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Thinking about takeing the winter off.

Discussion in 'Personnel' started by Old Doug, Oct 13, 2019.

  1. petepilot

    petepilot Senior Member

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    who knows how to heat-n-hammer weld?
     
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  2. Ronsii

    Ronsii Senior Member

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    You talkin' forge weld?
     
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  3. petepilot

    petepilot Senior Member

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    yes` don`t know much about it but I remember an old blacksmith doing it back when I was about 8 yrs old . his comment to me was heat n hammer kid thats how its done;)
     
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  4. DMiller

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    Steel has to become 'Plastic' to heat and beat weld or Forge Weld, just at that stage of 'Yellow' hot before melt or cooks. Takes a keen eye to catch it, I really do not have it.
     
  5. DMiller

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    Learned to gas weld first, during Trade School classes, to connect exhaust flex tube to a manifold connecting flange, we used brass for that initially but advanced to steel rod to perform later. Arc welding was always a second best for me, could stick stuff together but never enough time in performance to get 'Good' at it and make look pretty. Been a little more active at welding at the Farm and on old machines so got my practice time in, helpful hints from the guys in the know and often use has been great(JY).
     
  6. Old Doug

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    I havent done it but i have seen it done.I am a member of BAM. The 2 parts are heated then borax is sprinkaled on then they are lightly hammered together.I saw a 1' drill that the tang had been forge welded on. Its hard to believe some things that some people could do back then.
     
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    Borax or Boron is basically a dry acid, much as a flux for soldering when used by a smith.
     
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    If your problems don’t affect the boss personally they could care less .if they do affect them personally they will be taken care of.
     
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