Forged a mounting bracket today

Bruno

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Today i forged a bracket for the exhaust of our mobile AC unit, and a chain link hookup for the hose. Not exactly something to win the 'blacksmith of the year' award but it works well and it's solid as a rock. And just as important: I turned a chore into a fun project.
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Bruno

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The hose has googly eyes because flexible tubes are nose eaters out for my youngest daughters nose. But with the eyes it can see how sweet she is and be her friend instead.

Because that's how we roll... :cool:
 

Mike Blue

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"I turned a chore into a fun project." Translation: I wasted time and materials. It qualifies as a fun project. LOL
 

verndahl

AKA tintin
Since blacksmithing is my new passion i have been doing similar projects around the house. (both for fun and practice) ex. making otherwise easily purchased items myself and also making them unnecessarily fancy.
Good job Bruno! (the googly eyes are a nice touch too :) )
 

Bruno

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"I turned a chore into a fun project." Translation: I wasted time and materials. It qualifies as a fun project. LOL
To be honest, i think i came out cheaper than any other approach. I made the bracket from a foot and a half of mild steel, the chain link from a piece of rebar and the eyelet on the hose from a piece of scrap.

Now about the time required.... :p
It was a full day project indeed
 

32t

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I was going to say that part of it looks like 2 layers but after a second look it looks like he cheated and used an arc welder. :)
 

Bruno

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I was going to say that part of it looks like 2 layers but after a second look it looks like he cheated and used an arc welder. :)
Which part? I used an arc welder to weld the semicircle to the body because it wouldn't fit in my forge like that for forge welding.
 

32t

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If you had forge welded it you would have had 2 layer mild carbon.

You could have put another layer in the middle and had San mai!
 
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