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Gerald Boggs

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  1. Gerald Boggs

    Box truck workshop

    If you want to take a look up close at farrier's rigs, find the next farrier competition in your area. The one in my area is held at the county fair and there might be 30 rigs set up and working. Not many, but a few work with coke. Mind you, in my area, they're called Horseshoers
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    A forged Field Hunter

    Nice knife, but please education me. I don't hunt, so have no idea what makes this a Field Hunter or for that matter, what is a Field Hunter. Did a short search on the net and didn't find an answer.
  3. Gerald Boggs

    Box truck workshop

    If gas is OK, farrier rig
  4. Gerald Boggs

    Stock removal class.

    Just in the quest for a common language. Heat treatment is the term for the entire process: annealing/normalizing, heating, quenching, and tempering. :-)
  5. Gerald Boggs

    Which hammer for me?

    You disappoint me
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    Which hammer for me?

    Hammer source. https://www.hammersource.com/Blacksmithing-Hammers-and-Tongs/ This one is 2.2 lbs, center balance and in my opinion, an excellent hammer for someone to start with. I still use this style, except a little larger. https://www.hammersource.com/Blacksmithing-Hammers-and-Tongs/Picard-1000-gm-2.2-lb.-DIN-1041-Machinists-Hammer-with-14-wood-handle/
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    Axe question.

    It only needs a punch and drift.
  8. Gerald Boggs

    Axe question.

    http://www.wayfarerforge.com/forginganAxe.html
  9. Gerald Boggs

    Okay yes this is going to be a DUMB question

    Don't you own a hacksaw?
  10. Gerald Boggs

    What did you do in your shop today?

    I thought you folks went metric. Shouldn't that be 378.541 liters?
  11. Gerald Boggs

    White Balance

    White Balance, I've posted about this before, but think it important enough to bear repeating. Let me be clear, I'm a photography novice. However, since I earn my living based on what my photos convey, I've had to learn a little. My problems started when I began selling on Amazon. Up to this point, I had been using the auto setting on my camera and shooting outside in natural settings with good results. However, Amazon requires the main photo to be either a white or neutral background. Much to my disappointment, no matter how much or what type of lighting I used, I couldn't get a good photo. I've since learned that without setting your white balance, you will never get a good photo. So if you've been taking photos and wondering why they're kind of dark and the white looks a bit gray, this is why. Hopes this helps.
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    White Balance

    Last round on the white balance. Up to now, I haven't worried too much about lighting quality, but since I needed to take some work photos, I set up my light box. Here's the box in it's stored state. Here's the photo of the gray card for setting my white balance, and the photo afterwards. This is about as close to how the knife looks in life as I can get. Leaving the settings as they are, switched to a blue background. Like as has already been said: If I want to get anything better, then I'm going to have to start learning to use some photo software.
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    While looking at headhunter blades

    While looking at headhunter blades, come across this art site, not many blades, but lots of heads. I had no idea of the creative carving that went into displaying their trophies. http://www.tribalartasia.com/Tribal Art Asia Dayak Tribe/Tribal-Art-Dayak-Tribe.html
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    While looking at headhunter blades

    Not surprising, a lot of the carved skulls are Dayak's.
  15. Gerald Boggs

    While looking at headhunter blades

    It was the carvings on the skulls I liked
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    While looking at headhunter blades

    Hard to say without artifacts, but I'm guessing these folks had iron for a long time. I'm only into something to the extent that I might be able to make money off it :-)
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    While looking at headhunter blades

    Here's the blade that got me started looking. It's from the northeastern Indian state of Nagaland
  18. Gerald Boggs

    White Balance

    Think of it as a quest :-) Sure sounds like it.
  19. Gerald Boggs

    White Balance

    Finally thought to read at my card's instructions, the only mention it makes of the white and black cards, are for when post processing for RAW shooters "The white and black cards are to set black and white points (such as in the Photoshop levels control) if you use them."
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    White Balance

    Tried the white card as custom setting. First photo is the gray card and the second is white. Again, daylight, north side in the shade. Didn't change anything else, as the quality wasn't important. You can see difference in the photos, I'll have to play and see which I like the most.
  21. Gerald Boggs

    White Balance

    Saw the bit with the photo and missed this. Not sure I understand this " It has a function for white balancing based upon sampling a portion of the picture of your choice. That is what I use the gray card for." Are you taking an photo of the gray card and having the program use it as a white balance? I had read that some programs will do that, one example I remember was a sporting event with harsh lighting, and the photographer wanted to maintain a fast shutter speed. So the first photo was his gray card and then he used that to batch set all the events photos. The Rebel has a custom white balance option in the second menu page. I still have to set to custom in light source.
  22. Gerald Boggs

    White Balance

    Nope, the gray card. I have a white card and should give it a try. But I've just been following the instructions for setting white balance and all say to use the gray.
  23. Gerald Boggs

    White Balance

    Thanks, between using a piece of drift wood and a sheet of leather, it's hard to keep the little bits off the board. One of these days, I'll start using the software to improvement my photos, in the meantime, I'll keep working on improving my skills with the camera :-) So I did a little playing this morning with the white balance. Here's several photos, all outside in the shade on the north side of the shop. It's about 50/50 sun and cloud. 1. No gray card and the setting is auto. 2. Gray card, exposure at zero 3. Gray card, exposure at +2 As you can see, even with the gray card, the camera is having a hard time with all the white. I have read that what looks white to the eye, isn't white to the camera, so that may be the issue.
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    Tempering, I'm confused....

    Since Jerrod appears to be willing to let us bend his ear :-) (thank you for your forbearance) Could you explain work hardening and stress?
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