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    It's the same swamp with new alligators and a...

    It's the same swamp with new alligators and a whole lot of sour grapes.
    I have to agree with Richards sentiments except for the fact that I don't know any American who gives one single shit exept a...
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    Nah, no explosions are likely. I guess damp isn't...

    Nah, no explosions are likely. I guess damp isn't really the right word for Lowes playsand. Wet is more accurate. It wont settle well when its wet, plus moisture absorption back into the hotface is...
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    That's kind of what I was thinking with the pipe,...

    That's kind of what I was thinking with the pipe, ie not actually touching the bore. Then gently vibrate the sand in. I was surprised to see from Kelly's lost foam posts how much the sand compacts...
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    Shit, my shop looks like that after I clean it...

    Shit, my shop looks like that after I clean it up.lol
    Your refractory turned out nice. I'd say your surface turned out better than I would have expected. With the bulb and inverted drum it'll stay...
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    Nicely done. I don't know what Hammerite is but I...

    Nicely done. I don't know what Hammerite is but I love the color.
    It's nice to see you post again. It's been awhile!

    Pete
  6. Thread: Grievances

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    Now that put a smile on my face. Many years ago I...

    Now that put a smile on my face. Many years ago I got tired of it always being my turn so I gave it up for good. I'm still in the idiot rotation though!
  7. Thread: metal vids

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    That German forging video is the coolest thing...

    That German forging video is the coolest thing I've seen in a month!
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    At least there's plenty of good beer in Poland.lol

    At least there's plenty of good beer in Poland.lol
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    One of my favorite old sayings from when I was...

    One of my favorite old sayings from when I was coming of age was that "the old man in the hardware store can be your best friend". That was back when hardware stores were mostly mom and pops. Of...
  10. Welcome Wock, Hell I'd take it just out of...

    Welcome Wock,
    Hell I'd take it just out of general principle. It will handle low temp metals like aluminum and zinc, pewter, etc and would be useful for heat treating, among other things.

    Pete
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    It looks to me like the mixture will produce...

    It looks to me like the mixture will produce enough heat, but maybe not as effectively as 100% propane. Aside from the cost, one of the difficulties of running propane is that when it is released...
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    Most of my castings are one piece flat backs. I...

    Most of my castings are one piece flat backs. I generally place a piece of smooth 3/4" plywood over the drag and exposed pattern to ram the cope so I'm not banging directly on the pattern and exposed...
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    Not to beat the supplier thing to death, but it...

    Not to beat the supplier thing to death, but it looks like there is some activity around you. Check this out.
    http://www.kom-cast.pl/en/about-us/
    It looks like a regional trade organization. One of...
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    I've been using a 2300F refractory with good...

    I've been using a 2300F refractory with good results. I've run charcoal, oil and propane. It holds out fine if it doesn't get abused. I've only melted aluminum in it. The few times I used coal I did...
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    Maybe this one ...

    Maybe this one

    http://www.harderwoods.com/pipetemplate.php?f=dn&units=in&paper=letter&theta=90&rmd=18&rbd=2&rbt=.063&offset=8&Submit=Submit
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    +1. Refractory is an unholy bastard to...

    +1. Refractory is an unholy bastard to cut/bore/drill. It will be well worth the effort and delay to form it. A piece of PVC wrapped in plastic food wrap will work. A saw kerf down the length will...
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    They've had it all over on glass as far back as I...

    They've had it all over on glass as far back as I can remember. Good thing, how else would we know Curtis Loew? Lol.
    They started in NY with cans in the late 70s or early 80s and then plastic soda...
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    Google search and/or images for flux core...

    Google search and/or images for flux core polarity will get you that info. There shouldnt be any good reason for it to be switched since its a single purpose machine. My mig welder runs both flux...
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    I think you're on to something there. I...

    I think you're on to something there. I intentionally went extra hot. Even at that heat the surface finish is pretty darned good so I can afford to cool it down in that respect. It's my understanding...
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    Maybe a dumb question but is it possible the...

    Maybe a dumb question but is it possible the polarity is reversed?
    By the way welcome to the forum!

    Pete
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    Did not vent. It was an impromptu cope so I...

    Did not vent. It was an impromptu cope so I skipped it. I'm sure that will help.

    I'm wondering about gating as well. As you can see in the picture of the lone casting there is what looks like a...
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    Gating help bronze coaster

    I want to make a set of coasters, probably several sets, for a gift for my sister. She just opened an inn and I'd like to give her a limited run of them in bronze. I'll be inlaying in maple. Everdur...
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    I'm glad to see you back at it chris. Although...

    I'm glad to see you back at it chris. Although it's probably too late for the bottom, I'd have let it lay covered for a day before putting the drying heat to it. It gives the water time to do its job...
  24. I'm surprised your aluminum didn't melt. It looks...

    I'm surprised your aluminum didn't melt. It looks pretty hot, just not hot enough I guess. I'm not sure if your propane was regulated or not, but you probably just weren't getting enough air, and...
  25. Welcome to the forum Doug. Can you put your...

    Welcome to the forum Doug. Can you put your general location in your profile? That could be helpful. I have an old kiln that only has basic controls on it and would like to get it going again with...
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