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About GypsyTinker
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I've had about 60% of available modern professions. From ditch digger to lasers and computer security. I've worked for BIG corporations and I've had my own businesses. I have done such a wide range of things it's almost embarrassing. On MOST topics, I have some first hand experience and skill. I enjoy helping people and my next profession is Gypsy Tinker. Traveling, fixing, making, helping... see ya around :)
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Mountains
Interests:
Metal Casting, Bladesmithing, Veeblefetzers - Check out my website to see my gear!
Occupation:
Veeblefetzer Research and Development

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Knowing how to make something is far more valuable than knowing where to buy it...

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Frech Chef's Knife

by GypsyTinker on 12-26-2011 at 02:06 AM
This is something I whipped up for my girlfriend's mother for Christmas. She's a hell of a cook

Handle is Teak from the deck of my old sail boat.

Getting started, I free-handed the shape with a jig saw and started grinding.


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Updated 12-26-2011 at 02:13 AM by GypsyTinker

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Mini Furnace - More than enough to get it done

by GypsyTinker on 07-05-2011 at 09:30 PM
I'm building a lil furnace with about a 8" bore, 9" depth.

Basing the entire design on a few basics:
I want it portable.
I want it now.
What I've got laying around.


I've got:
fire brick - $1.85 locally
Heat Stop mortar, available at local concrete place
stainless trash can with the step opener lid
old stove with

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Updated 07-05-2011 at 11:20 PM by GypsyTinker

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Customizing your profile! Neat feature :)

by GypsyTinker on 07-03-2011 at 01:41 AM
I spent some time messing around with the settings and profile stuff today and found out that you can customize your profile page

I think it would be good for the community to use more of the features of this vBulletin thing. It has some sort of friend feature too, feel free to add me, lets see how it works!

To see your profile, click the My Profile link up at the top right. (I looked through a lot of things on the left before I found it) Once there you are able

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Mako propane burner

by GypsyTinker on 06-20-2011 at 08:56 PM
While making an Oliver Upwind, I learned a few things and decided to try my hand at designing a burner.



I wanted a burner that could run well at very low pressure, but still crank it out.

Design Goals:
  • Easy to build

  • Cheap

  • Simple/Minimal parts

  • Compact and light

  • Versatile: furnace, forge or hand torch

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Updated 06-21-2011 at 02:58 AM by GypsyTinker

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Ball and Plow Muller for Green Sand

by GypsyTinker on 06-14-2011 at 07:21 AM
Here is a quick pictorial of my muller build.

It's a great feeling to look at a pile of scrap and know it will soon be an essential machine in your foundry :twisted:

33 gal air tank and some various stuffs. 1750 rpm motor, 30/1 gear reduction...


Main sub-frame to support the drum.

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