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Ted Stocksdale

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Ted Stocksdale last won the day on December 23 2021

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About Ted Stocksdale

  • Birthday November 5

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    Irving, Texas
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    Caprentry, 3D Modelling, gardening, metalwork

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  1. I agree, the "Beat Ben Abbott" episodes were really interesting to watch, and yeah: I'd have liked more detail too. Wish he still posted here, he seems nice on the show.
  2. I’ve been working on a set of kitchen knives as a housewarming gift for my daughter, who’s moving to her first apartment. 52100, stock removal, handles are ulterex,brass, red g10, and black fiber. I’ve learned a lot in the process, but I’m proud of these
  3. 1. Alex Middleton 2. Jaron Martindale 3. Francis Gastellu 4. Geoff Keyes 5. Aiden Carley-Clopton 6. Brian Dougherty 7. Eric Morgan 8. Don Abbott 9. Doug Webster 10. Alan Longmire 11. Ted Stocksdale
  4. Or google confirms it with less math FAQ - Vyper Motors
  5. Huh... 50 Hz is the European spec - I'm pretty sure US standard is 60 Hz. The RPM difference would really only make sense if it's 50/60 Hz, not the voltage. And doing some math... 10 hz is 20% of 50 20% of 1430 is 286 1430 + 286 is 1716 Which I would think is quite reasonably within rounding distance - I'm quite willing to bet it is neither precisely 1430 nor 1720 I think that placard might be trying to show too many things at once, to be honest.
  6. I was going to originally, but the replacement cylinder arrived before the hydraulic fluid did, so I ended up not. I didn't bother with a pressure gauge since even if it's a bit undertuned the larger cylinder is powerful enough. I am quite happy with how it is now, and if you aren't careful it will merrily move hot steel faster than you might like. I have become much better at controlling it and these days I am very happy with how it goes. I would say that with the WEN, it is slightly overpowered for the tiny default die size, and happily flattens and draws with double-width (3 inch) hom
  7. Not sure what your budget is... I reviewed Coal Iron's smallest offering here: Coal Iron 12-Ton Press - Tools and Tool Making - Bladesmith's Forum Board (bladesmithsforum.com). They do have financing available. I love it, and it is great for small-sized projects like you're describing. And if you can weld at all, you can easily make your own dies for lots cheaper than they sell them.
  8. I made a seax inspired thing. Handle's not done yet and I'm not claiming any particular authenticity, but I'm happy with the blade so far.
  9. That's a really nifty effect on the blade!
  10. I finished my wife’s Christmas present: a Damascus garden knife - basically a sharpened hand shovel.
  11. I ended up going with Square. They've got integrations to most storefront packages, decent rates, aren't picky, and you have the option of getting a reader if you want to do shows. They do have the "no weapons" stuff, which is on pretty much everyone's TOC these days, I don't know what options there are if you want to sell things like swords and take credit cards. I'm selling garden tools, so I just wanted somebody who wouldn't freak out at the word "knife".
  12. I have a small store that I started only a little while ago. But I haven't done any sort of marketing, so I have only had one sale to a friend-of-a-friend, so I can't really speak to how well it might work out.
  13. I've made my own heat-treating kiln. Had to adjust a few things, but today I was able to do my normalizations, heat for quench, and temper on 2 different batches of blades. I'm thrilled!
  14. I like the ScotchBrite belts a lot, myself. But yeah, they'll beat you up if you point the edge the wrong way... those things are thick.
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