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Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 08-13-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By Scratch
Thanks guys. Well most of you guys.... :)

Thanks guys. Well most of you guys....
:)
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 08-13-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By Scratch
Gotta question about coal

So I have a gas forge and a coal forge, and even with all the start up and smoke, I like the coal one better. I really like wood charcoal but it burns too fast and gets too expensive so I use...
Forum: Fabrication 08-04-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 897
Posted By Scratch
Nice! I have a 4'x6' piece of 1" steel for my...

Nice! I have a 4'x6' piece of 1" steel for my fab table and want to drill it out with 5/8" holes too, but it has a good sized bend in it and I'm not sure if I should just get another top or not...
...
Forum: Shop & Safety 07-28-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 948
Posted By Scratch
Congratulations! Must be very exciting!

Congratulations! Must be very exciting!
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-24-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 548
Posted By Scratch
I drain my fuel in the winter when I barely use...

I drain my fuel in the winter when I barely use it, but leave whatever bar oil in it. I store it on its side and it seems to leak less. I keep it on a specific shelf in my tool room with the...
Forum: Fabrication 07-23-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By Scratch
I guess you want the primary winding at the...

I guess you want the primary winding at the bottom of the base. The secondary winding is there. You need to pull the primary, then the secondary, then put the primary where the secondary was to get...
Forum: Fabrication 07-22-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By Scratch
DIY Magnetic Chucks

Yesterday, I heard a little about using microwave transformers to make a DIY magnetic chuck for grinding small parts so I did a little bit of research. I also removed the 3 transformers from my junk...
Forum: Fabrication 07-09-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,900
Posted By Scratch
The next pic is with the Flat Top all installed,...

The next pic is with the Flat Top all installed, and the fingers of the press brake put back on.

And the rest of them are as it sits in the press.

I can adjust the spacing of the Flat Top to...
Forum: Fabrication 07-09-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,900
Posted By Scratch
I still really like the Swag Off Road press...

I still really like the Swag Off Road press brake, but I find myself needing to bend either thin gauge steel or smaller pieces of steel so I was thinking about ordering their Flat Top adjustable...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 07-03-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By Scratch
Perfect, thanks. That's what I was thinking. ...

Perfect, thanks. That's what I was thinking. Not sure if this is from a smaller unit or what, but I'm gonna drill it out.
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 07-03-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By Scratch
Northern Tool compact bender question

So I received a used Northern Tool compact bender from a friend. It was missing some parts. The right angle been tool has me a little confused. All of the dies have holes that are large enough for...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 07-03-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 308
Posted By Scratch
Wanted: HF compact bender dies

A friend recently gave me one of those floor mounted compact bender from Harbor Freight or Northern tool. I've used it a little yesterday and it seems like it could be useful around the shop. Only...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 06-20-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 871
Posted By Scratch
Great looking knife! I hope to one day start...

Great looking knife! I hope to one day start making knives myself.
Great looking hook too! I may have to borrow that idea myself.
Forum: Fabrication 06-07-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 957
Posted By Scratch
So I was talking to my brother-in-law yesterday...

So I was talking to my brother-in-law yesterday who I do a lot of welding for and other random projects. I knew he had a few riding mowers, and at least one of them was broken, so I was hoping maybe...
Forum: Fabrication 05-27-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 957
Posted By Scratch
I don't need a shredder. All my trails are clear...

I don't need a shredder. All my trails are clear of saplings or anything that a weed eater can't handle. A standard mower will be perfect. I'd love to find like a 40"-ish mower deck and mount a...
Forum: Fabrication 05-27-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 957
Posted By Scratch
ATV trail mower

I have 2 miles of hilly hiking trails on my land, that I like to keep the weeds cut low enough so I can hike them when wearing shorts without worrying about ticks and Poison Oak. I usually wait...
Forum: Fabrication 05-22-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,900
Posted By Scratch
Well, we went and ordered a kit. I have no mill...

Well, we went and ordered a kit. I have no mill so making one myself would have been more difficult, plus... I only paid 150 for it since I split it with my brother. Got it welded up a few days...
Forum: Machining 05-22-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 746
Posted By Scratch
Nice! Railroad track is a great way to get...

Nice! Railroad track is a great way to get started in blacksmithing and see if you even like it, without spending a bunch of money on an anvil. If you have the time, tools, and desireā€¦ I'd suggest...
Forum: Fabrication 05-13-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,900
Posted By Scratch
Swag off-road press brake kit?

Swag off-road finger brake kit? Has anyone seen, used, or owned one of these swag off-road, press brake kits? I'm wondering how they work, and if they're worth it. It looks like they are able to bend...
Forum: Welding 04-19-2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 737
Posted By Scratch
No, even worse, didn't have the amperage turned...

No, even worse, didn't have the amperage turned up enough. :(

You know, the one control that could control how hot it gets...
Let me just quote my original post to show how stupid I am:


...
Forum: Welding 04-18-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 737
Posted By Scratch
It is set for DC. It only has a setting for...

It is set for DC. It only has a setting for Aluminum (AC) or steel (DC). This is one of the "simple" models. They tried to get rid of pretty much all controls to make it easier. I'm checking out...
Forum: Welding 04-18-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 737
Posted By Scratch
Diversion 180 help needed

I've TIG welded before but not much. My nephew broke a stainless bracket on his sailboat and asked if I could weld it for him. It's 3/16 stainless but I don't have a TIG welder. We have a friend...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-02-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 548
Posted By Scratch
The V grove is for cars or engines that need a...

The V grove is for cars or engines that need a belt. I had an RC gas car that had a belt accessible through the roll cage always loose around the engine pulley. You just pulled the belt up, tight...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 03-31-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 665
Posted By Scratch
I'm wanting to drill holes in metalwork like say...

I'm wanting to drill holes in metalwork like say furniture, then place a faux rivet head over the hole and plug weld it on for decorative purposes. I'd like the heads to be around 3/8" up to maybe...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 03-30-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 665
Posted By Scratch
WTB: Faux rivet heads for metalwork

Looking for rivets and rivet heads for blacksmithing and metal work. Round heads, pyramid heads, square heads, other shapes maybe...

I found a few places but wondering where some of you have...
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