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Because it's already Christmas somewhere in the world!!!

I'd just like to thank everybody who participates on this forum for the amazing amount of knowledge, kindness, and grown up civility that I see on this site every day! It really is a haven amongst all of the other forums.

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Merry Christmas to all.  
Steve thanks for starting this forum.  I have enjoyed learning a lot and keeping up with all the info.  The camaraderie is great.  Along the way, I have met a really nice forum members And started wonderful new friendships.  It is a wonderful way to enjoy my coffee in the morning.

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Merry Christmas!  I agree with everything Kathy (ChattyKathy) said!  
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I would also like to wish all members a Very Merry Christmas you are a wonderful group of people.
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Merry Christmas, Happy Solstice to all.  It is great getting to know all you folks that share this quirky addiction.  
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Merry Christmas, Happy Solstice to all.  It is great getting to know all you folks that share this quirky addiction.  


Quirky is right....Here I am wishing a very Merry Christmas to all my...invisible...friends, lol!!  Thank you all for a really enjoyable year of sharing!  Looking forward to a whole New Year of fun ;-)


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Merry Christmas, VSM friends!
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Merry Christmas!  Thank you all for sharing your knowledge, talents, and expertise.  I have learned so much from this forum and am very grateful for this group's online camaraderie.
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Really appreciate everyone and may 2020 bring us all health and prosperity!! Got the Dürkopp back out and will try again!!!
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Happy Christmas everyone, and good wishes for 2020.
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Santa loves me!
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Ok, I can't figure out what that thing in the upper left corner is......

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The little brass device is called a gas saver in its for an oxy acetylene torch. The little tower is a tiny pilot light. The idea is you don't have to turn off your handle settings every time you wanna shut off the torch. You just set the torch down on the arm, it shuts off the flow, you pick it up, touch it to the pilot, and you're right back to where you were.
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Thank you.  I was going to ask, but thought I'd let someone else beat me to it.  :-)

How often, and for what, do you use an oxyacetylene torch?  That's a powerful tool!

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Merry Christmas to all!  I don't feel as though I've contributed much to the forum this year -- I've had a hard year due to low back pain, but I was able to travel to Arkansas and Oklahoma to see my sisters.  Then, my oldest sister's husband passed away at age 86 last week.  Makes for a tough holiday for her, and there's no way I am able physically to go back to Oklahoma now. 

Again, Merry Christmas everyone!  Take care of yourselves and stay young if you can! lol!

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How often, and for what, do you use an oxyacetylene torch?  That's a powerful tool!


In my armoring world, a lot.  Anyplace where ancient smiths would forge weld, we tend to be lazy and gas weld.  (we justify it with "if they had it they would have used it" lol)  I also use my Oxy/Actl setup with a rosette heating tip for hot forming of sheet steel (replaces the use of my coal/coke burning forge)  Having to reset the mixture each cycle is a PAIN.  This eliminates that need.

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Paul wanders off looking for the Medieval Sweatshop Forum... :-)
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Paul wanders off looking for the Medieval Sweatshop Forum... :-)


http://www.crimsonforge.com

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http://www.crimsonforge.com


Very cool!!

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Belated Merry Christmas and an early Happy New Year!

I wish you a hopeful Christmas
I wish you a brave new year
All anguish, pain, and sadness
Leave your heart and let your road be clear
They said there'll be snow at Christmas
They said there'll be peace on earth
Hallelujah, Noel be it heaven or hell
The Christmas we get we deserve
__ Greg Lake

I don't make it on to the forums regularly, but I do read all the emailed posts. I can't find it at the moment, but someone posted a treatise on the 319W needle issue and a workaround. Now I am on the hunt for a green one. [rolleyes] I just missed out on one the other day. It was on the FB market place for $45. I messaged and they said I could see it that afternoon. I got off work and headed that way, on the way they messaged and said it had gone to a thrift store in town instead. Thrift store wants $250 for it. They can keep it.

Aaron [cool]

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The little brass device is called a gas saver in its for an oxy acetylene torch. The little tower is a tiny pilot light. The idea is you don't have to turn off your handle settings every time you wanna shut off the torch. You just set the torch down on the arm, it shuts off the flow, you pick it up, touch it to the pilot, and you're right back to where you were.


Now that is pretty neat. I have a couple of oxy-acetylene torches, primarily for demolition work. My favorite one is the 72" extended one. I haul that one out and people ask why I need it, I always tell them I don't want to be near anything that might explode if I am cutting it. [wink][rofl]

In reality, it is for extending reach during the demolition of large factory fittings, it works especially well if you are in a crane basket a hundred feet up. [eek]

Aaron [cool]

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My feelings are like so many of you. This forum is part of my life and
feel friendship and knowledge. every time I read.. Although I haven’t met
anybody in person I can feel the love and concern to help if needed.

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF US. !

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