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2009Posted by Love Geiger Fri, October 09, 2009 08:28:14

Well it’s been a while since I posted anything here so I thought I'd give you an update from our shop..

Fall is upon us in Sweden and this is the time where it’s starting to get cozy in the workshop there’s nothing quite like enjoying a cup of good strong coffee and a pipe whilst looking out on the rain and thinking to yourself how blessed you are doing what you love in a nice and heated environment...

After moving to Olseröd over 4 years ago we got acquainted with the village smithy Helmer Malm..And quickly found we had many common interests so to speak.

Helmer took over the blacksmithing workshop from his father and has run it for 60 years..He is just filled with knowledge and one of those humble characters that never brags about his skills but the more you get to know him the more you understand the depth of it..He is one of the old school guys who can do pretty much anything with a piece of steel: Welding, turning, fraising, hot forging, cold forging... you name it and Helmer can do it.

He has been helping us with smaller improvements for our workshop and a while back I asked him if he would build a new belt sander for us to replace my homemade one..Belt sanders for pipe making are special in that they do not have backing and run at very slow speeds so that you can hold your hand behind the belt to aid you in finish sanding pipes..Machines like that cannot bought commercially and has to be custom made like so many tools of our trade.

After sketching what I had in mind and discussing it with Helmer he went to work and a few weeks back his part of the job was done.

Now it stands here waiting for our electrician to install frequency modulation for speed control a dust collecting system and a little paint…I can nearly wait… I love custom made tools.

In other news I am working on making a new webpage wich is something I've wanted to do for a long time. It will have a lot of features our current one lacks the ability to add video footage of our pipes amongst others..I still have lots to do before it is finished but already feel it will be a great improvement..

Heres a little teaser:

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