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Hi Bob, I am looking at the Reeder Grinders and saw you have one. Have you come across anything you'd do different looking back? thanks much!
I started to write comments on the grinder, but this messaging system limits me to 420 characters. If you want to discuss this in detail, how you send me an email and we can talk in more detail.
Please do not send me ANYTHING. Save the money on postage/stickers/hats/etc. Use it to fight for our rights instead!!
I have been working on my first forge and was intrigue by your description of Vulcan's Chariot. What I have built was a 3 burner in an old beer keg. I was looking for info on a PID setup when I ran across your post here but unfortunately the pics you put with the post do not load. I would be interested in the wiring and set up of the system.
Thanks for any help
Nate Anglin
I've registered to say thank you for your titanium damascus experiments. I've been looking for information for years and your tries and efforts are the most informative to me,I've learned a lot. Can you please tell me,will I achieve success if I arc/mig weld the canister with titanium sheets inside? I've seen you TIG-welding them,but,unfortunately,I have no TIG in my shop.
I have mig welded some sheets in a can and forged them to a billet. you have to really minimize oxygen as any surface oxidation kills the weld. the next time I weld some in a can it will be with an argon gas flow through the billet to chase out oxygen. Basically a pipe welded to the can with a hole to allow argon flow.
Thank you for the reply,sir
White corundum use, brown corundum use, glass beads, steel shot useYou can consult me about sandblasting
Hi Gene...I'm finally making some headway...You'll be the second in line to get one of these. (the sheath maker's gonna make me a few sheaths for one of these in trade.) I hope to be starting on handles this week...

Thanks so much for your patience!
Gene Kimmi
Gene Kimmi
No problem. I'm just glad to see you able to get back into it. And I can already tell it will be worth the wait!