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Ron Benson

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  1. The last leather work I did was a holster in the mid '70s, but the link should give you an idea or two: https://www.google.com/search?q=horizontal+knife+sheath&sxsrf=ALeKk01Xxw8Hz-Bb-yduxtuiXG8aT-EoPQ:1590514425690&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj1sun6h9LpAhVGh-AKHd_zABYQ_AUoAnoECA4QBA&biw=1920&bih=1057
  2. Just about any wood large enough to make a handle will work. Try to avoid the pith, (center), of the wood. 5" or 6" branches should be good. If you can't find any, try contacting a tree service or two. Offer to make a knife for them and they will probably give you the wood. You can dry blanks in your microwave, but I'd cut them oversize so you can remove any checking. Here's a link to youtube videos on using a microwave to dry wood: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=drying+wood+with+microwave
  3. I wish I could "like" it more than once...
  4. I didn't realize "States" was Sicilian...
  5. Thanx Joshua - the white line is maple, and, of course, the other two are cherry and walnut.
  6. This was supposed to be a knife, but my wife interrupted me with a request for a napkin holder. She doesn't ask for much, so I went ahead and did it...
  7. It looks like they are having a ball...
  8. Maybe you could find a large rubber band?
  9. That must have kept you hoppin' @Zeb Camper
  10. I bought a custom knife back in the late '70s from Ted Dowell. He inlaid an escutcheon with his mark in the handle:
  11. Even though I am not very active on this forum, my heart goes out to you @John N
  12. Stupid me - I thought this was a bear claw... Nice work though.
  13. Don't forget the Gov also said gun ranges are also non-essential...
  14. Ron Benson

    Strange tool

    I thought some might find this short article interesting: https://www.leevalley.com/en-us/discover/newsletter/woodworking/2020/april/what-is-it-pa?utm_source=Newsletter---Woodworking&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=PMWoodNews-March-Woodworking-Newsletter
  15. Don't be afraid to try somenthin' new. Remember - amateurs built the Ark and professionals built the Titanic...
  16. @Alex Middleton - you need to make your new best friend a knife using his wood, and do it quickly to get him excited...
  17. Thanx Brian - I am here to learn, so I take your comments as a source of knowledge. I hope that doesn't make you feel pressured...
  18. A quick test would be to run the motor after disconnecting from the VFD. If it runs as it should, that would back up the answers others have given about the VFD.
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