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A Quick Set of Crucible Tongs (Lifter)

A Quick Set of Crucible Tongs (Lifter)
Needed to make a pair for an A6, so a few feet of 1/8" X 1" flat stock, scrap 1" 3/4 and some 2 1/4", with some black 1/2" pipe I was able to weld up these in a few hours. Most of the time was spent measuring and determining the width and placements of the rounded side fingers. They are held together with a 5/16" bolt and some washers for spacer between the sides. I purposely left this a bit loose to allow some play since without any, the units fit very snug to the crucible and you do want to allow for expansion. All I have left to do is add a chain and hook about 3/4" up the handles so it can be locked while lifting but easily taken off to release the crucible, and a couple larger washers added/welded on top of the handles to prevent your...
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Game of Thrones In Real Life.

Game of Thrones In Real Life.
I frequent alot of various places on the internet. The collective. The HIVE. Today, like just about any other day I was doing my "social network newspaper" thing and came across a situation that well, happens alot. I can probably be vague but this time, no. Not alot anyways.   One of my newer (like a decade newer, remember time doesnt hold the same meaning for me as some of you) pet genre's I follow for inspiration and creative outlets, "Steampunk" has this thing that happens from time to time and to the casual observer you'd just write it off as typical high-school politics. Same people, same implied offenses, and the same societal mud slinging and calls-to-rally. I was the one years ago who made the mistake of thinking for a minute that any group could be bereft of such pettiness. (sigh)   I've since become accustomed to just smelling the...
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Voices On The Wind...

Voices On The Wind...
I added a video/music library section to Historic Origins Studios, and it's by no means complete yet. I have a hundred or more playlists to sort out and (groan) categorize. Enjoy, and feel free to log on to the site and poke around. You might just get hooked and slowly realize, Facebook, on so many levels, sucks and I do not. Yes, part of it is definitely self serving- It made it easy to keep Historic Origins Studios (The website) up in my shop and keep my music rolling- a needed component in my work.
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