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Chris Christenberry

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  1. I've been a fan of Dan's since I first started thinking about making knives, Joel. I believe you are the first person I've heard of who built one of his grinders. How long have you had it? Happy so far? Care to review it for me?
  2. Really like it...........but have a question. How is the pin on the butt end of the knife brass on one side and black on the other? Looks like your hand would love that handle. What are the dimensions of that knife? Nice leather work. That's something I have to force myself to get into. Someone on the forum was kind enough to send me some leather working tools to "prompt" me off my arse to get started. Just haven't ventured there yet.
  3. Dreary weather, indeed, Gary. Turned sunny here late in the afternoon. It' headed your way.............I hope. That's a beautiful Pommel.
  4. Makes me sick to even look at it, John. Prayers are with you.
  5. Looks to me the Pheer uses solid bars for it's accessories. I've worked on a 2x72 that vibrated and it was no fun. These grinders need to be absolutely rock solid, in my opinion.
  6. What a loss, John. So sorry to hear of it. Nothing I can do from here, but if I could, I'd be right there. Hope to heck you had good insurance.............of course, even when you do, they make sure you come out "up-side down"! Sending prayers your way that things turn out well and you can get back up and working soon. Man, what a loss!!!!!
  7. I've been saving money in an envelope for quite some time now to buy what I truly consider one of the more important tools/investments in the shop and that's a good belt grinder. I've only used three different grinders and only one of them would be what I'd call "really nice" to work on. But it was way out of my price range. I've looked at all the recommendations that have been made, and I've considered all the plans I've seen and kits that seem to be available. I'm a good fabricator, so making my own wouldn't be a super problem....................only I don't have all the other tools and skills to do a really good job of it. In a "complete" metal working shop I could do it. My tools are mostly of the wood working genre. I was watching videos the other day and stumbled onto one about a grinder that has been on the market for a long time but I'd never heard of it before. It was a Pheer. I was very impressed, but then most advertising does a good job of making the product look like the panacea for all situations, right? I've never heard anyone speak about the Pheer grinders, which makes me think maybe they aren't what the advertising cracks them up to be. I've done my research and read every thread on the forum concerning the Pheers, but most all the dates seem old. A lot of improvements have been made to them since the majority of these posts have been made. So my question is does anyone have a recently made Pheer they could share their opinions about?
  8. Congrats, Rob. I've got an envelope where I keep my "2x72 Belt Grinder Someday" money. Been working on it for quite some time. So I'm happy to see anyone get a new grinder. Oh, and I like the blade.
  9. Just stole your emoji, Jeremy. It's a perfect response to so many of the beautiful creations on this forum. I honestly feel so blessed I stumbled onto it when I was looking for a bladesmithing group.
  10. "Lost"? How does one lose a knife like that one?
  11. Thanks for the explanation. I'm new to all of this and have a lot to learn.
  12. I really like the hammer in the video. Will yours be working in the same manner, or are you going to set it up for a continuously hitting hammer.............and at what advantage?
  13. I think it's a true blessing to have someone mentor you like that, Josh. I've appreciated the personal help you've extended to me behind the scenes and on the open forum. I mentor as many wood carvers and furniture builders as are interested. It's very rewarding. After all, the crafts must grow.
  14. Man what I'd give to come and spend a week in your shop just watchin' what and how you do what you do, Josh. I like the way your mind works. Wish mine worked that way.
  15. Well, I was thinking from the viewpoint of my little wife. Me, probably like you, I wouldn't care. But I really have to remember........"If Mamma ain't happy-ain't nobody gonna be happy!"
  16. Started doing some searches and video watching last night and realized just how simple it will be to solve my problem. And my old hard-wired phones will look a sight better than field phones on the kitchen counter. https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=DIY+Hacks+%26+How+To's"+Phone+Intercom-Youtube This video led me to a ton of others and there are even ways to allow for ringing of the phones. Pretty cool stuff.
  17. I've got a phone line that runs from my house 50 feet out to my shop. When my wife needs me, she picks up her cell phone and calls our home phone...................which I answer in the shop. When I need her, I call her cell-phone from the land-line phone in the shop. Makes a nice intercom system for us. But we are getting ready to disconnect from AT&T and forever give up our land-line. I still want some way for her to be able to contact me in the shop.............or me her in the house. My shop is a metal building and there's barely radio reception in there...............but absolutely no cell-phone reception. Does anyone here know of a fairly inexpensive hard-wired intercom system I could hook up between the two structures? Any ideas?
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