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  1. Couple possibilities: Round the finger area with the heel still swept back some, also a slight drop to the tip: Or, continue the finger round down along the heel and a slightly more aggressive drop on the tip:
  2. "San" in Japanese is "3." "Go" is "5." Shino-Japanese 1 to 10: Ichi - 1 Ni - 2 San - 3 Shi - 4 Go - 5 Roku - 6 Shichi - 7 Hachi - 8 Ku - 9 Juu - 10 "Mai" is Japanese for "sheet." In terms of knife making or billet making, we'd probably translate it more as "layer." But, more or less the same thing. So, "San-mai" is "3 sheet", "Go-mai" is "5 sheet", etc.
  3. Ok, when I get a chance, I'll bust out the lens and do some pics of metal sanded with various grits. Kinda doing a major clean up/rearrange of the wood shop right now and have some hand tools that got a little rusty and need to get them cleaned up.
  4. Honorable mention It's more than just a piece of thread....
  5. Hmmm, grain pics. I didn't think of that. I might have to give that a try.
  6. JohnK got it, denim. Actually, it's the first picture I ever took with the lens when I got it. I dialed it out to 5x, and just rested it on my leg and took a picture of the jeans I was wearing at the time.
  7. I happened into macro sort of by accident. Years ago I always wanted a decent camera and early in my military career I bought a Canon AE-1. But, as you may well know, good lenses are not cheap. Add to that the cost of processing film, and well, I never went much further than just basic snap shots. As digital came around I wanted one of those, but they were big time pricey. Later, after I'd married and had children, I found a guy selling an Olympus C3030 (an early 3 megapixel point and shoot), so I bought it. Discovered it had a "macro" mode and I started playing with it. I went around the yard taking macros of various bugs (and there were a lot of bugs in Texas!). The kids thought it was a hoot, so every time they saw a bug they'd holler for me to go get the camera. It sort of became a "thing." Now, many years later, I bought a nice Canon body (T3-i) and the Canon 70-200mm EF f/2.8 zoom. My son was playing high school football and I needed a fast lens to get pictures at his games in the low light. I then bought the MP-E 65 and the MT-24EX macro flash thinking I could do some nice macro. Yeah, that lens has a big learning curve, especially anything over about 2x for hand held. Sadly, I haven't even used it for several years now. Just no time really as I have too many other things going on. I'm actually considering selling the lens and flash and putting that money into tools and things for the shop or perhaps a nice camera drone (DJI Mavic Pro 2) as it would be great for filming my boat racing (I race C-Class hydroplanes in APBA sanctioned races around the country).
  8. And, a few more more. This little mantis hitched a ride in on my wife's black sweater, so I grabbed the camera and shot him before he jumped off. He seemed to like to "pose" for the shots, lol. A moth that was on the birch tree outside my porch:
  9. I dabble in photography and I like to shoot macro. The following are some shots with my Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens, all hand held: Can you guess what this is? Rust! AHHHH!!!!
  10. While I do live in the country, I sort of have neighbors. Not sure how well they'd like a lot of pounding from a power hammer every weekend. Then again, their kids blast around on really loud ATVs almost every day.
  11. Holy crap! What kind of motor does it take to run that???!!!
  12. Thanks guys! I'm not in a hurry for a hammer, but when/if I go that route, I'm thinking something light. Before I go with a hammer, I want to get a press and I'm considering converting a log splitter. I know, it's not optimal, but I just can't justify the price of a commercial forging press. This is, after all, a hobby. I'm not sure what you'd call the technical term for it, but I figure the press will do the grunt work, hand hammering to straighten, and then a light power hammer to smooth it out, if that makes sense.
  13. Hello! Newbie here and I have questions concerning power hammers. I've read/heard elsewhere that you can't really run a power hammer on a cement slab as it will crack it? Is this true for all power hammers, or only for those over a certain weight?
  14. If at first you don't succeed, skydiving may not be for you.
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