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Douglas W.

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About Douglas W.

  • Birthday 06/18/1974

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    WillowGrove PA
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    Pre 74 Mopar cars. Generally anything Sharp and pointy.
    Japanese Culture.
    Furry four legged animals.

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  1. Okay, now I feel like an even bigger idiot for wondering why a portaband would be better then a regular upright? Obviously its portable, but I really can't see taking it any where and wouldn't an upright be better for making more consistent cuts? Or is it the fact that you could cut more angles with the portaband?
  2. I got $400 in gift cards to Lowes I have a KMG grinder, so belt sander wise I am good, do they have any good band saws for steel? I also have a good 4 1/2 angle grinder. What do you find yourself using the most that you'd be able to get at a place like Lowes?
  3. Well if you want to show her what practice can do for drawing. Go to http://covers.mokuton.com/Ah%21%20My%20Goddess%20Manga%20Covers/ The artist is KĊsuke Fujishima a Japanese manga artist. Each link is the cover of a book and you can see how much his style changes in between. Its really obvious how much he improved between books. Not the example you were looking for, but the first thing that hit me when you mentioned gaining drawing skills because I remember seeing the first cover after seeing cover 36 and thinking no way is this the same guy even though I knew it was. On
  4. I've read many different threads from different forums but that only confused me more. I bought a KMG a month ago and am ready to by a motor and VFD. I've been to the local rebuilder once and goofed on pulley size and forgot to mention I prefer a dial for speed control. I'll probably stop by again this week and want to narrow down what I'm looking for. Maybe you can see if I've overlooked a requirement or something thats "just nice to have" I'm aiming for 3 horsepower. I'll start out with a list of what I "think" I know. Before you can pick the motor you want you need
  5. Amazing. Every aspect compliments each other so well.
  6. That looks like a whole pile of challenges there. Looks beautiful great work!
  7. Hmmm I replied to this the other day but it either vanished on I had trouble submitting it. Its such an easy explination, that I wonder how I did not realize it myself. Guess some people have a tendancy to over think, and make things more complicated then they really are. As soon as I read "So, would you rather have a square yard of 2" thick wool that weighs 6 pounds, or a square yard of 1" thick wool that weighs 8 pounds? " my perspective cleared right up.
  8. Looking for insulating materials to make a heat treat forge I am running into things like 2 inch thick 6# density inswool for just slightly more then 1 inch 8# density. How do these compare? Does it mean the 2inch think doesn't provide the insulating power as the one inch even tough its twice as thick?
  9. I was actually thinking of something similar as a gift to my buddy Joe whos a firefighter but I was figuring on leaving the tang beefy enough on the spine to be able to stick it in a drill press and cut out a section for an automatic center punch.
  10. Amazing contrast on the hamon.
  11. Douglas W.

    JS Blades

    Those are all really beautiful. Congratulations.
  12. Wow John you get an amazing hamon no matter what steel your working with.
  13. Thats one mighty fine looking hammer. Nice broad face and the handle angle is pretty nice too!
  14. Never thought about setting the propane tank in water before. I saw some one do something similar once with freon tanks. I forget the reasoning behind it. What is the little pocket for at the tip of the saya? Thanks for sharing the process.
  15. Some very cool patterns and the polish is looking great so far.
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