she should get for me; I suggested that she get me a book from the Lindsay's Technical Books Catalog, and I marked a bunch of cheap ones that looked interesting.  She bought me all that I had marked!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Today’s installment:

B9F4AFEC-555F-4C26-8FEA-687B8C030029.jpeg

(The book, that is; the dog was already here.)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm sure the dog made a daily installment.

Frosty The Lucky.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He just wants to be loved. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Don't we all?

Frosty The Lucky.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not quite to the same pathetic degree as this one, I would hope. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If it's pathetic and it works it's not pathetic. Offer him a belly buffin from Frosty Please.

Frosty The Lucky.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Driving down our favorite path from town, my wife looked down and said, "There's a horse shoe".  I stopped and backed up to collect said shoe and discovered it's a two-fer.  Strange.  I never realized horses got retreads. 

Horseshoe Retread.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Actually per my reading the test for farrier for the US military used to include taking two worn out shoes and forge welding them together to make 1 good shoe; not quite as impressive as the guy who forgewelded baling wire into a shoe---but that wasn't on the test.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

These two are connected only by the nails that held them (not very firmly, I'd guess) on the horse.  No sign of welding, forge or otherwise.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Maybe the horse had one leg that was shorter than the others. Bet it had a real bad limp after it lost the shoes. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Uhhhhh, wasn't that Chevy Chase trimming a horse's hooves in a movie where he was living with the Amish?

Frosty The Lucky.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not sure. Cant seem to find anything. There was "for richer or pooer", with Tim Allen. Not sure if there was something like that in it. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Might be "funny farm" with Chevy Chase, but it's been so long since I've seen it I can't remember.

Maybe that shoe was for a tap dancing horse?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Woody harrelson King pin perhaps

Pnut (Mike)

He's told to remove the horses shoes and takes off the whole hoof 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

BINGO! 

I didn't think Chevy Chase's face quite fit but it could've fit one of the Vacation or Funny Farm movies.

Frosty The Lucky.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Stopped by the old stock supply today and while picking up some more bar stock i was given this. 1" x 1 1/2" x 14" ( or abouts 14") hunk of D-2. 

20190509_163744.thumb.jpg.a6a577a19b726d483a3e3b9be05077ed.jpg

I am thinking hardy tools, fullers, cone mandrel, etc. to use it for. Any yall ever use D-2 for tooling? It is a nice big hunk and i would like to figure something out with it. I tried to cut a piece and thought i was going to burn out my angle grinder. Pretty tough stuff. 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Read the official heat treat specs for it!  I know a fellow who used to make blades from it; but by stock removal and had a computerized electric inert atmosphere custom heat treat furnace to get the best from it. (Din't hurt that his father was a research metallurgist...)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.