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Blacksmithing 101: How to Make A Forge & Start Hammering Metal

Blacksmithing 101: How to Make A Forge & Start Hammering Metal
If you want to work with metal, there's one thing you have to confront: You need heat. With it, you can make the toughest metal submit to your will. Without it, you'll never gain full mastery over this stubborn material. Over the years, I have been frustrated by my inability to work hot steel. I've bolted metal together, welded it and soldered it. But blacksmithing never felt alien. Building the Forge Maybe it's because our smokestack industries are in decline that a rising number of Americans feel the need to get their metalworking fix in home workshops. First, I needed a forge. I enlisted the help of Mike Allen, our senior auto editor and a crack metalworker. Once the supplies were in, we set to work building the forge, beginning with its stand. With the stand tacked, he flipped up his mask and handed me the welding gun: "You take it from here." After we com­pleted the stand, we riveted sheetmetal into a hood and fashioned a chimney from a 5-ft piece of stovepipe. Firing the Coal Related:  Tool Shed

Artist Blacksmith Forging Iron Leaf PY2BBS - Hamradio Page - Honeycomb + forno Bobinadeira Honeycomb Foi postado na QRP-BR pelo De Marco, PY2WM alguns links para o projeto de uma bobinadeira muito simples para fazer enrolamentos honeycomb. A titulo de curiosidade este é o que chamou mais a atenção: Desça até mais ou menos o meio da página e encontre a foto "Gingery Universal Coil Winder". Esta é a bobinadeira. Como o projeto é muito simples resolvi tentar fazer uma. O que achei que fosse ser o item mais difícil nem de longe o foi. Dai foi só partir para a montagem seguindo o projeto do livro. Inicio da montagem. As "polias" foram feitas de tecnil, um material plástico encontrado nas casas de ferragens, o trabalho de "torneamento" foi feito em uma furadeira de bancada e com algumas ferramentas improvisadas. Os passadores de alumínio (dos eixos) foram feitos a partir de um pedaço de tarugo de alumínio e fixados com parafuso do tipo "alen sem cabeça". O braço de distribuição do fio. Uma foto da maquina totalmente mondada...

Survival tool extraordinaire! : Here's the drill: You can use it as a chisel initially and cut a square hole the width of the tip, remove that, then tap and turn, tap and turn. I used a branch to hit the top with. You don't want to POUND it into the wood as the tool may not break but will be hard to turn. Be patient, periodically work it out of the wood while turning and remove some of the chips. Incidentally, as you may notice this is actually a exposed root (on a guava tree- fairly hard wood) but for some reason, I couldn't get some of the pictures to stay oriented correctly so it looks like a branch or trunk...which I guess is Ok because it may have more uses going into a vertical surface.... The root is about 4" thick but I was able to make it through in less than 5 minutes. If you don't need to go through but just want to sink it into a trunk to use it as a hanger or lifting point, that would work too.

Starting To Blacksmith Get Medieval: How to Build a Metal Forge Forging steel is significant for several reasons. It's one of the oldest metal-forming operations in existence. Blacksmiths throughout history have (and continue to) forge steel to create things ranging from practical to beautiful and everywhere in between. Industrial processes often involve forging not only for the efficiency with which it forms metal, but also for the way in which it strengthens the part by aligning the grains in the steel along the lines of its shape. Did you know that you could be doing this same time-tested technique at home? At my old shop, I had a talented blacksmith as a neighbor (check out his work: www.andyuprightmetalworks.com) who got me interested enough to take a stab at forging on my own. After finding out how easy this was to do, I was hooked on the idea of forging at home. We need two things for our forge: A box to hold heat and a burner to make heat. Lets look at the burner first. I made my burner very slightly differently than the Reil burner.

DIY Compost Tumbler Tutorial We made a compost tumbler for my sister in law for her birthday last year. This tutorial and information/ idea comes from Janet Luke’s amazing Green Urban Living. You’ll need:A table of some type A plastic food grade drum4 castor wheels2 galvanized hingesScrews1 galvanized hasp and staple latch1 carabiner JigsawDrill Mr Ecochick made a small table out of old fence posts we had lying around. For the door of the compost bin draw a square on the drum.Drill several holes at the corners of the square.Use a jigsaw and cut the door out. Screw the hinges to the door and attach to the drum.Screw the latch on the other end of the door to keep the door closed. Drill large holes all the way around both ends of the drum for air holes. Put your completed drum on your table, add your garden waste and turn away.Put the tumbler in a sunny spot and keep moist.Turn the tumbler every day and in a months time you’ll have compost.

Forging the Hammer Forja de Espadas Bom apredi a trabalhar de 2 jeitos e irei comentar nesta pagina. porem antes disso eh nesseçario algumas coisas, a primeira coisa que fiz antes de ter a ideia, foi de dereter aluminio, cerca de 660ºC. consegui, o trabalho de certa forma eh sempre meio de "porco" usei uma latinha de nescal(Aço) com aluminio dentro... e um arame de ferro para colocar junto ao carvao. abaixo tem um esquema do ultimo forno.. tem melhoramentos possiveis serao mostrados posteriormente (aperte select na imagem e visualizar imagem para ver maior) o primeiro forno soh funcionou quando usei uma entrada de ar pequena, porem forçada de ar com um ventilador comum. esse segundo forno sao ventiladores de mainframe, racks. que sao um bloco de 2 ventiladores em uma peça retangular, estou usando 2 desses ventiladores. Tecnicas de Fazer a Espada. Bom as espadas mais comuns são a espada medieval. Descobri 2 meios passiveis hoje em dia de se fazer a espada, uma voce realmente forja, a outra voce desbasta.. Forjando:Materiais:

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