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About Alex Middleton

  • Birthday 07/23/1980

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    Middleville, MI
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    Fishing, Hunting, spending time with the family.

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  1. That hickory burl is gorgeous! Even more so in contrast with the brass. That's a beautiful set Garry.
  2. Thanks man! That'll give me something to do on lunch tomorrow.
  3. Mounted and ready for a test run. I'm going to wrap straps around to snug everything up once I'm happy with the height. As it is it might be just a touch too low for me. Toying with the idea of adding a layer of OSB to the bottom to bring it up a half inch or so.
  4. That's awesome. I just got off a Zoom meeting with my son. He said that when he comes home for Thanksgiving he wants to give another go at forging a knife. Makes me look forward to seeing him even more!
  5. Nice! Thanks Alan! I'll take a closer look when I head back out to the shop. I'm going to put together a stand for it and hopefully put it to work next weekend.
  6. After learning the wife was more open than expected to the idea of me buying an anvil, I did a bit more looking around on Marketplace. Lo and behold, somebody was cleaning out their garage! This is the only marking I could find after a good bout with a wire wheel. Looks to be a 208, and since I can barely pick it up, I'm guessing that's the weight. The rebound looks to be 90%+ with a 5/8 ball bearing. Dang thing is almost mint! It would be cool to know its age and maker, but since it's already mine, it would just be for the fun of it.
  7. Yeah, they're starting to come back to reasonable. The good thing is that I now know what the wife's tolerance is for me to buy one. Besides, I didn't really want that one anyway. Somebody had gone and hit it with a hammer!
  8. Thanks for the help. Moot point though. I set my limit so it would be $4.00/lb after taxes and auction fees. Then I went out to the shop and worked on a knife until after the auction was over so I wouldn't tempt myself into a bidding war. Somebody decided that they could part with at least $10 more than I was willing to. I hope it serves them well!
  9. So I snuck out of work to go take a look at it. There isn't any distinct markings that I could make out, but it's in decent shape and seems to have adequate rebound. The multiple coats of paint are probably doing a good job of hiding any markings. I did take a pic of the bottom if that helps at all.
  10. Hmmmmmm. I don't mind paying for something that's worth it, but I'd hate to shuck out $400-$500 bucks for a dead piece of iron. I wish I would have seen it sooner and had a chance to go take a look at it.
  11. I just saw this one come up for auction near me. The auction ends this evening. This pics don't give much in the way of an idea of the maker, but I'm hoping maybe there's something that'll give the anvil guru's a clue. It's currently bid at $2.50ish / pound, I was thinking about going up to $3-$3.25 if the anvil is worth it.
  12. I was just throwing it out there for fun. I didn't figure that you'd put it up for the KITH. Those are all beautiful blades BTW.
  13. Sounds good to me Alan. I'll send @Conner Michauxa DM and see if he's planning anything. As it is the 8 entries are all that we have WIP threads for. Unless @Joshua States wants to throw his little Ulu into the mix..........
  14. Don't ever hesitate to be 'that guy' @John N i really do appreciate the feedback. You gotta try a lot harder than that to hurt the one feeling I have left. Thankfully the welds aren't all as bad as they seem from the pic. I'm still trying to figure out how to make stick welds look pretty, but I know how to burn them in pretty well. I've run it up to max for that jack a few times, starting with wood and working up to cold steel. Definitely wearing PPE and feeling a bit of pucker factor the whole time. No creaks or pops yet, but it'll be quite a while until I have any type
  15. It's 6" in between the uprights, and 24" to the top of them. Base is 8" deep. I used 2" square x 1/4" tubing for all of the structural pieces. The top crossmember is set to a comfortable working height for the jack, I could have easily cut a couple of inches off of the uprights without causing an issue.
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