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Old 12-01-2012, 03:19 PM   #1111
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What's that on the wheel of the popemobile?
wheel weight.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:38 PM   #1112
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Yep. Wheel weight it is.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:49 PM   #1113
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I wanted to give a shout out to Mike Shaner from mtechsales dot com.


^ I hope this isn't considered spam. If it is, mods please let me know and I will nuke this post.


Mtechsales is who I have bought all my JD2 items from. I sent Mike an email whining about the DO3 valve on the hydraulic pump being packed full of metal shavings and what I went through to fix it. 5 minutes after firing off the email, my home phone is ringing. No kidding. It's Mike. I was just venting and didn't really expect a call or a response email for that matter.

He told me he would contact his suppliers and see what happened.

He calls again today (I wasn't home) and also emails me. He offers me a $50 gift card to any steakhouse of my choice, or an $80 credit towards future purchases. There are quite a few bender shoes I'd like to have, so I choose the credit.

I was really blown away with Mike's customer service. It's something that just doesn't happen anymore. I'm sure you all know what I mean. I was happy that he took the time to call, but to offer what he did was icing on the cake for me. I told Mike that I would be back again and again for more JD2 goodies as time and money allows.

I was throughly impressed and just thought I'd share...
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:03 PM   #1114
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With Christmas soon approaching, it's time to make another present for a family member.


I saw a really cool video on youtube of a gentleman who made a fish sculpture using a tree stump, a hammer, a stick welder, and a grinder. I was very impressed and very much inspired by his video.


It has been in the back of my mind ever since I saw it...



I cut a chunk out of a nearly dead tree in my back yard.



The present will be for a female, so I think an interior decoration would be something different.

I use a scrap piece of 18ga from an old government surplus heavy duty shelf and get to work. This is going to be more of an art project than a welding project, but there will be some welding before it's over.



I use a ball peen hammer and just go for it. I've never tried this before. I pop in some ear plugs, crank the music, and crack a beer and sit back and relax as I swing the hammer.

The coolest part? This hammer is probably 100 years old. My Great Granddad gave it to my Granddad. It may have even belonged to my Great-Great Granddad. I love old tools. I love using old tools. Even cooler when it has some family history and experience on it.



After 2 hours of hammering (which felt like 20 minutes), it's far enough along to where I can cut out the excess with a cutting wheel and dress the edges with a flapwheel. It still needs a good bit of hammering until I am satisfied.

That's all for now. It's interesting just to try something completely different every now and then.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:39 PM   #1115
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It's interesting just to try something completely different every now and then.
Do we see a PullMax and english wheel in your future ? (theres a nice P-Max on ebay right now )
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:20 PM   #1116
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There I was thinking you were gonna carve a fish out of that tree stump.
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:24 AM   #1117
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Do we see a PullMax and english wheel in your future ? (theres a nice P-Max on ebay right now )
Now, why did you go and do that? You know I went and looked. Darn it! Now there's another expensive toy that I don't have room for!


My next tool will be a nice, heavy gauge box/pan brake. I just missed out on a really nice 12ga Dreis & Krump because I was cash poor. If I don't find a nice, used brake by spring, I may bite the bullet and buy a new Mittler Bros. brake.
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:41 AM   #1118
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There I was thinking you were gonna carve a fish out of that tree stump.
Heheheh......


Naw, here's my inspiration for the latest project...



sorry, forgot how to imbed... linky below...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5Foz3yH5rY
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:01 AM   #1119
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Now you have gone and planted the seed
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:16 PM   #1120
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Now you have gone and planted the seed
It's a sickness, I tell ya!
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:10 AM   #1121
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It's a sickness, I tell ya!
Great link, thanks. Initially I thought that guy was going to be a low-budget hack (crazy, messy shop), but boy, he's got some skills!
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:38 PM   #1122
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Great link, thanks. Initially I thought that guy was going to be a low-budget hack (crazy, messy shop), but boy, he's got some skills!
I thought it was pretty awesome, too. Pure talent right there.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:18 AM   #1123
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I sent Kirkster a PM about this but thought I would make it public for others that want to try it.

Use a flap disk on your angle grinder to dish out the log a bit. It makes it a lot easier to hammer bowl shapes. The deeper you dish out, the deeper you can hammer stuff.

I use this technique on a lot of things. Right now I'm whacking out a lot of these as simple little Christmas gifts. I either weld a little hook on the back for wall mounting or some feet on it for the table top. People love them and they're simple. When I'm done whacking and welding I let them soak in a acid/water bath for a few hours and then set them out for a rust patina.

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Old 12-13-2012, 06:46 AM   #1124
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Very, very nice! Are you using muriatic acid? Diluted, I'm guessing?


I'm planning on doing the same with the current project I'm on, but haven't tried it yet...
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:50 AM   #1125
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Very, very nice! Are you using muriatic acid? Diluted, I'm guessing?


I'm planning on doing the same with the current project I'm on, but haven't tried it yet...
Correct, sir. Once you get into the hammering stuff, get your hands on some heavy copper. It's really fun stuff to work with. I use the acid bath on it as well, to get rid of the scale formed when you anneal the copper.

This one is actually mostly flat stock, but the nose and eyes and tongue are stump formed.
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