Blademaster

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    I have a personal rule that no carbon steel ever touches water unless it is cool enough that I can touch it.

    I would rotate in coke and build up a big fire and cut the air.....

    there are many ways to skin a cat, you just need to find one that works…
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    dipping is a weird one , I have never come across that in 22 years of patternwelding.....if it works for you...seems like a real waste of heat to me and potentialy catastrophic thing to do to carbon steel...
    I weld with the power hammer one light pass…
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    I built my own press , around £1500 using second hand parts... and around 4 or 5 man days

    the hydraulic pluming valving etc add up switches etc add up.
    I use my press mainly for punching , but used it for heavy forging before I got a big hammer, it…
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    depending on stuff 30 tonns and 12mm/sec will be around a 5 or 6hp motor...
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    it all depends exactly on what you want to do... I am currently looking at purchasing a press from John N Made by anyang they are pretty trixy and well made looking bits of kit.

    30 tonns at 12mm's will be better than 50 tonns at 7mm a sec. quicker…
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    I have Dates for the bi annual forge in at Bushfire Forge.
    18th to 20th May 2018...
    BushFire Forge on the Kent /London Border UK

    3 Days of demonstrations, lectures and forging etc.

    Demonstrations and Lectures by: (more information soon)

    Jeff Helmes…
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    I have tried using the graphite and found that it wore away incredibly quickly leaving an uneven surface, pretty much a non starter for me.
    a while ago I bought a radius platten and water cooled heat exchange matrix from a guy in maerica. I have not…
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    Replied to the thread Used Belt Grinder.
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    Why are you looking for an American size of grinder? Most uk or European grinders are 50 by2000mm. If you look outside of specific knife making grinders there are lots of linisher available on eBay, often much better more professionally made than most…