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Dan Kaschner

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About Dan Kaschner

  • Birthday 08/05/1954

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    Minneapolis, MN
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    Bladesmithing, blacksmithing, woodworking, leather work, computers and computer programming.

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  1. Wow. Looks like beautiful weather. Just perfect. Vicky and I wish we could be there bright and early tomorrow morning. On so many levels it would be wonderful to be able to be there. Dan
  2. Sad post today. Vicky and I were looking forward to visiting with all our friends in October but we have to cancel. 4 weeks ago my youngest son Mike, was diagnosed to brain cancer, an astrocytoma. He had surgery and now we start treatment, chemo and radiation. The hammer-in will be at the end of phase one of the treatment. Mike is our total focus now. We need to be here for him. Sorry to miss everyone. God willing, Mike will be coming to next year's hammer-in with us (he loves to forge with me). Please keep Mike in your prayers. Go Bless...
  3. Cool. Vicky and I are fired up. Looking forward to seeing everyone! It been a while.
  4. Sweet! Going to book flights and hotel this week. Thanks Alan. Dan & Vicky Kaschner
  5. For what it's worth, my wife and I prefer early October.
  6. Wow. My wife and I would definitely be interested. We would love to fly or drive down from Minnesota! Dan
  7. Thanks Alan. Kinda why I was asking. The chrome had me wondering. Just as an aside. Vicky and I miss seeing you and all our friends in Tennessee, especially Ron and Phyllis. We've been looking for an excuse to make the trip. A hammer-in sure would be fun. Thanks again Buddy. Sorry to diverge from the thread.
  8. Alan, not to hijack this thread, but would you happen to have an idea as to how well 6150 welds up with 15n20 in a billet? Looking at the analysis I am thinking it might etch dark like 1084. Just thinking here...
  9. Rest well Brother. You will be sorely missed.
  10. Chris, Vicky and I are thinking of you.
  11. I use EvapoRust for tools/grinder. Planning on using it on the black rust that has crept up on my sons battle axe also. Dan
  12. Just a little something that has always kind of been in the back of my mind. I tend to like the least complicated solutions and to me religion seems way more complicated than just discouraging grave-robbers. Of course, doesn't fully explain the 'killed' swords found at the bottom of bogs and river bottoms. Anyway, didn't mean to distract from the jist of this thread. Scott thanks for posting the link. Very interesting. I love reading about finds of old blacksmith tooling and of course the addition of a sword doesn't hurt at all. :-)
  13. Just a thought, and definitely not intended to start any major discourse and/or hijack this thread... I know 'killing' the sword is referenced often as a ritualistic / spiritual thing, but I sometime wonder if there isn't an easier explanation (seems everything in archeology is somehow related to 'religion')... could it be that they just wanted to discourage grave robbers? 'Sword is no good for a sword, no use stealing it'... seems pretty practical to me. 'I don't want my loved-ones possessions looted.' Like I said, just a thought I have had bouncing around for a while... seemed like a good place to get others opinions
  14. Talked with Ron about earlier today. He and Phyllis are in our hearts and prayers. Phyllis and Ron are two of the best people I have ever met. Please pray for them in your own way.
  15. Deker, I hear ya... it pains me but given the size of my one-man shop it needs to go to a good home. An anvil like this deserves to be used. It will make someone real happy. :-) The prices of anvils all over has skyrocketed over that time. Not really looking to make anything on this. As I recall that is about what I paid originally. Probably more when I add in shipping. Good to hear you like your OWA too... haven't talked to anyone that had anything but good to say about their 2 horn classic. Thanks for your thoughts. Talk to you soon, Dan
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