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Doug Crawford

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About Doug Crawford

  • Birthday 10/26/1981

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    Midland NC
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    Disc Golf, Teaching, playing, and writing music, Being Outdoorsy, Building all sorts of completely random items, spending time with the Kids

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  1. So the stuff was a breeze to work with. The traditional 14th anniversary gift is Ivory- my wife’s truck got totaled last year, nicknamed Ellie(like an Elephant, big and grey) got her a 2500 diesel to replace it, which her dad nicknamed Jurassic Ellie. I figured a pair of mammoth tusks to hang from the rear view mirror would be fitting. 14k white gold wire and beads.
  2. Here’s a years worth of photos from the TN, OH, IL, and Ms rivers
  3. Can anyone ID this Axe? My father in law bought it in 1973. Thanks!
  4. Hi everyone! its been a while since I’ve posted anything, my new career in towboating has taken over most of my time for the past couple years. I’ve managed to squeeze in a couple knives here and there. Boning knife- 1095 with Cocobolo scales 8” chef- 1095 with Pink Ivory scales Paring and Utility- matches a previously made 8” chef and 6.5” Santoku- 1084 and Black Walnut Gift for one of my captains, made from winch wire off a barge.
  5. Hello! Has anyone here carved mammoth ivory? I have a small project to do for an anniversary gift, and have no idea where to start for tooling. I dont want to ruin a chunk of material by choosing the wrong equipment. Thanks!
  6. I’d hold out just a little longer until you can spend $575, the grizzly 2x72 works well for that price.
  7. Also if you don’t have one, this is the best $4 I’ve spent at harbor freight https://m.harborfreight.com/spring-loaded-center-punch-621.html?utm_referrer=direct%2Fnot provided
  8. Cobalt bits should last for a little while, with cutting oil and low speed. Carbide bits last longer but are brittle, have to be careful
  9. I got O1 from fastenal. They had 1/2” and 5/8” in stock in 3 foot sections.
  10. Fresh water, but also don’t ever come into contact with any water except rain. If we end up in the river something has gone very wrong. Just a bar of the steel is about $100 with shipping, then cost to heat treat, and I’d still be unsure if it would perform well enough to justify the cost. The CPM D2 looks like it would be a little better than standard D2, and not super expensive, $45 per bar.
  11. I might give the D2 a try. The CPM looks a little expensive.
  12. That one was for the captain that put me in for my first raise. He also is how I ended up with 20 feet of cable. I’ve still been looking for the perfect metal for cutting our lines. I’m using one Gabe made at the moment, it’s a traditional rigging knife style, 1095, works well on almost everything that I use it for regularly. There’s one type of heavy line that has a thick polypropylene core that is extremely abrasion resistant. It dulled 80crv2 before it could cut through it one time. thats the heavy stuff and what im using right now
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