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Advice for novice


November 24, 2016, 10:52 am

Hi to all, I'm asking for advice in order to start working on metals. Any idea will be much appreciated, from necessary tools to equipment etc etc. Regards Read more »

Is this a dormant news group ? not anything since March really.


August 28, 2016, 2:11 am

Hope someone is out there - Likely now in blogs and out of Usenet. Newer generation likes pictures and such with everything. This is text. Martin Read more »

Welding equip want to add mig/fluxcore capability


March 8, 2016, 5:54 am

I'll apologize in advance for being somewhat vague about what I'm after. And probably for using more verbosity than is really necessary. A first word about my experience: 35 yrs of all kinds of w... Read more »

Where to buy WS-Patina paint in USA or Canada?


December 23, 2015, 3:22 am

Hi All, I need to buy the WS-Patina paint in USA or Canada, or any internet suppliers that can ship to USA or Canada. It is a German company http://www.ws-lackchemie.de/2012-03-28-15-21-28/ws-pati... Read more »

little giant serial number


October 26, 2015, 12:57 am

I just bought a 25# little giant trip hammer. Where would I find the serial number? Read more »

Gotta give a head's up to this gal...


April 10, 2015, 10:08 pm

...for one of the most cool web site home pages. There ought to be music going for the scene...and, the Gal is a terrific artist. http://www.slmetalworks.com/index.html Best regards, Bert -- M... Read more »

Smelting


April 7, 2015, 12:40 am

Don't know if anyone reading here is as fascinated with making their own raw iron as I am, but if so, check this out: https://sites.google.com/site/earlyirongroup/ It's not often that Sauder or th... Read more »

countertop aluminum foundry


November 1, 2014, 12:16 am

Hi guys, Long time lurker, very infrequent poster. Let me introduce myself. I'm John DeArmond, Chief Engineer for http://www.fluxeon.com, a company that manufactures low cost induction heaters... Read more »

Lost, then found.


October 12, 2014, 2:39 am

Somehow my news reader decided to vanish acb, removed it from list of subscribed groups. Happened to a couple of others with more traffic, too. Huh. gnus isn't s'posed to do that. Looks like tr... Read more »

Made this Blacksmith anvil round table. Comments?


March 29, 2014, 12:09 pm

I made this round anvil table. Made of a piece of 3 thickness steel with holes drilled around the perimeter. (this is a blind flange) The holes could be useful for hanging tongs etc. http://www.ma... Read more »

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Champion Forge Blower Motor Rheostat rating: 5

The rheostat was messed up on a Champion Forge blower, so it had two speeds. Off and On. First day at school was not nice, with poor coal and no low speeds...pop corn from the fire all over the pla... Read more »

RailRoad Spikes - What can I make? rating: 5

This is a multi-part message in MIME format. _NextPart_000_005A_01C44B17.C8033180-- Read more »

Large propane tank for BBQ pit rating: 5

I just acquired a large propane tank that I plan to turn into a BBQ pit, any safe suggestions on how to cut it, the tank has had propane in it for twenty years. I have been told by one person that y... Read more »

Bloom iron rating: 5

In the latest issue of ABANA's publication The Anvil's Ring (Volume 39/Number 3/Spring 2011, pages 32-35) a fellow by the name of Lee Sauder Being a novice at blacksmithing, I'd never heard of bloo... Read more »

Garage door springs steel, what to do? rating: 5

Hi all, I have a couple of garage door springs. They are about 5/16 round (I haven't actually measured, but that is what I recall). Being that this is spring steel I have been trying to think of ... Read more »

Galvanized hood for gas forge exhaust? rating: 5

Hi. I am going to be installing my gas forge in my shop (walk out, unfinished basement), and I am planning on having an exhaust fan in a hood to suck out the exhaust/gases. I was wondering about us... Read more »

FRANK DEAN, the Rodmell blacksmith, died on Monday 27 7 04 rating: 5

I never knew Frank as well as I should have, I studied his evening classes at Plumptom College for only two terms. Even more than the considerable amount of information that he taught was the enthusi... Read more »

Questions about anatomy of the anvil rating: 5

What is the table of the anvil traditionally used for?.. And, why is the heel on an italian style anvil designed the way it is. That is, what is traditional purpose of this V shaped heel? And, is the... Read more »

Treadle hammers rating: 5

Hello All I am planning on building a treadle hammer. I have go the clay Spencer plans and have had a good look at them as a starting point. I have built a small power hammer. http://myweb.absa.co.... Read more »

Tempering quench recipe rating: 5

Caught a 'trailer' on a RFD channel horse show. It showed a blacksmith, (Dave Kramer) making a 'bow pin' out of 1/4 round stock. A bow pin is used to hold the bow on an oxen yoke up in place. More o... Read more »

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