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Brian Dougherty

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About Brian Dougherty

  • Birthday July 11

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    West Central Indiana, USA
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    Just about anything that lets me work with my hands.

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  1. My thoughts were along the lines of Joshua's. Between services like Venmo, and the fact that most web service hosting companies will provide an ecommerce solution for you, I think you can probably flip PayPal the bird and move on. I'm not sure who does your hosting, but as I understand it, square space will provide the ecommerce tools and take care of the credit card transaction. I'm not a fan of anti-trust laws, but it seems like ebay requiring that you use paypal, which is another product of theirs, is a violation of them.
  2. The rose is great, but that entire knife... ...holy crap!
  3. Anvil prices vary greatly with location, and that one is is pretty bad shape. Around my parts it would probably be in the $50-75 range, and even that much would probably require finding a relatively uneducated buyer. Sorry if that isn't what you were hoping for. Someone else may disagree with me @Alan Longmire what would cause the plate to "Extrude" over the edge like this?
  4. It's about the right size and shape for a barber's hone, but I don't think I've ever seen one backed like that. Is that a notch in the yellow that goes all the way across? If so. I'd bet it is a barber's hone that cracked so somebody bonded it to a backer to keep using it.
  5. Yeah, I agree. That's pretty cool.
  6. Well, there are a great many options that you have. Congrats on getting this far, but it might be a good time to hit the pause button and design/decide on your target pattern. It is a real bummer when you are shooting from the hip at the forge, and realize that you've just forged something down too thin to create the pattern you want. I've made that mistake quite a few times Most of my W's end up as a mosaic, but accordion cuts yield similar results. Mosaics are a little riskier, but the accordion cuts produce a lot of waste material. (You can make some neat mosaics out of th
  7. Congrats! You do have a lot of steel there
  8. I first read this without looking at who you quoted, and thought you were comparing Alex's niece's deer to your mule deer Way to go uncle @Alex Middleton I've taught youth shooting for a number of years. Please tell your niece that the girls always shoot better than the boys. I'm not a hunter, but have always suspected they would also be better at hunting than the boys for the same reasons. Patience, maturity, and mental discipline.
  9. Interesting hold downs. If you put that level of attention into mounting the anvil, I'm eager to see your knife work
  10. Wow Most impressive! Your hilts/handles are always full of features, but you stretched your wings on the shaping of that one.
  11. I'm not sure that classifies as dress/casual. It's more like black-tie on one side and white-tie on the other
  12. Neat idea. I too have done similar things for people, but had not considered casting the cremains into the resin like that. I've been holding off on doing something with my father's cremains until I had an I liked more. This might be it
  13. I can't say that it is best practice, but I do not take the scale off that forms during normalizing before I quench. (The quench usually blows it off though ) Just for further data to compare, most of my work is a made from a mix of either 1095 or 1084 with 15N20. I don't have an accurate way to measure my as quenched hardness, but I get files to skate.
  14. I eventually moved from a permanently mounted thermocouple like you have to a real long probe that I stick in through the front door when I want to make a measurement. The advantage is two-fold: First, the thermocouples don't last very long in the forge so only having them in their when actually necessary extends the life quite a bit. Second, you will know the temperature of the tip of the thermocouple quite accurately, but that doesn't mean you will know the temperature of what you are working on. I've gotten in the habit of placing the tip of the thermocouple against but in t
  15. I don't know beans about farrier's rasps, but all else failing you can ask him for a couple to try. Heat treat them and see what happens. Then make him an offer accordingly.
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