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  1. Hope you're able to straighten it out.
  2. JPH ......... Strange that they would flag you for selling the same items thousands of others are selling everyday. Is it possible it's because of a prohibited item you bought from someone else? Also, in your original post you say your account was closed ".......due to the fact that I am selling dangerous weapons which is in violation of their no firearms, firearms accessories or ammunition sales......" I don't see any reference to weapons in the letter from PayPal you copied and posted. I am not sure, but appears that "PayPal's Acceptable Use Policy. 221_reason13" re
  3. JPH, what exactly were you selling that induced PayPal to claim you were selling "dangerous weapons" and close your account? Was it for something other than the knives and swords you show on your website?
  4. yes, meant Albert........ like watching a magician J
  5. The artisan in the DICTUM video reminds me of Sheffield blade forger Wes Craven - they make it look so easy. In this last video it's amazing how simple it appears to forge weld on a piece of high carbon steel for the cutting edge - all by hand. Saludos J
  6. Nice work Aiden. Maybe you've seen this video already...... if not, very inspiring. Saludos J
  7. Hey JPH. Really nice! Like the copal. Any progress on the JJ Perret Art of the Cutler translation? Saludos J
  8. https://www.japansociety.org/page/programs/gallery/when-practice-becomes-form-carpentry-tools-from-japan As its first exhibition upon reopening to the public, Japan Society is pleased to present When Practice Becomes Form: Carpentry Tools from Japan. Opening on the tenth anniversary of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, the exhibition celebrates the resilient spirit of Japanese architecture and craftsmanship through woodworking tools, architectural patterns, and models. Featuring a variety of hand tools and wooden models reflecting joinery techniques that have been used for hundreds
  9. Alex; Natlek over on bladeforums.com has started building a dedicated surface belt grinder (as opposed to an attachment for an existing belt grinder). You can check it out here...... https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/diy-surface-belt-grinder.1782558/ Saludos J
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. Nice John! we must have used the same CAD drawings for our grinders. Parts cut with laser or waterjet? J JDWARE KNIVES
  14. 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
  15. Great - at last! Also great that someone with JPH's knowledge and experience is involved with the project. J
  16. 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
  17. There're the good ideas! Gracias J JDWARE KNIVES
  18. BUMP. Any suggestions where else to look? thanks J
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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.
  22. Let me try this again:
  23. 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
  24. nice video (can't figure out how to embed video though) edit: aah that's better
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