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Kerri Duncan

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Kerri Duncan last won the day on February 8 2020

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    Norfolk, VA, USA
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    Learning about metal and fab/forge/foundry applications and machining ferrous, precious and non precious materials- LEARNING!

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  1. Thanks Simon- Im in the process of fabri-cobbling a setup right now... I like the water/bucket idea- I'll be using a rectangular "tote" bin- One fellows shop near me who does a LOT of plasma cutting has a similar setup with a "tote bin" style water trap. The big thing for him is deflection/cooling of the particles- he added a stainless steel mesh screen like you find on range hoods and over house stoves into the water. He lost a few feet of CFM and a bit of static pressure- but he hasnt burned out his shop collection system since adding it. Im working with a couple of i
  2. Understood- Going to be building it anyway- just would have liked to get a few thoughts from the collective. I just have to keep the shop a bit cleaner than some as it is also a shared space for the wife and my jewelry work (And Ive got a 6 year old I would like to have playing about as well)
  3. I have looked back at a lot of folks posting about dust collection- Ive read the threads going back to pre-2015... Im looking to build a system for my small shop- and wanted to get some opinions/input before I jumped in from those who have gone before me (you guys)... As there is nothing really solid recently in the forums I figured I would ask for some input. I will be putting this system on a surface grinder as well as my 2x72 using blast gates or a "Y" switch at the input. My decidedly LOW TECH method of controlling ambient dust has been working very well so far but
  4. I already joined ABANA and my local guild- one of the first things I did was try to source info locally- and everyone I have encountered there so far are good eggs- My job keeps me dynamic with shift changes (rotating nights/days odd weeks and such) so I cannot attend often- but still enjoy the group!
  5. Mr Boggs- Thanks for posting the thread- Im trying to learn to "see" and this is very insightful. (pardon the pun) as usual you have helped me add another tool to the list of "stuff to make/learn" I dont really post all too often- as I am still learning the ropes- but I appreciate the time as a student- to see good tooling. Im trying to learn good practices and having clean examples to work to are always awesome. Thanks
  6. Neils- Very cool build- I have watched this on your channel from the start- Bravo! For your build consideration- putting several Neodymium Magnets of a fairly strong nature inside a Kydex shell free hanging in the HVLP airflow stream portion will collect some dust- but the particulate you may be trying to collect may be the ceramic/mineral abrasive component of the belt (non magnetic). For that- water-trapping is still the king unless you are venting to the outside (even then it may be warranted). I know in my old shop we had "dust baggies" suspended from the joists
  7. Cleaning out- these have to go- Free to a good home! I've switched my bench molding over to petrobond- and just don't cast as much Greensand anymore. Bring buckets/bags and boxes- these bags are crispy old. I work odd hours- so be patient- I will usually get back to you within a day.
  8. Friday I helped an older gent clean out his shop and get things on pallets for moving- The city has claimed his barn area for eminent domain to widen a road. If anyone is nearby the Hampton Roads area and needs an anvil- he has 2 in great shape! The Kohlsawa: The Peter Wright: And a gnarly doorstop Vulcan Arm and Hammer: And I scored a big find for me- a 300 pound Fisher 1942: He also has several Swage blocks and stands (Here is just one) I had a blast rummaging and cleaning- Im head
  9. Took my intro to blacksmithing course at my local guild this weekend- had a blast... On my way to the entry test next month- now to forge out the remaining pieces (5 of each) for the "Noob merit badge" to get some street cred in the guild. Heating the blanks- making the scrolls, learning the ropes... Making the hooks- yes the spikes are TOO BIG... but they will do well cinched! And the wife loves her keychain leaf... Its a start!
  10. Bravo Chris- Did you stabilize the wood yourself or get it done? I think your horizontal carry choice should be a great canvas for that sheath!
  11. Hard to believe no one has taken one of these to the XRF scanner- just a simple interwebs search shows this steel has been around since before 2012- Oct 2012 Fine Woodworking PM-V11 article If they are using a boutique manufacturer (low run counts strict quality/lot/proprietary sales) then they have a great secret... Sounds like a bit of smoke/mirror ahem... ummm "Marketing" materials. But- then again- maybe they are just really into developing cutting edge tools (couldnt resist- pardon the pun!)...
  12. Bravo Ms. Jennifer! I appreciate your camera angles- you can see where the metal moves- Thank you for posting this- I will be visiting the other videos this week as well! Kerri
  13. John- I like it- You need to look up "Chopped Carbon Fiber"... The OSB has a similar "look" to its multi direction layers. Like the other folks mentioned- dye it and see what happens! Who knows- maybe a Chopped carbon sleeve? Bravo on experimenting!
  14. So here she is after helping build the stand- gonna recess the anvil 1/2 inch and she will be ready to swing! Took us about 4 hours longer than doing the project by myself- but MAN- What a good day... Now on to build my stand and get this little chick SWINGING! Guys- sorry about the dad-bragging- but Im just stoked she wants to "play" and learn... not just cash out into the digital world... (and to be honest- it helps keep me wanting to "play" in the shop too!)
  15. Thanks Chris- Shes always been my sidekick- and shes always ready for an adventure in the shop! Keep trying my friend- Its amazing to see the curiosity and energy (and honestly a bit trying at times as well) but its well worth it in my thoughts! Try "Handmade Christmas" as a family suggestion and target the boys with ideas- who knows... Ill pray for it to catch in their hearts like it has in mine! Gerhard thanks- I will not say I "never" say no... but I do say things like "Not now... Maybe... We will see... If we can... After we finish..." a
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