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    Forging a 110-ton ingot at the Homestead Steel Works of the Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corporation. April, 1952.

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    so..where do you buy a ingot that size, I wasthinking on whittleing out a entire car from one.

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    That is a pretty big bicycle chain they got.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marksbug View Post
    so..where do you buy a ingot that size, I wasthinking on whittleing out a entire car from one.
    The more important question, actually 2 questions. 1, what do you haul it home with? 2, how do you keep it HOT on the way home?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hemmjo View Post
    ....2, how do you keep it HOT on the way home?
    110 tons, It is going to take a while to cool off. and just remember, 1/2 hr delivery or the ingot is free.

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    I have a heat gun & chizzell ready to go.crap I need a bigger hammer.

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    Just coincidentally I ran across this vid showing this process now
    some very impressive vehicles

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    Not to mention among two staged settings, one guy in a cap working, compared to half a dozen standing around, 30' away in hardhats....
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    ...we'll learn more by wandering than searching...

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    Wheel and axle machine. Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corporation. McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania. July, 1948.

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    Nice safety squints.
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