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Charles du Preez

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    Making Stuff / Sci-fi / Fantasia / Game of Thrones / Anything that takes my fancy at the time.
  1. I apologise too Sam if my enthusiasm and that of some of my fellow newbies has come across as entitlement. I am very excited about this new path and this great forum. I had hoped the smiley on my earlier post would indicate that I was teasing. Thank you for all the insight you have provided and the help you give. My first tongs are made from your post in combination with those videos. I hope to meet you one day to shake your hand. Charles
  2. Hello guys. Just found this thread. Is there any more to know? Thanks
  3. Wow Peter. Breathtakingly beautiful. Noob question: why do you dampen the leather?
  4. Nice Karim. Looking good.
  5. Thanks everyone. I quite like this 'vice' but the hacksaw is the only bit of kit that he used and I do have
  6. Nice Theo. Interesting idea, well executed.
  7. Ah Thanks. Thought for a moment you'd simply lost your mind
  8. ????
  9. A hit, a very palpable hit.
  10. I have to admit that I like the show. I agree with the flaws and concerns pointed out but FiF was the catalyst that finally got me started down this road and for that I am grateful.
  11. Glad to hear it Chris. Welcome back. Yesterday I double checked my grinder every time I went to plug it in.
  12. Thanks. I just didn't want to tape it then find out the glue on the tape causes instant rust or something.
  13. So here is another noob question. I see people working on handles with the blade covered in blue masking tape and vice versa. Is it just tape or is the tape holding something underneath in place? Thanks
  14. PPE

    Thanks Cory. I'll have to see if I can find it here. Swarfega is usually great but doesn't seem to do much with this.
  15. Ooh, love the swirls. Kind of reminds me of the surface of Jupiter.