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  1. Roy Miller

    ribbon burner forge build

    The blower that I have is really to big. It came off a waste oil heater and I have it choked down as far as possible and also use some of the air to cool in front of the door.
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    ribbon burner forge build

    I know that i'm about 6 months late but if you have any questions about the forge just let me know. the burner points up at an angle and gives very even heat. I only use 3 pounds pressure and it runs over 2500 degrees. Roy
  3. Roy Miller

    Forging press or Tire hammer??

    I spent a lot of time building a pretty good trip hammer, then I got a DVD of Ed making damascus with his press. Now my hammer gathers dust while I use the press I copied from Ed's.
  4. Roy Miller

    My nephew wanted to make a knife...

    I suppose we all have more observers than time but I always wonder how my life would have turned out if I had been introduced to knifemaking about forty years sooner.
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    New drill press(s)

    Well it only weighs about 2,300 pounds with that one inch mounting plate on the table.
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    Has anyone tried 316 stainless for guards?

    Thanks guys, I think I will try some.
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    New drill press(s)

    The reason that I found that setup is that I already have one Edlund with T slot table and built in coolant that I rebuilt several years ago and I think it's the best drill press ever made. And the best thing about them is they are variable speed, you just turn the knob on front. Anyhow I had...
  8. Roy Miller

    Old school wheel!

    Boy that brings back a sore spot for me. My dad had one that size that had a diamond wheel for glass and some how it went away. I would trade a knife to have it back in a heart beat.
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    New drill press(s)

    Well I finally finished the rebuild on my new $200.00 drill press so I thought I would show a before and after picture. Now if I would quit working on the shop and go back to making knives
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    Has anyone tried 316 stainless for guards?

    I have found a steel supplier that carries 316 stainless in all the shapes and sizes I need for guards, pin and tubes at a good price but I usually use 416. 316 has about 4% more chrome and 12% more nickel but it is work hardened stainless. Does anyone have any thoughts or information:confused2:
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    New forge !

    Wayne, I did add the smaller pictures at the bottom, but if you go to my web site there are even more. I wondered if anyone would notice the gas inlet. It comes in the back of the burner housing in a quarter inch steel line and comes out the front about eight inches. That is the way the waste...
  12. Roy Miller

    Different feathers

    I hate to repeat everyone else but WOW!! I think I have feather envy.
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    New forge !

    The link above by airborne steel is to the site I used. Grant gives a great step by step on building the burner. He recommended 10 to 12 inch length but I made mine 14 and only used two rows of holes instead of three. I do have a little needle valve under the front edge of the table where I can...
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    New forge !

    After years of striving, well OK, months. I have finally finished my new forge. This started out as a vertical blown forge with plenty of space in the bottom for flux to collect, however after finding a thread on ribbon burners I cut it up and made a horizontal with a ribbon burner. The burner...
  15. Roy Miller

    Considered cheating?

    sounds like quick thinking to me.
  16. Roy Miller

    Burner over kill

    I'm just using the blower, I heat the shop with oil and barley have enough oil for that. My knife shop is in the front of my transmission shop (my day job) I have already sold one lift to make more space and and the next one will be gone by summer.
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    Burner over kill

    Well I decided to start building the burner for my new forge and what better source for a blower that my scrap shelve, I just happen to have a blower for a waste oil heater. Here is a shot of it burning with the air intake closed off. I think I can supply the burner and the air curtain for the...
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    ready to purchase first 2x72 grinder, coote, grinder in a box, other?

    Well I might as well throw in my two cents worth. Being the ultra cheep person that I am I bought a Coote with a ten inch wheel and liked it so much that I got a second one with the small wheel add on and I love them. That being said I have to say that I don't mind making any attachments that I...
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    Forge question

    Thanks guys, I just made a guess and did what looked about right.
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    I wouldn't worry about what to do with it. Good steel always has a way of getting used up way to soon.