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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-26-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 282
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: 263
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: 413
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: 413
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: 413
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: 413
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: 413
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: 291
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: 214
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: 291
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: 291
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...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 05-14-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 784
Posted By Matt Shade
That is awesome. The cuts are impressive. There...

That is awesome. The cuts are impressive. There is something very enjoyable about using a good quality axe and making the chips fly.
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 05-13-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 784
Posted By Matt Shade
I fully support the quest for a perfect hammer...

I fully support the quest for a perfect hammer finished piece, I just mean don't beat yourself up when you get 97% perfection, some of us are still proud of 82% ;)

On the subject of knives, I make...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 05-12-2020, 10:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 784
Posted By Matt Shade
I agree with you completely. I don't make knives...

I agree with you completely. I don't make knives with hammer marks and I am trying not to have them on my other blacksmithing projects. When I see people do it deliberately I just shake my head.
...
Forum: Fabrication 05-12-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 611
Posted By Matt Shade
Haven't sold one yet, and still haven't figured...

Haven't sold one yet, and still haven't figured out what I'd need for one. They might be pretty cheap when my stimulus check is gone ;)

I'm kind of in limbo on my sales stuff. Etsy has gotten to...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 05-12-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By Matt Shade
That necklace is interesting, I'd be curious to...

That necklace is interesting, I'd be curious to know how much of it is worked cold vs. hot. You would have to plan the work carefully as some of those thin spots would melt long before the thicker...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 05-12-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By Matt Shade
Mainly less weight. Adding too much weight to the...

Mainly less weight. Adding too much weight to the horses foot can put an un natural flip in their stride and mess up how the foot lands. Its most noticeable when you get into corrective shoes. I'll...
Forum: Fabrication 05-11-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,366
Posted By Matt Shade
I know exactly what you mean about not wanting to...

I know exactly what you mean about not wanting to make THAT smoker again. Other than hoof picks and bridle hooks and stuff that I knock out in small batches I don't make repeats of much of anything....
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 05-11-2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By Matt Shade
Playing With Aluminum Again

I made a set of hooks to hang planters from and gave them to my mom for mothers day. They're made out of worn out aluminum horse shoes we took off some of the lesson and show horses.

There isn't...
Forum: Fabrication 05-11-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,366
Posted By Matt Shade
This is a really nice build. I am impressed at...

This is a really nice build. I am impressed at how you worked all the details out ahead of time. I am more of a fly by the seat of your pants kinda guy and make things up as I go, with just an idea...
Forum: Fabrication 05-11-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 611
Posted By Matt Shade
I rotate them the same way, when they start to...

I rotate them the same way, when they start to get dull they get used for taking clinches off or working around a shoe, and a new one comes out for trimming. I have one horse that wears glue on shoes...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 05-11-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 784
Posted By Matt Shade
I like it. I understand how you feel about the...

I like it. I understand how you feel about the little bit of pitting, but there are a lot of people who like that look, and I think once its been put to use you won't give them another thought. ...
Forum: Fabrication 05-11-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 611
Posted By Matt Shade
Thanks everybody :cool: LW, I made a...

Thanks everybody :cool:

LW,
I made a wriggler and a 90 degree straight point tool just to see if I could, and to kind of test the concept, and since then I have wanted to get into it more...
Forum: Fabrication 05-10-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 611
Posted By Matt Shade
I used home made gravers to put a little bit of a...

I used home made gravers to put a little bit of a border around the outside edge. Most people I showed it to seemed to like it better before the engraving but I'm happy enough with how it turned out....
Forum: Fabrication 05-10-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 611
Posted By Matt Shade
I used silver bearing solder and liquid flux....

I used silver bearing solder and liquid flux. It's not the super high grade stuff, but it seems to be plenty strong for the stuff I am trying to do.

The first step was to tin the back of the...
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