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Geoff Keyes

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  1. Geoff Keyes

    KITH 2019 sign up

    I'm in 1. Conner Michaux 2. Bruno 3. Brian Dougherty 4. Alex Middleton 5. MichaelP 6. Will Drake 7. Zeb Camper  8. Joël Mercier 9. Jeremy Blohm 10. Geoff Keyes 11. Jason Volkert 12. Pieter-Paul Derks 13. Michael Ward 14. Robert Dowse
  2. Geoff Keyes

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    1. Conner Michaux 2. Bruno 3. Brian Dougherty 4. Alex Middleton 5. MichaelP 6. Will Drake 7. Zeb Camper  8. Joël Mercier 9. Jeremy Blohm 10. Geoff Keyes
  3. Geoff Keyes

    propane buner not acting proper

    If it happens when it's windy, it's probably disrupting the venturi effect. First, blow some air across the mouth of the inlet and see if you can replicate the effect. If you can, then some sort of a wind screen should help. You should also try increasing the gas flow, it sounds like you are running right on the low edge of the burner, a bit more gas will probably give you a more stable burn. Geoff
  4. Geoff Keyes

    Friction Folder Q's

    I made them a little stiff, because I figure they will loosen up over time. The higo took a two hand break when I delivered it. The copper is 16 gauge and I bent it around a piece of 1/8th stock. I did most of the texture before I bent it. It's just random ball peen texture. I bent it over the jaws of a vice to get it started, and then drove the piece of 1/8th through and then hammered to shape with the piece if steel as a mandrill. Pretty simple, you could do carving and stuff if that's the sort of thing you do. Or you could use slabs and spacers to get the slot. Geoff
  5. Geoff Keyes

    Friction Folder Q's

    And another. Bone slabs
  6. Geoff Keyes

    Friction Folder Q's

    I m I made this one a couple of weeks ago. NS pin, copper washers and a copper taco. Pretty simple G
  7. Geoff Keyes

    KITH 2019?

    Conner, I didn't do a WIP, I just posted a couple of ones that I did. The biggest issue I find is keeping the area around the pivot hole flat. If it tapers, either front to back or top to bottom, you get a camming action. But a file is good enough, or as people have suggested, a piece of stone. Or a piece of glass or a ceramic floor tile. I did a higo (japanese style friction folder) recently. With those I use a slab of folded copper for the handle. The tang on those is kicked up just a bit so that it rests on the back of the handle, as opposed to sitting on a stop pin. Geoff
  8. Geoff Keyes

    Hunting knife

    Porcupine would be my first guess, it depends on where you got it. Weasel, mink, fisher, wild pig, badger are all candidates, but the upward sweeping gouges look like a porky to me. Geoff
  9. Geoff Keyes

    KITH 2019?

  10. Geoff Keyes

    2019 KITH Topic Poll

    When I suggested folder I left the idea as open as possible. A basic friction folder is pretty simple to do, but can push you as well. You could go as simple or as complex as your skills will take you. I did a copper handle higo a while back. 3 pieces, a blade, the copper taco handle, and a pin. Geoff
  11. Geoff Keyes

    KITH 2019?

    pay no attention to this
  12. Geoff Keyes

    KITH 2019?

    If people vote, it probably means they are watching to see if they want to play. I don't think it matters. g
  13. Geoff Keyes

    KITH 2019?

    KITH is about community and connection. We are too far flung to be able to get together in person, but we can send a bit of ourselves out and get a bit of someone else in return. Don't worry about your skill level, do your best and be proud of where you are right now, and by all means, participate. Geoff
  14. Geoff Keyes

    London hammer.

    There is also this one http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/coso.html Geoff
  15. Geoff Keyes

    High carbon round stock?

    BTW, uncoiling a spring is pretty easy. Clamp a rod in a vice, heat the coil and drop it over the rod, grab one end of the coil with vice grips, walk away (taking the vice grips with you). You want springs without chrome on them, but you can buy them in lots of sizes, down to wire gauges. 1/4 to 1/2 inch are good for small tools, a 1 inch coil, like a car spring, might require a helper. Geoff
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