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About SLAG

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    Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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    almost everything
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    Patent lawyer & reg. agent. (Cda. & U.S.A.)

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  1. Epoxy substitute

    JHCC, You are right, as per usual. Let me add a little obscurata. Molten sulfur hardens into an insoluble polymerized mess that defies cleaning up. We were told not to try cleaning out the stuff from test tubes, in my under-graduate days. In other words trash the glass test tube. I do not know of any chemical that cleans it up. (dissolves it). If anyone does know, please post that information here. Thank you in advance. Pyrolysis does not count. SLAG.
  2. Good News

    T.P., & Frosty, May I recommend the classic bedtime story book "Goodnight Moon". It has been continuously in print since 1947. And with good reason. It is soothing, almost hypnotic for young children and someadults too. (me included). Some parents/grandparents found that it can settle an infant with a full-blown bout of colic! I found that I could meditate whilst reading it to both our kids ages ago. Regards, SLAG.
  3. Herr Olson, Said, "When you tell the wife the small cabin you stayed in on your anniversary would make a nice blacksmith shop". SLAG. says, Priceless. SLAG. I do NOT want my wife to see that!
  4. Tiger the cattle dog

    Mr. Cathsonn, Great work, both of them. Sorry about your dog & folks. It's hard to lose loved ones. Welcome to I.F.I. Please edit your file to denote where your are situated. There probably are fellow members near you. Regards, SLAG.
  5. Books?

    Mr. F. Turley, Sir, I just tried and got a message from Godaddy that the web name is for sale. Just thought I'd give the gang a heads up. I will try ABE books shortly, Regards and thanks, SLAG.
  6. J. D., The electrostatic precipitators was just a suggestion for consideration. I am not expert enough in the subject to start a new topic on same. But I think that a person with some electrical knowledge might be able to jury rig such a set up. Regards, SLAG.
  7. Forum Rule? Press?

    Glenn Effendi, Thank you for the OBI information. SLAG.
  8. Forum Rule? Press?

    SLAG here, I suspect that Mr. Glenn is shy. He pays most of the costs to keep this site running & not fading into oblivion. I strongly urge members to consider sending a donation if you value the site, and have gotten good information & amusement here. Please note, I have no monetary interest in making this post. (HAH! most of my income is derived from the proceedings of past crimes!) Regards, SLAG.
  9. Books?

    G.T.G., The Backyard Blacksmith book is currently being remaindered. (I bought one for $9.00). It's excellent. Weyger's book is superb. Mr. Bealer's book is less of a how to book.Mc Daniel's book is excellent. But check out the on-line F.A.O. 3 books, and the C.O.S.I.R.A. series (there are about nine of them), are very good. Try, (that is the blacksmiths of Missouri group). for a whole slew of books, including the latter series mentioned above. Those books are copyright free. (public domain ). SLAG.
  10. Forum Rule? Press?

    Mr. S. I., Would you please divulge OBI., and toggle press.... for some relatively clueless members here. I have company, there are many of us, I suspect. Thank's, SLAG.
  11. J.D., Would static electricity help to lessen the dust? I am alluding to the products know as Cottrell, Lurgi, & other similar electrostatic precipitators. (different types that can work either dry or in wet systems). Try this reference for a quick overview of the subject. The devices are designed for industrial and home use. (e.g. some smokers often have one in the house). Is there any I-Forge Iron member with hands on experience with these devices? I'd love to read your input. Incidentally, Mr. Frosty is correct. Saw dust is surprisingly abrasive. Also paper. Fine expensive chef's knives should NOT be used for cutting paper. They trash the blades. So cut paper with a cheap knife or scissors. Regards to all from here in the central U.S.A. SLAG.
  12. Use the anvil. Work around the damage. I presume that you did a rebound test on the anvil in many places and it is ok. SLAG.
  13. Gurkhas kukri

    T.P., You are correct. Luminol also reacts with copper ions, and objects saturated with cigarette smoke condensates, to give false positives But the Luminol positive blood stain can then be then be further analyzed to identify if it's human blood by a "western blot" analysis. SLAG.
  14. Gurkhas kukri

    Para, You can tell if the stain is blood by dabbing a tiny spot of it with a chemical called Luminol. Blood plus Luminol gives a blue fluorescence. The chemical reacts with the hemoglobin's iron in blood. The reagent works even better with old blood stains. It is used extensively by crime scene technicians. SLAG.
  15. Rockstar, You are correct concerning, trademarks that that are or have a component that are letters or names. (especially family names).Trademarks must refer to the product (or service). In other word people that product name with its origin. An example Is Mazda for cars. Trade marks must therefor be distinctive. Letters are not very distinctive and have much less scope of protection. For example J. B.'s owner would have a tough time claiming infringement against "g. b. knives". or "Chay Bee knives". But, for example KODAK has a far wider ambit of protection. e.g. kobak products or even gobak ... Which would be easily found to be infringing by the Federal Court. (because they are easily confused with Kodak. Family names are also very poor trademarks, as they are not particularly distinctive. In most countries such surnames are not permitted by their respective trade mark acts. The United States is an exception to that practice. Ask McDonalds corporations about trade mark their problems. The strongest trade mark names are those that are coined words. Like Kodak, spandex, Alpo etc. etc.. SLAG.