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Robert D. last won the day on August 24 2016

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  • Birthday 01/02/1981

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  1. I lack the words.... My condolences for your loss but also tremendous respect for your dedication to fulfill your fathers wishes.
  2. I see her thinking " I need to find the receipt so I know how much to sell this for after I kill him " but thats a dang nice find, I would have bought it as well....
  3. Probably wouldnt need washers for antler handles unless the groove is too wide. I did a friction folder for the KITH this year and found if I didnt use teflon washers it ended up scratching the heck out of the blade flats. But it had stainless liners.
  4. I started on a 1x30 from Horror Freight. I still use it all the time, but now its almost exclusively for handle shaping and sharpening my kids pencils for homework time. One of them told their teacher that their dad sharpens pencils with his grinder in the garage and she didnt believe them till I confirmed it at Parent Teacher Conferences last week. 1x30 has its uses....
  5. Right click Computer > Left Click properties. And then use Snipping tool to take a screenshot of the properties ( CPU and Ram specifically ) I work IT for a living, I would be more then happy to give recommendations free of charge, you guys have all provided me with a wealth of information free of charge, I would be more then happy to return the favor. And Gerhard is correct, your Windows 7 machine wont stop working, it just will have limited to no security updates from Windows Update, I ran XP for about 3 years after support ended and still have used Windows XP Virtual machines floating around that I use regularly.
  6. I use Cowboy and Royal Oak brands in my charcoal forge to excellent effect, Welding heat no problem. The sparks go away pretty quick after each loading, and small burns from working is just part of the gig. For yours, I would say close off a good portion of that pipe, since you cant really work more then 4-6 inches of hot steel per heat, there is no reason to try and heat more then that while doing the hitty smacky whacky work. I would say a 6-8 inch length of it that is getting hot and the rest of the forge space to preload charcoal to rake in as you need it. And at the section you want to get hot, add a few more holes to the pipe. my blower pipe ( side blown ) is a 2 inch diameter pipe. I was using a 1 inch pipe and I just wasnt getting enough airflow.
  7. I could possibly be talked into throwing my name in.
  8. That Burl is gorgeous....
  9. I have a couple Mulberry trees in my yard, Now I just gotta figure out how to make them burl....
  10. I evened out my seam on the belt grinder.... Wooooohoooo was my girlfriend less then happy with me over that smell. I had no idea it would stink that bad or I would have opened all the doors.... Might stink worse then Ebony....
  11. The fact that you have stuck with it through your successes and failures shows you have drive, Not every kid at your age has that. To quote The Offspring " You're gunna go far kid "
  12. Another thing to think about, is when you get an awesome blade from another maker in the KITH, figure out what makes it so awesome, and how you can do something similar. The three knives I have recieved have done a lot in shaping how I do my knives, and use my Kitchen KITH knife daily ( it has made me lazy on making my own set infact )
  13. Take something you already have in progress, and float that as an Idea for it.... Gives you a head start, and gives everyone else something to work for. But I agree, there are some mighty fine blades in this years KITH, I dont feel that mine is up to stuff even though its one of the best blades I have ever made and is my first ever folder. But with the work of some of these guys its hard to feel like one puts forth the effort in comparison.
  14. And Done... Other then sharpening it. And there is the failed handle scale, I was attempting to clean up the holes and the dang thing cracked.
  15. Ill have my pics up tomorrow after work, I had to redo the handle scales after a catastrophic event that involved cracking a scale all the way down it, but the new scales are currently glued up, Its done other the sharpening it up because I got a few hours in, but its now sporting Bocote scales instead of Surinam Ironwood ones. And yes, I am irate about it.... only thing I had on hand at a moments notice.
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