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Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 03-04-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 768
Posted By AJinNZ
I enjoyed that video, and I only saw one place...

I enjoyed that video, and I only saw one place where it was out of sync......wasn't any big deal.
Nice poker, I really should light the forge and have a try at that. :o

Was thinking about you the...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 09-27-2018, 02:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,415
Posted By AJinNZ
I like it. The square poll is different to most...

I like it. The square poll is different to most which are round.

How long did it take to make?
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 08-28-2018, 02:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,843
Posted By AJinNZ
Yes I did. At the end of the week when I worked...

Yes I did. At the end of the week when I worked out what was going on, I went to where he was working, handed him the one I had and took mine back.

Instantly it felt 'right' again. I suppose if...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 08-27-2018, 02:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,843
Posted By AJinNZ
Hammers are fickle things. I was working...

Hammers are fickle things.

I was working with someone once who used the same hammer I did. Same brand, model, weight....everything.

I spent a week looking at it wondering why it wasn't 'right'....
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 08-25-2018, 04:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,843
Posted By AJinNZ
Very nice hammer Jen. Does the wrought iron...

Very nice hammer Jen.

Does the wrought iron have any different properties in use to those of mild steel?
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-23-2018, 01:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,268
Posted By AJinNZ
A few months ago I dropped about 15 dead trees at...

A few months ago I dropped about 15 dead trees at a friends place so we could get them out with the tractor before the wet weather made the whole lot impossible.

A few were slightly leaning the...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-19-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,826
Posted By AJinNZ
:D No problem. I still struggle with you even...

:D No problem. I still struggle with you even needing heating in winter cos from my perspective where you live is hot and humid all the time. LOL




Yup. Given the majority of our...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-19-2018, 03:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,826
Posted By AJinNZ
Well............I rely entirely on wood for...

Well............I rely entirely on wood for winter heat. :p
I have left the cutting and splitting late more than a few times, but every year sees me at it with the chainsaw and splitting axe. ...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-02-2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,748
Posted By AJinNZ
We have a DR trimmer. Used it pretty hard for...

We have a DR trimmer. Used it pretty hard for years.

Would still be using it hard if I would get around to fixing a bearing to spindle fit problem that allows some slop and the chewing out of...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-03-2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,789
Posted By AJinNZ
I want to build us a house, especially after...

I want to build us a house, especially after working so long fixing up other peoples and building theirs.

I see some stuff. For me the older, simpler methods and materials are what I want. They...
Forum: Fabrication 01-29-2018, 01:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,102
Posted By AJinNZ
I hadn't considered boiling as a way to drive off...

I hadn't considered boiling as a way to drive off the chlorine, but boiling and letting it cool would quickly end up the way the charcoal filter jug is now......there never seems to be quite enough...
Forum: Fabrication 01-27-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,102
Posted By AJinNZ
Thanks for the replies. Our water has a lot...

Thanks for the replies.

Our water has a lot of iron and some lime I think. They remove most of the iron before it gets into the system but it still has enough to discolour some things.

The...
Forum: Fabrication 01-27-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,102
Posted By AJinNZ
Water Filter

I am looking for a way to make a water filter/purifier for home.

A couple of months ago they started chlorinating our water, so now it smells and tastes like a swimming pool.
We bought a small...
Forum: Fabrication 10-15-2017, 04:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,166
Posted By AJinNZ
I always used the 4" and found them very useful...

I always used the 4" and found them very useful and especially good one handed.

Then someone told me he used 4 1/2". He bought cutting discs for his 9" grinder and when they got too small for...
Forum: Fabrication 10-09-2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,936
Posted By AJinNZ
I think of multiple tools as good insurance. ...

I think of multiple tools as good insurance.

Sure as anything the day will come when you need to do something and one or two will pick that day to throw bits all over the shop and refuse to...
Forum: Shop & Safety 09-07-2017, 02:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,066
Posted By AJinNZ
I got an infected dog bite a couple years ago....

I got an infected dog bite a couple years ago. Spent the weekend in and out of the after hours clinic getting mega doses of antibiotics pumped in to catch up with it.

It reminded me of a book I...
Forum: Shop & Safety 09-06-2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,066
Posted By AJinNZ
Nerves are tougher than you think. The outer...

Nerves are tougher than you think. The outer sheath is rubbery and often they will move aside rather than get cut or punctured.

However, they bruise easily and numbness, tingling etc is pretty...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 08-26-2017, 06:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,885
Posted By AJinNZ
That chisel......I assume you just straightened...

That chisel......I assume you just straightened out that outer race and then hammered into a chisel. How did you temper it?

Never thought to use a bearing race for tools. Must have a go at that....
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 08-23-2017, 04:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,885
Posted By AJinNZ
I like the steel and the 3rd pic from your last...

I like the steel and the 3rd pic from your last post shows an interesting etc/pattern.

I see what you mean about the iron getting eaten away but I think the effect is pretty cool.
Looking forward...
Forum: Fabrication 06-29-2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,740
Posted By AJinNZ
This is the website...... ...

This is the website......

https://www.ridgid.com/nz/en/forged-anvils

Apart from a place selling farrier anvils this one seems to be the extent of 'what is going on in NZ' :p

I am not...
Forum: Fabrication 06-29-2017, 07:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,740
Posted By AJinNZ
Thank you Jen, very generous of you but we don't...

Thank you Jen, very generous of you but we don't have that outfit here.

Just for giggles I googled new anvils and there is a place in the city that from what I can tell sells the same anvil you...
Forum: Fabrication 06-27-2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,740
Posted By AJinNZ
Jen How do you find that new anvil to use vs...

Jen

How do you find that new anvil to use vs the London pattern?

I would love one but the price plus what would be a mind boggling amount for freight puts it in the ' very unlikely' box.
...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 06-21-2017, 05:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,070
Posted By AJinNZ
Here we call that a shovel and this.... ...

Here we call that a shovel and this....

http://www.razor-back.com/tool/shovels-and-scoops/2451700-15-in-industrial-all-steel-spade/

is a spade. My favourite spade for hard ground or clay is a...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 06-20-2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,070
Posted By AJinNZ
Here the spade is flat, I was thinking of the...

Here the spade is flat, I was thinking of the triangular shape that also is concave. Long wooden handle.



I dont have a power hammer at all so anything I might do in that direction would be...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 06-20-2017, 07:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,070
Posted By AJinNZ
A full size, do some real work, last a long time...

A full size, do some real work, last a long time like they used to shovel.

The crap available in the shops now is so bad I refuse to buy one and have a friend keeping an eye open for good...
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