First firing for Geordi the Forge, he's as competent as his namesake! Many thanks to my actual blacksmith daughter for tips and tricks of the trade!
December 18, 2016 (7:55 pm)
I made a stitching awl to repair a broken zipper. Bonus points to anyone who can tell me what I made it from.
Well, at least allergy season is over.
I finished my engine driven welder and started welding up my scrap iron anvil! The welder works well and seems to be able to push rods as large a 3/16″. It’s build with the engine from a 1946 Austin Dorset and a 250 amp high-output Ford alternator.
In order to get my engine driven welder working I needed an 8″ diameter multi-groove pulley to drive the alternator. Rather than buy one I decided to see if I could investment cast one starting from a 3D printed PLA part. Guess what? It worked!