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1 hour ago, Grumpy Gaby said:

Delta, After making several rounds, do an about face and go the other way, you'll find twice the things!!!!!!!

That's a great idea!!!:D

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I have a couple of friends that I accuse of having been born in a grain bin--------being that it's hard to get them cornered into a corner.

Undoubtedly---------most all of the politicians were born in a grain bin!!:o:huh:

 

DD

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Anson, you could have had a nice anvil for your "new shed" if you had been at this auction in Sask. today. It was described as a 30 inch anvil and sold for $1800 Canadian.  Complete with wooden base. Shipping might be expensive on anvils though. :-) 

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On 4/18/2018 at 8:44 PM, Sledgehammer said:

You could cook over coal but the dust would be rough. Some tin foil would be in order for sure. I would wrap it several times. As for an Opossum on the dinner table......not me. I've seen way too many crawling out of the south end of a north facing creature of you get my drift. The infectious bite and needle teeth are another reason I would say no. 

Charcoal is burnt wood. Coal is an actual rock. You will get much more heat out of coal and certain types of coal are much cleaner burning sulfur wise. Blacksmithing coal is sourced only two places in the US and is very clean and pure. Mine originated in Pennsylvania. 

I thought the best coal (used for steel making) came from the powder river mines in Montana?

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50 minutes ago, BOBSIH856 said:

I thought the best coal (used for steel making) came from the powder river mines in Montana?

Blacksmithing coal and foundry or power plant firing coals are different to my understanding. The power plants scrub out the impurities.  I'm not sure about the foundries. Blacksmithing coal is pretty pure and a type that burns cleaner and hotter than others. I may have the spec sheet on what I bought somewhere.  

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2 hours ago, Loadstar said:

Anson, you could have had a nice anvil for your "new shed" if you had been at this auction in Sask. today. It was described as a 30 inch anvil and sold for $1800 Canadian.  Complete with wooden base. Shipping might be expensive on anvils though. :-) 

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Dang.....that is sweet looking. The larger the anvil the more $$ it will bring generally.    That looks like a Hay Budden by the overall shape. Probably 200lbs plus. 

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Well went and picked up the forge that was given today. Needs a little work! Sorry for extras, but can't delete them

 

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Thanks Sledgehammer! The blower works, and I cleaned out the stuff on top and found a factory cast iron  fire pit???? Just need to put new legs under it. Wife loved the ladle!

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3 minutes ago, Sledgehammer said:
25 minutes ago, Grumpy Gaby said:

Thanks Sledgehammer! The blower works, and I cleaned out the stuff on top and found a factory cast iron  fire pit???? Just need to put new legs under it. Wife loved the ladle!

That is a Chanpion 400 like Anson's. The box is a gear reduction to give you more revolutions per crank. I filled mine with corn head grease. It coats the gears well and turns to gear oil when warmed up. Just thick enough it doesn't leak too bad. The fire pit could have been a forge at one time. Looks like a cast fire pot underneath it. Looks like it has a trap door to drop the clinkers and ash. Can't tell by the pics where the air went in???  It may have moon lighted as something else after its days of warming metal. Never know....  still good to have :)

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I had an anvil about the size of the one pictured by Loadstar----------but it "walked off" several years ago.  Got a feeling it went to the scrap yard.  I had a black guy that kept stopping by wanting to haul scrap iron--------funny, but I haven't seen him since the anvil came up missing. I do still have the wood block------and have another slightly smaller anvil that I moved inside the  main shop.

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Grumpy your forge blower does look like the one Hammer has on order from me.

I bet a blower like that is worth at least a large brass steam whistle------that was most generous of the fellow to give the blower to you!!!:huh:<_<:D

 

DD

 

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5 hours ago, Sledgehammer said:

Blacksmithing coal and foundry or power plant firing coals are different to my understanding. The power plants scrub out the impurities.  I'm not sure about the foundries. Blacksmithing coal is pretty pure and a type that burns cleaner and hotter than others. I may have the spec sheet on what I bought somewhere.  

Todd, I've never used any coal from Montana's Powder River. I see lots and lots of carloads go by on mega size trains just about anytime I go downtown. It must be pretty fair for foundries, as those trains are headed to the west coast and onto China. Gary;)

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Now I can let the cat out of the bag. This past week has been our anniversary week. We went to see the movie The Apostle Paul on Tuesday, then had prime rib afterward. We only have it once a year, at the same place. Sharon couldn't eat all of hers. No "to go" box for me. (TracFone photo)

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Then a cousin of mine at Lewistown sent us flowers. Women love flowers.

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Then last night we went out to Montana City and had their yummy clam chowder. (No photo!) After we got home, we ate the cake Sharon bought us.

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The cake up close.

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This photo from 2015 is how I chose to get my wife of 55 years here with an IH Tractor on a Montana Farm. She's visiting with Farmall Kid as I was getting the binder ready to go cut our first "steam threshed crop." Gary... And the next 55 years should be easier?? :mellow:

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Keep on rolling Sharon and Gary-------congratulations!!!!

Note to Gary-------but be on your best behavior.  I don't think we are ever quite out of the woods with these women!!!

So far------so good down here in Mississippi.  We are coming up on 54 this summer.

I see the Bush's had been married 73 or 74 years-----quite an accomplishment.

