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B. Norris

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  1. Today it has been proven that the effectivness of an angle-grinder is significantly improved when the machine is plugged in...

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      B. Norris

      Try to cultivate that little voice in the back of your head. You know, the one that says "If I'm not together enough that this is a problem, what am I doing in the shop?"

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  2. Hey, quick question... What steel would be best to use for a crossbow prod? I know most would probably work ok if it is given a proper spring temper, but I am looking for something a little more specific.

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      B. Norris

      Do you have the capabilities to achieve Bainite instead of Martensite?

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  3. Would muriatic acid work for Hamon or pattern etching?

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      B. Norris

      No, it is too strong. Weak acids: very dilute ferric chloride, lemon juice, and vinegar work better. Multiple cycles, cleaning oxides off, between, are necessary.

  4. Quick question about leatherworking: does the thread have to be any special, extra-tough thing? Or will plain sowing thread work?

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      B. Norris

      Waxed linen is the standard. Linen does not stretch like synthetics and is very strong.

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  5. Second "required" Saturday at work, with another one probable next weekend. When am I going to finish the commission that's due in a week?

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      B. Norris

      Hopefully but, there is just no way it will be finished in time.

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  6. The heat treating turned into a how much can a sword bend contest.

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      B. Norris

      What sword? The Serpent? Hopefully you can win the bending contest!

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