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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 »


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 »

Foot powered forge blower? rating: 5

I am looking for a picture or drawings for a foot powered forge blower. When in Prague in 1999 we saw one at a festival in the old town area, but I didn't get a picture of it. The blacksmit... 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 »

W1 vs 1095? rating: 5

While looking in Machinery’s Handbook for the “difference” between W1 and 1095 steels, I realized that the “Letter Symbol” AISI/SAE classification system for tool steels didn’t appear until its n... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Welding equip want to add mig/fluxcore capability rating: 5

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 »

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