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Bladesmiths are an eccentric bunch aren't we?


Beau Erwin

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Around this time of year, I think we'd be some of the few people that'd actually be working towards being naughty so that we get that bag of coal. Then again some might be trying for as much as they can get. I keep teasing my parents about that when they make comments about things.

 

Who else would ask for something like "walrus penis bone" on their Christmas list?

 

Anyone able to think of other odd things we'd maybe ask for that you'd be hard pressed to find another person ask for?

 

What'd you get for christmas?

Walrus penis! YAY!

 

*laughs*

 

I didn't actually ask for any, it just struck me as funny that it's something a bladesmith might ask for.

Beau Erwin

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Now that you mention it, I've got a bag of oosic scraps that I need to look through to see if I have something that I could use as a mouthpiece for a tomahawk pipe :blink: . Sort of an antismoking tactic :rolleyes: .

 

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Steel. I was almost tempted to put a few lengths of 5160 1075 and 1095 on my xmas list:D.

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On a different forum, there's a christmas wishes section, and i asked for just about every peice of smithing equpiment i could think of at the time; and a small forest's worth of charcoal...

I had a strange thought the other day.

If I were locked in a room with a copy of myself, i wouldn't like me very much.

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Well, we don't do Christmas presents around here, but here's what I got myself this weekend:

http://1501bc.com/files/12230002.jpg

Who else but a smith can get so excited about a pile of rusty iron? :) (centuries old wrought, and antique spring steel).

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I was really disappointed when the "Bag O' Coal" I got in my stocking turned out to be licorice candy!

~Bruce~

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most ppl thought i was strange for getting 400$ worth of wheels and 200$ worth of concrete for XMas but then they don't understand the joys of power hammers and belt grinders now do they

 

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most ppl thought i was strange for getting 400$ worth of wheels and 200$ worth of concrete for XMas but then they don't understand the joys of power hammers and belt grinders now do they

 

:-)

 

 

SCORE! :lol:

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lol. My wifes best friend had a thing on my space in which you could give a fake gift and put it under their tree. One of the gifts was coal. I started to give her that when my wife saw me (she happened to be on the phone with her friend) so she stopped me and told her friend what I was about to give her. My wife said I was horrible. I told her that I would be happy as heck to get some blacksmiths coal in my stocking for Christmas. Her friend and her could not stop laughing. Then my wife said "Only you crazy knife making people." Well who else in the world glows with joy at the thought of coal for Christmas? :lol:

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