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Volume 17 - Page 7 of 13 March 4, 2000
4th Annual Dan Boone Hammerfest - Continued
nick vincent Nick Vincent of Nathan's Forge was here for the second year in a row. Nick has a production hardware business and always has some tricks to show off.

Here he is forging the jaw offset for a small pair of tongs. When you have a fast Kuhn power hammer tong making is much easier!

We last covered Nick at the 1999 Boone Hammerfest in the 10th Edition of the NEWS space

Ball on a rod How many times have we had to do THIS?

Nick showed us a slick trick. A 5/8" Heavy Hex Nut was forced on a 1/2" rod. It was just a snug enough fit that it probably wrecked the threads in the nut. Then it was heated and forged in a 3/4" ball die. It takes longer the explain it than to do it! I expect this could be done in the middle of a bar too. The nut is not welded on but the threads mash into the bar and vise versa so that this is a very tight fit. It would probably weld on if you had a welding heat. Slick trick!

High Tech is Here to Stay

These hinge blanks are laser cut by the hundreds. The hinge loops rolled on a Donald Streeter type bender. The MIG welds are on the back and then the hinges are heated in the forge and dressed.

Page 10, Boone Hammerfest Continues

Page 8, Spring Fling
Page 9, Batson Symposium

Nick, you'll be indexed under Streeter again!
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