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Acronym: an abbreviation formed from the initial letters of other words and can be pronounced as a word.

 

55 Forge A solid fuel forge constructed from a 55 gallon metal drum

 

A2 air hardening steel, ASE name

ASO Anvil Shaped Object

AWS American Welding Society

 

BLEVE- boiling liquid expanding vapor explosion

 

CR or CRS  cold rolled steel

 

DCEP (DC+) Direct Current Electrode Positive, welding rod

DCEN (DC-) Direct Current Electrode Negative, welding rod

 

FPM Feet Per Minute

 

GMAW gas metal arc welding, wire feed welding

GTAW Gas tungsten arc welding

GTTS Go To The Source

 

HC High Carbon, content of carbon in steel, expressed as a percnet

HF Harbor Freight

HR or HRS hot rolled steel

HT Heat Treating

 

IFI IForgeIron

 

JABOD Just a Box of Dirt

 

KSO Knife Shaped Object

 

MIG metal inert gas, wire feed welding

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NA Normally Aspirated, air intake associated with gas forges. Also known as Naturally aspirated. 

NARB Normally Aspirated Ribbon Burners, gas forges. Also known as Naturally aspirated. 

 

OHIO  Only Handle It Once 

OP Original Poster

 

PIF pay if forward

PPE Personal Protection Equipment

Porta-BOD Portable Box Of Dirt, solid fuel forge

 

RPM Revolutions Per Minute

 

SMAW shielded metal arc welding, electric welding

SSO Sword Shaped Object

 

TIG tungsten inert gas arc welding

TPAAAT Thomas Powers Applied Anvil Acquisition Technique

 

W1/W2 water hardening steel, SAE name 

Welding Rod Numbers The “E” indicates an arc welding electrode. The first two digits of a 4-digit number and the first three digits of a 5-digit number stand for tensile strength. The next to last digit indicates position. So, “1” stands for an all position electrode, “2” for a flat and horizontal electrode, and “4” for a flat, horizontal, vertical down and overhead electrode. The last two digits specify the type of coating and the welding current

WI Wrought Iron

 

We will try to keep the list in alphabetical order for ease of use. If you see any more, please post them so we can add them to the list. The post will then be taken off line in order to keep the list and thread clean and to the point.

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On 8/25/2018 at 1:43 PM, Glenn said:

NA Normally Aspirated, air intake associated with gas forges 

NARB Normally Aspirated Ribbon Burners, gas forges

Glenn,

I seem to be confused, (normal) about NA and NARB. In the Abbreviations above shows "N" to represent "Normally".

I have seen this usually used as "naturally" aspirated.

Are these terms interchangeable?

George

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Yes.

Similar to  cars, a naturally aspirated engine, sometimes known as a normally aspirated engine, is an internal combustion engine in which oxygen intake depends solely on atmospheric pressure and does not rely on forced induction through a turbocharger or a supercharger.

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