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Old 04-21-2021, 08:48 AM
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If ya care to have it..home made refractory:

equal parts:
portland cement
vermiculite
silica sand
bentonite clay (unscented kitty litter)
water

Mixed well will become the consistency of soft modeling clay. The material needs to be "rammed" in to remove air bubbles. Dries hard but brittle and cannot be allowed to get moisture around as it will soak it up and explode on heating. A layer of Kao wool like Dutch used could be coated over, but my entire inside area of the forge was rammed with the home made stuff. It lasted for years. I just repaired some areas of refractory that have chipped and blown out with plaster of paris on a hint from another smith. Plaster of paris has held as a patch thru 3 heats now.
Dutch, the T-Rex is a good burner design. I'm not sure with only one burner if you'll get to welding temp but most forge work can be done. I used mine mostly on knives for years but it has come in handy for other things too.
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Old 04-27-2021, 07:09 AM
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Anyone else stand in their shop drinking beer staring at 47 half torn apart projects I should be completing. Or is that just me?


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Old 04-27-2021, 07:34 AM
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Anyone else stand in their shop drinking beer staring at 47 half torn apart projects I should be completing. Or is that just me?


Nope I only have 45. 😜😜😜
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Old 04-27-2021, 10:17 AM
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Yep, that's me since I discovered I could blame my ineffectiveness on old age.
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Old 04-27-2021, 10:25 AM
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Yep, that's me since I discovered I could blame my ineffectiveness on old age.
oh that sounds good...
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Old 04-27-2021, 12:20 PM
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^^What Dozer said! ^^
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Old 04-28-2021, 07:04 AM
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[IMG]The IRS decided to audit Grandpa, and summoned him to the IRS office. The IRS auditor was not surprised when Grandpa showed up with his attorney.
The auditor said, “Well, sir, you have an extravagant lifestyle and no full-time employment, which you explain by saying that you win money gambling. I’m not sure the IRS finds that believable.”
“I’m a great gambler, and I can prove it,” says Grandpa. “How about a demonstration?”
The auditor thinks for a moment and says, “OK. Go ahead.”
Grandpa says, “I’ll bet you a thousand dollars that I can bite my own eye.”
The auditor thinks a moment and says, “It’s a bet.”
Grandpa removes his glass eye and bites it. The auditor’s jaw drops.
Grandpa says, “Now, I’ll bet you two thousand dollars that I can bite my other eye.”
The auditor can tell Grandpa isn’t blind, so he takes the bet.
Grandpa removes his dentures and bites his good eye. The stunned auditor now realizes he has wagered and lost three grand, with Grandpa’s attorney as a witness. He starts to get nervous.
“Want to go double or nothing?” Grandpa asks. “I’ll bet you six thousand dollars that I can stand on one side of your desk, and pee into that wastebasket on the other side, and never get a drop anywhere in between.”
The auditor, twice burned, is cautious now, but he looks carefully and decides there’s no way this old guy could possibly manage that stunt, so he agrees again.
Grandpa stands beside the desk and unzips his pants, but although he strains mightily, he can’t make the stream reach the wastebasket on the other side, so he pretty much urinates all over the auditor’s desk.
The auditor leaps with joy, realizing that he has just turned a major loss into a huge win. But Grandpa’s attorney moans and puts his head in his hands.
“Are you OK?” the auditor asks.
“Not really,” says the attorney. “This morning, when Grandpa told me he’d been summoned for an audit, he bet me twenty-five thousand dollars that he could come in here and pee all over your desk and that you’d be happy about it.”
Don’t mess with old people![/IMG]
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Old 04-28-2021, 07:17 AM
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Yup. Add in having A.D.D. and you have a recipe for disorganized chaos to go with them.
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FBP that's a great story.
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Old 04-28-2021, 08:32 AM
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[IMG]A man was walking down the street when he was accosted by a particularly dirty
and shabby-looking homeless man who asked him for a couple of dollars for dinner.
The man took out his wallet, extracted ten dollars and asked, "If I give you this money, will you buy some beer with it instead of dinner?"
"No, I had to stop drinking years ago,” the homeless man replied.
"Will you spend this on green fees at a golf course instead of food?” the man asked.
"Are you NUTS!" replied the homeless man. I haven't played golf in 20 years!"
"Well," said the man, "I'm not going to give you money. Instead, I'm going to take you home for a hot shower and a terrific dinner cooked by my wife."
The homeless man was astounded.
"Won't your wife be furious with you for doing that?"
The man replied,
"That's okay. It's important for her to see what a man looks like after he has given up drinking and golf!”[/IMG]
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