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Brake Drum Forge

Postby One of a kind » Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:11 am

Never fired it up, lost interest when I couldn't find coal or coke for it, as they say, the thrill is gone, moved on to other projects. Maybe this spring I'll fire it up, I don't have that many projects on the table for this spring.
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Re: Brake Drum Forge

Postby Poland308 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:41 am

Nice work. I've made several things I thought I was going to use. When I realized I wasn't using them enough I sold em. Gave me money to start another project. Besides as soon as I finish one thing and use it, I start to see where I need to make changes and then it's usually better to just start over anyway.
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Re: Brake Drum Forge

Postby exnailpounder » Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:52 am

Very nice work! I just built a casting furnace and I am casting my first part tomorrow. Like poland308, I make stuff on a whim and usually on of my buddies talks me out of it or if it sits around too long, it cannabalized into something else. It's hard to have a mind that never rests. 8-)
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Re: Brake Drum Forge

Postby Farmwelding » Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:32 am

Or I've had it where you build something like that and it ends up being a really fancy roller stand with a couple of prices of plate to support stuff while you cut.
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Re: Brake Drum Forge

Postby One of a kind » Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:45 am

Thanks guys. The person I was going to buy the coke and coal from went out of business, had I known, I wouldn't have built the forge. I'll keep it for awhile longer and see if the desire to do some very simple blacksmithing comes back. I would have to invest in an anvil, tongs and build a shelter to keep it under, I have enough steel roofing to build a 12X12 shelter, but I don't have the desire I had when I built the forge. I have thought about giving it to the high school if it still has a metal shop class. I don't need it around taking up space.
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Re: Brake Drum Forge

Postby Farmwelding » Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:51 am

Well gosh I sure hope that school has a metals shop. I couldn't imagine what kind of hell is go through without some kind of hands on classes. I might still want to be an engineer without welding. Or is be like every one else in my class-I don't know ill figure it out later after I spend skmebody else's money for four years. As for an anvil you could always try to find a railroad track and cut it up or find some old farmer and look through his barn or keep looking at auctions and sales. You can always build your own tools as well. Start with some crude tools and with those crude/other tool that isn't supposed to be used for blacksmithing and then make your own custom set.
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Re: Brake Drum Forge

Postby One of a kind » Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:30 pm

Farmwelding wrote:Well gosh I sure hope that school has a metals shop. I couldn't imagine what kind of hell is go through without some kind of hands on classes. I might still want to be an engineer without welding. Or is be like every one else in my class-I don't know ill figure it out later after I spend skmebody else's money for four years. As for an anvil you could always try to find a railroad track and cut it up or find some old farmer and look through his barn or keep looking at auctions and sales. You can always build your own tools as well. Start with some crude tools and with those crude/other tool that isn't supposed to be used for blacksmithing and then make your own custom set.



I'm not interested in Blacksmithing any-longer, I don't need a railroad track anvil or to build tools. I'm the type of person that is all in or all out, so I'll leave blacksmithing to those that have a fire in their bellies for learning the craft/art of blacksmithing.

From what I've read many schools today don't have shop classes, the powers that be have decided children in the first world must become paper shufflers so people in the third world can become gainfully employed doing the jobs we used to do.
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Re: Brake Drum Forge

Postby Farmwelding » Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:33 pm

Well I wish you the best of luck in finding a new owner that will put it to good use. If you needed to you can always take a torch and a peice of plate and get by.
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Re: Brake Drum Forge

Postby One of a kind » Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:37 pm

Farmwelding wrote:Well I wish you the best of luck in finding a new owner that will put it to good use. If you needed to you can always take a torch and a peice of plate and get by.


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Re: Brake Drum Forge

Postby motox » Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:15 pm

Nice work. I've made several things I thought I was going to use. When I realized I wasn't using them enough I sold em. Gave me money to start another project. Besides as soon as I finish one thing and use it, I start to see where I need to make changes and then it's usually better to just start over anyway.
I have more questions than answers

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