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Tom Rudd

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About Tom Rudd

  • Birthday 10/02/1961

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    Inverness FL
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    motorcycles, riding mostly, micarta, learning new stuff
  1. Tom Rudd

    I'm New

    speaking of anvils I have a line on a 175lb furriers lightly used. $300. seems fair enough although I wont be making horse shoes. whats the difference between a furriers anvil and a common black smiths?
  2. Tom Rudd

    I'm New

    when you smack it with a hammer and steel it goes "clunk"
  3. Tom Rudd

    Starting (again)

    I still have my chunk of rail from a local scrap yard. working on my third forge. this one is a brake drum from a large RV chassis. I'll post some pics soon.
  4. Tom Rudd

    whats wrong with my hands?

    if it does turn out to be CT google up some stretching exercises off the net. my wife used to sew at one of the few remaining glove companies in the states. she was diagnosed with CT after a month of physical therapy (she skipped surgery) and daily stretches she had the symptoms under control.
  5. Tom Rudd

    Simple Engraving for Knifemakers

    wow thanks, exactly what I've been looking for. I have barely got my toes wet making blades and I told the wife I wanted to try engraving. ever the pragmatic one she pointed around my shop and said why don't you try finishing up a few of these projects first.
  6. Tom Rudd

    Consistency in the finish grind. Photo heavy.

    never stop learning, I've had million miler truck drivers tell me the day they think they know it all they will hang up the keys....
  7. Tom Rudd

    10 habits to avoid

    adding a bit to number eight. I do my spark throwing early when I go to my shed. wether welding, or grinding I get it done early on and spend the rest of my time hand sanding or whatever but mostly on fire watch. give it a good look over before leaving for the day and you may stop a spark from becoming a fire.
  8. Tom Rudd

    First(ish) knife

    nothing wrong with that, and the handle is really a beaut!.
  9. Tom Rudd

    First Knife, but not mine

    well done, proud papa.
  10. Tom Rudd

    My first knife

    much better then my first knife sir!
  11. Tom Rudd

    Arctic Fire 2016 Blade

    wow Dave, you got us all drooling. that's a beauty.
  12. Tom Rudd

    Sgian Dubh

    Ruggero, your command of the English language is better then some of the folks that live here.
  13. I gotta ask Geoff, how long does your 140lb tank last? say if you were using it every day.
  14. Tom Rudd

    Need advice cutting old saw blade

    oops, highjacked my own thread...lol
  15. Tom Rudd

    Need advice cutting old saw blade

    it seems the flood gates have opened. once people find out you want their old steel for practice knives suddenly you are up to your ears. the HR lady at work (a very nice lady too I might add) just gave me this morning a stack of lawn mower blades and an old axle. the axle intrigues me, seems like I've seen some pretty good knives forged out of steel axles. what say you?