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  1. All: It's been about two years since the death of my father. He died unexpectedly and suddenly. Him and I were working on our jointly owned boat in Cordova, Ak and he got a stomach ache. A few days later he was diagnosed with stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer. Ten days later he died. We had a few days to say goodbye. The very last beer I shared with my Dad was sitting on the flying bridge of his Boat in what was going to be his retirement home in Florida. I asked him what he wanted done at his funeral. In my Dad's characteristic humor he said he wanted me to build a Viking shi
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  2. When the smoker door catches the cord for the meat thermometer and yanks the turkey out of the smoker. If no one else saw it hit the ground, did it really happen?
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  3. It has a little surface rust on if from people trying to finger the pattern but that won't affect the way it chops wood.
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  4. Yep. Wrought iron is the original composite material. It's made from nearly pure iron shot through with iron silicate slag fibers. The original method (bloomery forge) did this naturally. After full industrialization came in, they would replicate it by tossing a cast iron billet (a "pig") into a reverberatory furnace full of molten slag and raking it around until it was both decarburized and was thoroughly mixed with the slag. This process was called "puddling." The resulting ball (also called a bloom) then got squished, rolled, and forged to remove most of the slag and to make sure the
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  5. Thank you Alan!!!! It was an extremely fun project....I hope it serves me well for many years to come.
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  6. Only if someone asks while picking dirt (or in my case, dog hair) out of their teeth.....
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  7. This time, Germanic hinged buckles from the first centuries AD and also a Germanic tomb set in production: knife,belt end, scissors, four-piece buckle, firestarter, spear.
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  8. New member first post so don’t beat me up too bad. I’ve been welding 50 years since I was 12. Made my own go cart frame using rebar and a lawn mower it was bad. Bad bad not badass bad. I learned to weld for real at 14 in FFA loved it been making stuff ever since. Own 3 welders now, Red AC cracker box, 120 volt CO2/Argon mig wire and a TIG/DC. All red except for my blue 875 plasma cutter. Of course got a couple of the oxy-acety torch’s. My opinion using my propane forge, a good #5 welding lense should be fine for an acetylene torch or forge. A #10 is more for stick and wire (ARC) welding.
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  9. Gerhard, I learned one very important thing a couple of months ago. I watched an interview of Tony Bose on YouTube, and the guy asked him how long he takes to make a single blade folding knife. Tony said he takes three days average. Now he is considered to be the best slipjoint maker alive. I always thought a single blade can be made in a day, two days max. After watching that video I slowed everything down and my quality jumped to a new level. To make a good knife means taking the time to do everything right, right from the first step. So my advice: don't rush it.
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  10. Some silver would look really nice as a spacer too! Looking really good man. Cant wait to see it finished.
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  11. The pointy moss does work better. I just hope whoever buys it understands just how finicky the process of making it was!
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