 

DD

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Congratulations, and I hope there are many more in your future.

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Thanks for all of  your congrats, guys.

Driver 1, I was just about 20 and she was just about 19. This was two years before we got married.

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Her dad farmed with an IH Tractor on a Montana Farm. She liked the tractor from an early age.

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I am farming with her dad in this 1969 photo. My pretty new, 806 and his WD-9. I remember as a high schooler, occasionally driving by their farm (He farmed on both sides of the highway) and often she was the one out on his WD-9 working his ground. That WD-9 was also an IH Tractor on a Montana Farm. As was my 806. Gary;)

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PS: this is how close they lived and farmed, in relationship to the highway.

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4 hours ago, iowaboy1965 said:

I like the 57'? Fairlane convertible in the backround binder guy!

I'm famous for "the big ones that got away" iowaboy1965. I've never been able to keep a special car. I've just about always had to trade them on the next one. Pretty much in this order, in 1953: 1926 Model T Jalopy

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1954 Model TT Truck

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in 1957, 1955 Ford Victoria

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in 1958: 1956 Mercury Phaeton 4 dr ht

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1960 IH B-100 with 266 V-8 & 4 speed

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in 1959, 1957 Ford Starliner

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in 1961, 1962 Pontiac Catalina, TriPower 348 hp

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in 1963, Catalina no more TriPower as married man.

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in 1964 Catalina

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in 1967 Pontiac GTO 400 engine.

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1967 IH 1100 4X4 with custom cab

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1972 GMC Sierra Grande (best pickup I've ever owned), 1969 Buick, in Billings.

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in 1969, 1966 Corvette coupe, didn't have long.

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1969 IH 1200 4X4. I sold the Vette and bought the IH pickup and trailer.

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in 1972 Plymouth Fury. We called it our "Lemone" as it was too expensive to call a "lemon." But I worked for the Chrysler Plymouth dealer in Billings.

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1980 (Poor year to be buying a Bonneville diesel, right Anson?)

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(Somewhere between the Bonneville were several smaller cars. Chevrolet midsize (can't remember the model), Pontiac Grand Am, two Buick Century's, and the wife now has her Hyundai Sonata. I had a Chevy truck of about 1985, a Chevy midsize pickup, a 1989 Ford F-150 and inheriting my late father in-law's 1975 Ford F-100.)

1989 F-150 Ford, 1988 Buick Century,

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Whitefish photo of three Ford trucks in our lean-to.

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About 2002?: At Whitefish, Montana I bought my current 1995 Chevy 2500 4X4. This is my "last pickup." It has 117,000 miles and I think I can make to the end with this!

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Sharon's 2009 Hyundai, when she got it in 2008.

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They all got away from me, except the first car, iowaboy1965. I managed to hang onto these two vehicles. My first truck in 1954, a 1925 Model TT Ford, and my first car, the 1926 Model T Coupe. Had I been a fisherman, I could have probably talked about more big ones that got away? Gary:(

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PS: And these two (the two that didn't get away) still live at Silver Creek, with Mike's 1957 Chevy.

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Gee i like most of those cars a lot! Im younger but my first car was a 1950 Desoto coupe of all things. My buddie had a 55 ford fairlane and a 55 ford pickup. Soon as we had our permits we would beg his dad or one of his uncles to ride with us and drive one of em junkyard cruising or anywhere else we could think of. His dad had a 56 convertable that is still in the family. Buddie also had a couple 56 merc 2doors along the way. This was about 1980ish. Buddie had many more cool old fords along the way, i had a few as well but his folks were a lot more understanding in that regard lol. My one that didnt get away is the 68 mustang fastback that i have had since my junior year of highschool. Glad you got to keep the 2 early ones and love the pics of the rest. Espec all those up thru the plymouth.

Pic of mine looking a bit worse for wear but least its still mine.

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iowaboy1965, That's very respectable Mustang you have there. I always liked those fastbacks! The only thing you'd need to spiff up the ol' girl is a new rocker panel moulding!

My late cousin Fred bought the first 1964-1/2 Mustang that came into Lewistown Motors, when we were young adults. They had just washed, dried and parked it in the showroom, when he saw it and had to have it. It was maroon with a white top. He traded it for a new Chevy Impala in 1967. The Mustang was harder getting their expanding family into it comfortably. A kid saw that Mustang at the Chevy dealership. This wealthy man's son saw it and had to have it. His dad was out of town. He went and talked to his dad's banker and said, "You know if Dad was here, he'd buy that car for me." Reluctantly, the banker conceded and let the kid have the money for the Mustang. He washed it, filled it was gas and gathered up a bunch of his friends for a party to celebrate the "new car." They were headed up Spring Creek Road and he was going too fast around a curve. They rolled into Spring Creek and hit a huge rock outcropping. I can't remember how many kids were in that Mustang, but it seems like it was four? I don't know how many kids were killed anymore? But the new owner of the car and at least one or two others. It was mangled terribly. The banker lost his job and the dead boy's dad sued the bank as I recall? My mind has a hard time remembering all of the particulars in the fall of 1966.

Otherwise, I don't know a single thing tonight. I did grab this photo of the International Harvester truck assembly building in ca 1937. New D-30 Trucks being assembled here. Who knows? Maybe the D-30 I used to ride in at harvest time is in this picture? Gary;)

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