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t cudworth last won the day on February 23

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About t cudworth

  • Birthday 08/28/1972

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    se wisconsin
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    wilderness survival, scuba diving, knifemaking, and my boys

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  1. t cudworth

    For the love of dogs.

    Very cool jason, very well done. This is one of 3 shop mascots at times. Her name is Izzy. Part Italian bull mastiff, part rott. A huge big loving baby, with a mean sounding bark, and thats it. My wife then brought home a teeny tiny baby schnauzer, and Izzy took her right in as her own. They are now inseperable. For some reason or another they like to come in and see what im up to. Tom
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    Spring is just around the corner.

    I work on cars for a living and always thought of strapping 1 coil on each foot. Probly good i didnt. Yup. Freezing rain here in eastern wi with humungous winds. Cant wait to forge in a t shirt again. Tom
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    Thought fer the day, / add yours if you like

    This is a really cool thread. Years ago, when life started getting REALLY busy, i found myself reminding myself this: if you feel your thoughts sliding over to the lazy area, dont listen to them. Its kept me out of trouble. Tom
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    I am VERY VERY pleased with this!!

    Andrew, when im grinding, i crank the vfd up to the moon, wear sweats and a very loose t shirt and a hat with dangly tossels. Then, i select an overly worn out 36 with burn marks on it, i put one foot on the wall behind me, and without a face shield or respirator i push like im benching 315. All kidding aside, im very excited for you! I remember that day for me, it was a complete 180! Very good advise already from everyone else, and i cant add much, just be safe, practice and have fun! A question tho, is there a spot on your grinder for adding a tool rest? And i often thought about modifying my bench mount in such a way, that i could rotate the whole grinder assembly 90 degrees? Not even sure what that would gain. Tom
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    Recent lucky aquisition

    I gave the firebowl a more thorough look over and i cant see any writing at all. The bowl appears to be thick and solid. Should work well for what it is. I thought it was pretty high on the neato scale. As i said before, he referred to it as a 1903 farmer's helper. Thanks everyone! Tom
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    Recent lucky aquisition

    I still have to check the bowl for writing. Ill check that in the morning. Tom
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    Recent lucky aquisition

    Sorry guys, these two leg vises were in the package too. Dont hate me too much! Tom
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    Frame Handled Fighter (been some time since I posted)

    Holy shit Wes... how could you even sell that!? No way in hell could I ever part with that. Beautiful deadly bad ass looking work of art! Thank you for sharing this with all of us!! Tom
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    Recent lucky aquisition

    Im about 80 miles northeast. Buried in snow and butt cold temps! As Dave Canterbury i believe said: "colder than a tin toilet seat on the shady side of an iceberg".
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    Recent lucky aquisition

    Not sure Doug. Ill look closer tonight after work and see. The bowl area looked pretty thick and beefy. Tom
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    Recent lucky aquisition

    Thanks Jeremy! Ive been doing alot of research lately on crucible steel and that sort of thing. Also watched Ric Furrer's uhlfbert sword video again for the probly 10th time. Very fascinated by that process. Another reason why I jumped on it. Tom
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    Recent lucky aquisition

    That ole saying the sun shines on a dogs ass once in awhile is true. I found this deal at a garage sale and jumped on it. The bellows is huge and works great. The coal forge he said is a 1903 farmers helper. I tried finding some info on it but no luck yet. In the package was also an anvil (50 lb i think) with 6 hardy tools, 10 hammers, an anvil stand made from laminated 2x4s, a small toolbox full of assorted junk, and 5 halfway decent tongs. I offered him 300 bux and he jumped at it. Said they were moving and had to unload. I felt sorry for the guy, i could tell he was going to miss it. He just wanted to make sure it was going to be used and not just a yard decoration. I showed him a few pics of my work and he seemed satisfied. Anyone ever come across a forge like that? The leather pump straps need replacing, but the impeller fan works great! Any input is welcome. Thanks for looking! Tom
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    For the love of dogs.

    Reading this thread is bittersweet. Laughing at the pictures then hearing all your painful stories, bringing back my own memories. Sometimes life sucks it seems, but the good times with them are great. At least we know the pets we had were treated like kings and queens! Tom
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    Large chopper with micarta

    Such a simple thing, but a really good idea. Now i gotta find my balls i dropped. Tom
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    My new Oregon Blade Maker grinder has arrived

    As Brian mentioned, the strut does do a good job of keeping the belts tight, they do "twang" when plucked. Ive had mine for about a year now, and have had no issues. I have a 1.5 horse with a vfd and it has good power. Im sure i will upgrade eventually to a 3 hsp. Im lucky enough to have a remote for my vfd so its inside a sealed plexiglass housing- important!! You can order it with or without a motor, i just was lucky enough to get one from a friend by bartering manual labor. All around tho i would definately buy another one. Tom