Glenn

It followed me home

Recommended Posts

Then I would have to sell him a forge and blower, those are my toys now. He is already pulled in so many directions he doesn't know if he's coming or going.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's when you say to them: "I'll buy it from you for a couple of hundred and if you get ready to need it I'll sell it to you at the same price!"

You get to use it and for some strange mysterious reason; having an anvil seems to make the second anvil show up a lot easier than the first----perhaps a "decoy" effect?

Old Files: I always look for the OLD black diamond files, (the ones before they are stamped Nicholson), as they were 120 points C and so help juice up a billet that trends low. At some point Nicholson went back to around 100 points and I don't have a field method of telling one from another save for the earlier marking style.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

First fire in the forge that followed me home the other day. The depression for the tuyere lent it's self nicely for a side blast bowl I had welded up awhile back. 

IMG_20190907_085432473_HDR.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice job Laynne, it's very blacksmitherly to adapt whatever's at hand to a job and you've put a nice bit of polish on it.  How is the hood and stack at drawing the smoke?

Frosty The Lucky.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It does a pretty decent job. One puff made my eyes water during six hours today. I will eventually replace the eight inch pipe with ten. I will almost always make do with what I have for as long as I can. I have been called tight, I say frugal.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lower the hood by 1/2 the distance it is above the fire now. Leave it high enough to sight past the edge of the hood and still see things.

Make a shield or wall to run around the hood so you have a working area and the shield or wall blocks any unneeded air from entering the hood opening. This makes the hood pull the smoke and exhaust from the fire, not the room.

Little things sometimes make a large difference.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Didn't really follow me home, but I did go to the freight company to pick this up.  Can't wait to get it plugged in and running.

gfwkLS0.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Chris The Curious said:

That's gonna make your knifemaking a whole lot of accurate.

Thanks, Chris.  That's the hope anyway.  A little intimidated by the TAP controller (having been weaned before computers), but excited to get it programmed for all HT processes.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Don’t fret; it’s just like setting the clock on your VCR. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Glenn said:

Make a shield or wall to run around the hood so you have a working area and the shield or wall blocks any unneeded air from entering the hood opening. This makes the hood pull the smoke and exhaust from the fire, not the room.

I will give the enclosure a try. The hood is set at a height that I can just see the far side of the fire when I am at the blower. Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Arrived in the mail today, a new motor for The Pressciousss. We now have the same power as before, but a little more than twice the speed. 

D233F2C4-1792-455E-8650-6B06EBD06B6F.jpeg

(Note: the advertising copy said it was reversible, but the enclosed documentation said it wasn’t. Fortunately, it was already set up to rotate in the proper direction.)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This didn’t exactly follow me home — at least not recently. I was working on The Pressciouss yesterday and noticed a loud rattle coming from inside the hydraulic fluid reservoir. Some careful shaking and gentle manipulation, and this emerged:

2424E281-E526-4A9F-B167-DE838CF7E1F3.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, I've been watching this thread, JHCC.  I should have been more specific.  What I meant was I'm anxious to see the press when you get it finished and its working.  I appreciate projects like this one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, JHCC said:

Some careful shaking and gentle manipulation, and this emerged:

How long did you look for it before buying another one? :blink: That's probably what the mech. working on it did when s/he lost that screw back when. Heck it might have come with it from the factory, though I doubt it, that one has wear on it so it's been screwed into something long enough to wear the original patina / plating. 

How's it coming John?

Frosty The Lucky.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When I worked for a Cadillac dealer in the '70s, an Eldorado came into the shop with a complaint of a rattle & clunking sound. The service department finally found out the source of the noise. It was a 1 inch steel ball bearing rolling back & forth in the passenger side frame rail. The only way that could have gotten in there was when the car was on the assembly line at the factory. Someones idea of a practical joke on a Friday.:)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Frosty said:

How long did you look for it before buying another one? 

 Now that I think of it, you had recommended that I check the hydraulic system for debris….

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 hours ago, JHCC said:

Don’t fret; it’s just like setting the clock on your VCR. 

Thanks, but not much help.  Haven't had a TV (or VCR) for the past 14 years.....No 10 year-olds nearby either.  I'll figure it out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You get the word out and use the TPAAAT, sometimes stuff doesn't just follow you home but starts showing up at your doorstep. Big box of "stainless" silverware wound up in my shop. Many metal sculptural uses for this stuff. Time to get serious with some other projects I've had in mind for silverware. Birds, dragons, reptiles, insects, etc. 

20190908_163853.thumb.jpg.4150e81f3d0e6bf7e37ec5441610e070.jpg

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.