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Brian Dougherty

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Brian Dougherty last won the day on July 12 2023

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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. Wow, your styles combine very well. No clashing whatsoever. It would be easy to believe that was a sole authorship piece. I appreciate you (and Alan) teaching me what a Luna Moth is. I came into my office a few years ago with one of those stuck to the outside of my window. I took a pic, but never looked into what it was. It was several inches across IIRC. It is better appreciate what I saw now several year later than to never have known...
  2. Wow That is stunning! I've seen a number of brave attempts at pattern welding in a scene, but this is by far the best result I've seen so far. It makes no excuses for having been pattern welded. Bravo!
  3. Well, it takes more than the right tool to get them to look as good as this one, but I should try a fly cutter. I bought a dovetail cutter, and crashed it on the first use when I ran into a hard spot on the pattern welded blade
  4. Nice one Alan. Yer nail nicks are looking pert near professional
  5. Dude! I've had my head in the sand for a couple of weeks so I missed this initially, but dude!
  6. Oddly enough, we were working on a breast tool. The udder was not at all what I expected one to look like. It was basically a 30lb lump of fat covered in suede. I sliced it up into usable sample coupons on my bandsaw at home. For years, on hot summer days, that saw smelled like a cow.
  7. Stunning work. I like how you accentuated the gasket with the fringe. I also love how the faceting of the bowl is mirrored in the haft.
  8. Let me know if that falls through. There are a lot of people in my area that raise their own beef, and I can probably get ahold of a tail with a little asking around. My real job has centered around designing surgical tools for that last couple of decades. We will use some strange animal parts as an analog for bench testing during development. I have yet to shock a butcher with any of my requests. My wife, however, still tells the story about opening up our home freezer only to find a cow udder...
  9. Step 1: Read this account of a guy moving his shop across country http://www.twistedknotwoodshop.com/moving.htm Step 2: Do everything the opposite way! This guy loaded up 10 tons of woodworking machinery in an old school bus and hauled it across the mountains. Twice. He's also a good story teller.
  10. This caught my attention. Is it easier to smelt Fe2O3 than Fe3O4? (Probably a remedial question, but I stay out of the bloomery sub forum because I can't afford a divorce) (seriously)
  11. To be honest, if it were mine I'd probably try to patch it with some 2-part urethane. I'd wrap a band clamp around the wheel with a piece of card stock around the gap to create an even/fair former for the patch. If you find something of a similar density it will stay balanced, and if you can get the transition smooth, it would still be usable. Until the patch flew out in your face... Of course, I am on the same continent as Suncoat Wheels, so getting a new wheel if my high risk plan flopped would be a bit easier for me. I'd be a little less cavalier in your neck of the woods.
  12. I see this bird storm at work every year about this time for a few weeks. Makes me want an umbrella when I walk in from the parking lot. This went on for quite a while before I decided to go out to record some of it. https://youtu.be/WyOwCYBs2Rg
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