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  1. Gerhard, it took me two tries to finally quit for good. Both times were unplanned and began while sick in bed for a few days, not smoking at all. I figured, hey, three days without a smoke - why not take advantage of this head start in the process and just stop altogether? The single most helpful thing I found was to replace the smoking with something positive. In my case it was an exercise program. Can't say I don't sometimes miss a smoke. My wife smokes, but only a couple of cigarettes after dinner. I just don't have the ability to do that - I know that for me, one or
  2. Any updates on this project? J
  3. Over the years there have been a few references on the forum to this tool museum in France. Here's a link to a photo album - One hundred and fifty-nine images of the exhibits.
  4. Conner, there's a thread here on Bladesmithsforum where Tomas Rucker does a WIP on a big bowie using a hand held angle grinder (the blade is held by a welder's magnet in a vise) The video links are dead, but there are a couple of photos. Tomas did some beautiful work with very little equipment. here's the page https://www.bladesmithsforum.com/index.php?/topic/19492-big-bowie-wip/ Saludos J JDWARE KNIVES
  5. Nice John! we must have used the same CAD drawings for our grinders. Parts cut with laser or waterjet? J JDWARE KNIVES
  6. Wouldn't call it a crazy idea........this was my first grinder - 1978 or so. 1 HP Baldor Buffer (1725 rpm) 8" x 2" serrated rubber contact wheel; back stand idler; fabricated work rest and platen setups. It used to be oriented differently on the worktable, so I could access the "platen" from the end of the table without reaching over the contact wheel - it's only in sitting place for this photo. Saludos J JDWARE KNIVES
  7. Great - at last! Also great that someone with JPH's knowledge and experience is involved with the project. J
  8. Finally repaired. I had a local "tornero" make a new screwbox. Used a key to keep it from spinning. Works well. Thanks for all the suggestions. Saludos J JDWARE KNIVES
  9. There're the good ideas! Gracias J JDWARE KNIVES
  10. BUMP. Any suggestions where else to look? thanks J
  11. I'm searching for a screw box for a 4" leg vise of unknown manufacture. The old one cracked, and was misplaced by the guy who was supposed to repair it. I live in Mexico and these kinds of things are near impossible to find (for sale anyway). I can have it shipped to family in Philadelphia where I will pick it up. the screw is about 1 and 1/8" outside diameter. Not too concerned with appearance, just need a fix. Saludos J
  12. To me, it's not really such a provocative question. There's just not a simple answer. Tell ten people you make "hand made knives", and each person will probably have a different image in their mind of what that means. At least a few will assume that it means made without "machines"...... whatever a machine is. To some people even a brace and bit is a machine; to some a hand held electric drill is a machine; to some a drill press is a machine; to some only a computer controlled waterjet or EDM is a machine. Ask ten knifemakers what "hand made" means and you'll get ten different answe
  13. not sure what happened. The initial log in went OK. Then when I hit submit, i was asked for my user name and one of those boxes appeared asking to type in the displayed words to prove I was a human (with excellent vision). Like you, I dislike upgrades that supposedly make it easier and more "intuitive" to use the familiar, and already easy to use, software.
  14. Let me try this again:
  15. just posted to videos. I logged on, but for some reason i'm listed as a guest. Not able to edit the post at all. Would also like to properly embed the visdeo
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