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Jason McEntee

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Jason McEntee last won the day on May 6

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About Jason McEntee

  • Birthday 09/25/1973

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    Eating, medieval weapons, eating, the outdoors, eating, knife making, and eating.

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  1. Very nice! That blade has some crisp lines, looks great.
  2. Now THAT'S a sword. Beautiful yet menacing--exactly what a kriegsmesser / langes messer should be. Awesome work. I've always wanted a kriegsmesser / langes messer for my collection, but good ones are hard to get, and expensive. The couple of manufacturers that make good ones, Albion & Lutel, are out of my price range. Wish I could buy yours!
  3. I'm a member of a group on Facebook called "Swords, Knives, & Armor/Buy, Sell, & Trade." We've not had any issues...?
  4. Good to know. I guess I'll never attempt "boost" a post. Sorry you got blacklisted.
  5. Interesting...I use it as well, I have a page called "Appleseed Sharpening Custom Blades." I have not had any issues with any of my posts. Are you talking about the "boost post" feature, which requires a small amount of money? If so, I haven't used that before...
  6. Tried out the jig yesterday on a pair of sickle-swords I'm making, the first swords I've ever attempted. These were shaped out of 3/16" bar stock. All I can say is, wow, I should've got the bubble jig a year ago...
  7. My kit arrived last week, bought it directly from Fred's website. Spoke to Fred on the phone first to verify availability, and found Fred to be a very pleasant fellow. He sent me an email with the tracking number, and a long list of tips on how to use the kit. Looking forward to trying it out this Monday.
  8. Austin, you've got some serious skills with the camera. Great shots, all of them.
  9. Awesome!
  10. Mine are hung up on the wall, starting with 36 grit on the left.
  11. I use a pair of kitchen scissors, works fine for me.
  12. Thank you! I don't forge, got a bad shoulder; so I make all my blades by stock removal. I drilled a hole where the apex of that "hook" would be, then used a cutoff wheel to remove the large chunks of steel up to it. Used a 1x30 to fine tune it up close.
  13. It is. I get it from a store called Rockler.
  14. Spent the weekend at my happy place, Pyramid Lake in the northern Nevada high desert. The weather was perfect, and as always, the scenery was unparallelled. These were shot from my campsite: I just spent one night there, and this was the first thing I got to see when I woke up the next morning. Wish I could do this once a month or so...
  15. I use carbide tipped bits, drill press running @ 625 rpm, with 3 in 1 oil. I've drilled through hardened steel and hot rolled without issue. Try a pilot hole with a 1/8" bit first. Light to moderate pressure, go in a little, back it out, another drop of oil, then a little more, and so forth.