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Brian Dougherty last won the day on February 6

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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. Brian Dougherty

    Damascus razor

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    KITH 2019 sign up

    Forming your own sovereign entity are we?
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    Early medieval spear ... about 50 cm long

    Wow, that video is so cool. Your shop looks like something from a movie set! It sort of screams "magic happens here"
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    Good inexpensive wood rasp set?

    Which one do you want, good or inexpensive? Sorry, I couldn't resist I'll actually be watching this as I am interested in picking up some quality rasps, although I don't expect them to be cheap.
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    Design for a boning knife

    Thanks for the Aaron. I haven't made the knife yet as I have had other projects that were more motivating. However, I will get back to this in the fall when I start making sausage again. The last couple of shoulders I took apart, I used an old 6" fillet knife I inherited from my dad. It worked pretty well, but has a very narrow blade. I'll probably make something similar, but with a bit more width.
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    Stock removal class.

    @Joshua States. Are those any easier to use than the hardness file kits? I've tried a set of the files, but find that they are harder to interpret than I expected. I should actually order a set of Mathew's chisels for no other reason than to repay him for what he has shared on here...
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    Stock removal class.

    There have been a few times where I started the final hand sanding process and quickly realized that the blade needed to go back in the tempering oven. I don't have a great way to measure hardness, but 15 deg-F can make a big difference in how well the rhynowet cuts.
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    First knife finally finished

    I agree with what the others have said. It's a solid first attempt. I like the design concept. It could use a second pin, but you may be on to something with a little edc knife of that shape. The fit and finish will improve with time as long as you push yourself to make some aspect better with each knife.
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    Fit for a Riverboat Gambler?

    Another home run Gary. Thanks for sharing the build in the WIP. I know I'm not the only one who learns a lot from your posts.
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    Culver Inspired (Copied) Slipjoint

    Thanks Gary, I wouldn't mind making more folders. It fits my machinist mentality. Once I fumble my way through this one, I may finally sit down and and design my own.
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    Culver Inspired (Copied) Slipjoint

    I made a little more progress on this over the weekend. I'd provide more commentary, but I don't really know what I am doing I'm pretty much just following along with Culver's examples. The next steps are to locate the 2nd pin for the spring, and drill the liners for it. Then I need to attach the bolsters, and start adjusting the length of the spring and the profile of the tang to get the blade position correct at all 3 stops. There is a bit of a weld flaw on the spine, but it is very shallow and will get ground out once I put in some distal taper.
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    Damascus Kitchen Carver

    Wow, I'm glad the pics came through. That is pretty striking!
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    Don't weld in tennis shoes

    OK, we all know not to do this one, but I'll share my moment of poor judgement to reinforce the point. I was just welding a handle onto a stack that I was going to forge weld up. I was wearing some old sneakers, and figured it was too much trouble to change into my boots. A glob of metal went right through the top of the shoe: Then through the top of my sock: Magically it went between my toes, and thorough the bottom of the sock: Clean through... Fortunately, the bead wasn't any bigger than a piece of bird shot. It still had enough energy to burn a 1/4" spot on the bottom of my foot.
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    Designing a New Project

    I can't get this canoe concept out my head now. It presents a lot of options that are mind stretching. I'm not sure I needed that in my life right now It's interesting that the pattern at the vertex of the "V" where the tiles butt together flows so seamlessly.
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    Designing a New Project

    Yeah, those notches are a win