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Brake Drum Forge

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Re: Brake Drum Forge

Postby One of a kind » Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:58 pm

motox I done the same thing, sometimes I just like the challenge of building something. I don't have the room to keep all the projects I've built over the years, some have been re-purposed and some are left outside, if in time they are not used they go to dump. It's not possible to sell things where I live, it's a small farming community, most farmers have there own fully equipped weld shops and are pretty good at fabricating. I don't like bringing strangers around my place so I won't use Craig's list or news papers to sell things, people are bat crazy nuts today.

North of me a man and his wife lost their lives over selling their Harley Davidson.
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Re: Brake Drum Forge

Postby Poland308 » Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:04 pm

Ditto I'm not a Craig's lister.
I have more questions than answers

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Re: Brake Drum Forge

Postby Farmwelding » Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:01 pm

Craigslist is a hit and miss. We sell a ton of crap on the farm and no issues. Might depend on area and what you are selling. We sell farm equipment and we sell it near fargo. Maybe people who have these issues with killing people don't scroll through farm equipment.
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Re: Brake Drum Forge

Postby electrode » Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:39 pm

Great job on the forge One of a kind. I too, do not sell on Craigslist unless the item is something I can haul over to a meeting spot like a WalMart or Lowes etc. I was selling an old lathe once and this older guy comes by to see it but then tries to tell me he "has too many kids" so he wants the lathe but none of the stuff that went with it, for a much lower price. Then he starts looking at all my other stuff in the shop and asks a bunch of questions not related to the sale. Basically wasting my time. I tell him the lathe is for sale with all the accessories and the price is what I told him and he can always sell the accessories if he doesn't want them. Then he says he doesn't know if it will fit in his shed...Arrgghh. After that, no more idiots allowed to the house or workshop. :x
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Re: Brake Drum Forge

Postby One of a kind » Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:50 pm

Can't be to safe these days, they could come back and steal your stuff. One man had his racing motorcycles and chain saw stolen by people he raced with. The one thief tried to sell his saw in the plant where the owner of the bikes and saw worked, fellow workers who knew the owner of the motorcycles and saw and of the crime allerted the owner, the cops got involved and the thief led them to a garage in another county filled with other peoples stolen property. You never know what some people have up their sleeve.
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Re: Brake Drum Forge

Postby Granddaddy » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:40 am

one of a kind, you do great work!!!
I built my wife a forge from a break drum off of a dump truck and bought a ton of coal and several hundred dollars worth of tools over a year ago and she hasn't touched it. I fired it up 2 or 3 weeks ago and I enjoyed it but like you I have to many other projects going to devote time to it right now.

again, pretty work.

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Re: Brake Drum Forge

Postby Mihtu » Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:15 pm

That's pretty cool,I have seen a drum forge before,not quite as nice as yours,really nice job!
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Re: Brake Drum Forge

Postby PeteM » Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:38 pm

That could easily become the worlds most powerful backyard steak cooker.

From mooing to done in mere moments!
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Re: Brake Drum Forge

Postby One of a kind » Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:31 pm

Thank you guys, sorry I haven't checked in for awhile. I though about making it into a BBq, I have a motorized spit from an old grill I could use. :)
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Re: Brake Drum Forge

Postby Jess » Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:37 pm

That looks awesome! I built a small one (didn't use brake drum):
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