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Conner Michaux

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    Middleton ID
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    Hot steel, Birds, Books, Hot steel, Guns, Knives, Swords, Fire, Explosions, Trees, Hot steel, Hammers, Experiments, Oh and did a mention Hot steel?

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  1. Conner Michaux

    Quick question

    Im going to try making denim and burlap micarta.
  2. Conner Michaux

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    First stop today will be Home Depot to get some polyester fiberglass resin, and a respirator. I should have some homemade micarta scales by Monday!
  3. Conner Michaux

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    Agreed! Alright, sorry for hijacking the thread! Is there anything I should do to prep the cloth so it’s ready to turn into micarta? I can get free denim for a while, and the resin should last a while so I can defenetly make a profit of this, once old jeans run out I will go to A hobby lobby and buy a bunch of burlap. Also, with paper micarta, do you use regular printer paper??
  4. Conner Michaux

    Reject turned veggie killer

    I like the profile of the blade! And the thin handle is great ( I have tiny hands so all the knives I make have small handles)
  5. Conner Michaux

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    I started out wanting an African grey, because they will be your life long companion, and there so freaking smart, but I have a very little sister and a decently big family, and the greys are not amazing family birds, so I got a conure instead. wow I’m high jacking my own thread with bird stuff
  6. Conner Michaux

    Forging in the wind

    Using charcoal briqquets for forge fuel on a windy day is the WORST! They burn up fast enough l, so when you add the wind you can use a whole bag of charcoal in half an hour. But my 10x15 shed does not allow my to forge indoors. I have no room in there, I’m building a work table so I’ll be able to store all my tools under it, but I’m currently filing knife bevels on the ground with an unbolted vice.
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    Being wise beyond my years, is a blessing and a curse, Because I know exactly what to do in my head, but It’s still so hard to make something of it....... Like trying to make a knife, I know all the steps and how to do it, but when I get the metal on the anvil, it all goes to heck. I’m going to get everything I need to make micarta tomorrow, I’ve got some shirts and pants that are outgrown so I’ll use those for my material, and I’ll get some canvas. Close! He is a yellow sided green cheeck conure, his name is maxwell, and he turned three yesterday.
  8. Conner Michaux

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    I live by a certain quote from Winston Churchill, if definitely helps, since I make so many dang mistakes.... the quote is “success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm” I think anyone can imply that especially when your learning a trade, or starting your own business,
  9. Conner Michaux

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    Im going to make and sell micarta to save up for all this resin casting stuff, Im going off of walter sorrels video, it seems really easy.
  10. Conner Michaux

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    The reviews on the harbor freight pot say that it needs to be converted to a resin pressure pot, Why is that.
  11. Conner Michaux

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    https://www.artmolds.com/pressure-pot.html Is something like this okay? Or maybe this https://www.amazon.com/TCP-Global-Pressure-Paint-Nozzle/dp/B001Z0RAW0/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?keywords=pressure+pot+for+resin+casting&qid=1553291652&s=gateway&sr=8-2-spons&psc=1
  12. Conner Michaux

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    Wow, pressure pots are expensive
  13. Conner Michaux

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    Is it recommended to stabilize the burl off-cut? Also does anyone have a good recipe for making a pressure pot? https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=how+to+make+a+pressure+pot+for+casting%3f&&view=detail&mid=7349EE01A806C74625D57349EE01A806C74625D5&&FORM=VDRVRV I found a video, but im not sure if this is what I should be looking for.
  14. Conner Michaux

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    https://www.turntex.com/alumilite-clear-slow8-lb-kit-detail. So this is the stuff I’m looking for?? 90$ Isn’t that bad if I sell the blocks for 40-50$ which is what I’ve seen they sell for on Etsy.
  15. Conner Michaux

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    Okay! Thank you so much