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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-23-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By Matt Shade
I didn't watch the video but I can tell you that...

I didn't watch the video but I can tell you that my Dad uses the Stihl Moto Mix canned fuel for his string trimmer and chainsaw. He uses them very infrequently and probably only goes through 2 cans...
Forum: Welding 09-17-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 609
Posted By Matt Shade
You probably want to stick with blue but I have...

You probably want to stick with blue but I have been really happy with my lincolns and it looks like a 256 would be right in their ballpark at 250A/26V/40%. MSRP is about $2600. It is rated at 52...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-12-2020, 10:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By Matt Shade
With just the one picture my first thought is it...

With just the one picture my first thought is it reminds me of an emasculator/castration clamp like they use on horses and livestock.
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 08-31-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By Matt Shade
I missed the vise, that is a bit more tempting...

I missed the vise, that is a bit more tempting with the exchange rate but still outside of the budget for the moment. If horrible freight carried one all the important parts would be cast from pot...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 08-31-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By Matt Shade
Those prices are not exactly enticing but I am...

Those prices are not exactly enticing but I am glad to see stuff like that become more available. The only way to get stuff like that around me is to go to the horse shoeing supply house about 45 min...
Forum: Shop & Safety 08-06-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,207
Posted By Matt Shade
Everything looks awesome, glad its all coming...

Everything looks awesome, glad its all coming together for you :cool:
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 06-24-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,677
Posted By Matt Shade
The vertical set up like the one you linked makes...

The vertical set up like the one you linked makes it work a bit like a coal forge in that you can lay a piece across the firebox and heat just a section of it similar to the way you lay a piece in a...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 06-23-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,677
Posted By Matt Shade
I got to use a forge very similar to that in the...

I got to use a forge very similar to that in the welding lab at college. For some jobs they are really nice, for others they are just a pain in the ass. I have heard they are not very efficient to...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 06-21-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,677
Posted By Matt Shade
Fire brick is great for a floor, but it soaks up...

Fire brick is great for a floor, but it soaks up a lot of heat. If you want to be able to do quick projects or use the forge for simple bends when repairing stuff you might want to consider Kaowool...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 06-18-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 911
Posted By Matt Shade
There are some very old threads buried on here in...

There are some very old threads buried on here in regards to doing this for dump truck beds if my memory is working right. I will post a link if I come across them.

I think cracking is a bigger...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-08-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,087
Posted By Matt Shade
Really like how this is coming out so far:cool:

Really like how this is coming out so far:cool:
Forum: Welding 06-08-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,778
Posted By Matt Shade
There are 120V receptacles available that are...

There are 120V receptacles available that are rated for 30amps with the appropriate wiring etc. if you are limited to 120V on your machine.

One farm I regularly do repairs at has a 30 amp normal...
Forum: Fabrication 06-08-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,298
Posted By Matt Shade
That is awesome and I am also glad you kept it a...

That is awesome and I am also glad you kept it a Ford. I'd like to see more of it, or if you are starting another one keep us updated on it.
Forum: Welding 06-07-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,778
Posted By Matt Shade
Just to clarify as you seem confused by the whole...

Just to clarify as you seem confused by the whole AC and DC thing.

AC is alternating current, the same as what comes out of the outlet you are plugged into. It switches from positive to negative...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-26-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,078
Posted By Matt Shade
Most of the bigger tillers I've seen don't...

Most of the bigger tillers I've seen don't counter rotate, and if you don't pull them slow enough they kind of bang around on top of the ground. I don't think you will be able to pull one faster than...
Forum: Fabrication 05-23-2020, 11:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 642
Posted By Matt Shade
I doubt the walls of the thumbdrive ratchet head...

I doubt the walls of the thumbdrive ratchet head are thick enough to weld on and get good strength without ruining the internals.

I think if I was in a bind and needed to do this I would use a...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 05-22-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,396
Posted By Matt Shade
Thanks guys. It was a fun project. I was curious...

Thanks guys. It was a fun project. I was curious what kind of steel it would be and I can't say that I have really tested it on anything but I was pleasantly surprised that it will sharpen up enough...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 05-18-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,396
Posted By Matt Shade
Well so much for not doing a full polish on it....

Well so much for not doing a full polish on it. When I got started cleaning up the transitions around the eye, I decided to just go full bore on it. I cleaned the whole thing up and heat treated it...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 05-18-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,396
Posted By Matt Shade
Once the blade was about 90% I flipped it around...

Once the blade was about 90% I flipped it around and held it with flat tongs again and finished drawing the spike down all the way.

I had to do a little bit of work straightening the blade and...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 05-18-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,396
Posted By Matt Shade
I wanted a fairly tall cutting edge, and I've...

I wanted a fairly tall cutting edge, and I've always like the looks of a bearded hawk so I also kept pushing the material down, and trying to keep a somewhat straight line at the top of the profile. ...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 05-18-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,396
Posted By Matt Shade
Tomahawk From a Ball Peen Hammer

I am waiting on material for a couple jobs and was sort of looking for a quick project to do in the shop yesterday just to get out there, and stumbled across this old ball peen hammer head in a...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 05-18-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 998
Posted By Matt Shade
Thanks guys, they went over pretty well :cool:

Thanks guys, they went over pretty well :cool:
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 05-17-2020, 10:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 868
Posted By Matt Shade
I haven't bought any for several years but I...

I haven't bought any for several years but I think brand new ones were less than $2 a piece through a local builders supply. I definitely didn't spend $5-12 on them. I went to a place that sells...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 05-15-2020, 10:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 998
Posted By Matt Shade
Thanks guys. The college kids might have liked...

Thanks guys. The college kids might have liked bottle openers better:D

JWS
I think I know what you mean with the pipe and I may do something like that in the future. I think most of these hooks...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 05-15-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 998
Posted By Matt Shade
Graduation Gifts

Between the 2 equestrian teams we coach during the school year and the kids we take to shows during the summer, we watch a lot of kids grow up. I still can't believe that some of them that started...
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