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  1. pause and back track slightly at the end of your bead and give it enough time to plump up a little and the thumbprints will disappear
  2. I think pillar files and checkering files are the same thing. Found this page and the different numbers equate to lines per inch http://www.ottofrei.com/Store/Glardon-Vallorbe-Precision-Files/Glardon-Vallorbe-Hand-Checkering-Precision-Files-LP1166.html so a cut 0 would be a 30 lines per inch file which is what Monte Kennedy uses to cut teeth in his checking tools. So just need a few spare coins and I can order something from a few sites... Thanks for the offer Stockmaker. may just take you up on it.
  3. Been googling a bunch of stuff lately. Brain is turning to mush trying to keep it all straight. Gotta bug someone else and the info you need pops right up next time your looking... unless murphy strikes Bought a set of Dem-bart checking tools for doing the woodworking end of things and off to a decent start. Trying to figure out if pillar files are the same as a checkering file... haven't found a good enough picture to properly compare. anyways that's enough moaning for now
  4. Anyone have a Canadian source for checkering files? I know MidwayUsa and Brownells has them. Playing with a rifle stock right now and may need a checkering file to make a tool or two to correct a few errant lines. I'm sure that somewhere in my travels I have had my hands on one. but just where and when... could have been when we helped Grandma move and was somewhere in the basement with an uncles tools that were divvied out... at any rate need to make a jointing tool to adjust a few spots
  5. Another good source for blackpowder kits, parts, and ideas is Track of the Wolf
  6. I really, really like those copper twists on the handle. Pretty sure I have a picture in my head of how you do it from your description, but would love to see a WIP on them just cause. Did I say I like them
  7. Start making a few socketed arrow heads and it's just a matter of scale from there. Hammer and anvil and a long piece of stock, spread the end into a nice even fan and roll into a cone. A set of scrolling tongs do a nice job of holding the socket end while forging the pointy bit. A very basic set of tools are needed. Not all sockets are welded, more of a bragging point than a difference in function.
  8. Use the axle on end and I don't know that you would even have to heat treat. Would expect it to be more than hard enough.
  9. Been many years but I have seen horse snowshoes in the mining museum in Rossland BC. If I remember right they were 10-12 inches in diameter. but I don't remember and harness for attaching them to the hooves,
  10. Might be a case of where you are more concerned with the flaws than any recipient would be. Perfect is nice but not always necessary. That will be a cool little key fob.
  11. well... Kinda figured that so many options from there.
  12. any idea what the lock plate may have come off?
  13. Not my area of specialty by any stretch, but could you not use steel/iron wire and file it off after everything is solidly brazed? Or maybe a larger diameter wire that wouldn't melt so easy.
  14. Best thing I have found yet is to set whatever directory you have as your rotating wallpaper. The ideas pop up and ideas stay fresh.
  15. Jeez... I had to do some fancy google fu to figure that one out Thomas...
  16. Kind of interesting right near the start that they have a wrench for uncurling the leaf spring loop.
  17. Dogsoldat


    Looking good Das!
  18. Excellent job! But you will have to stop posting on this subject as it's making me REALLY want one to!
  19. That pine cone in the handle is quite striking. Is it vacuum bagged with epoxy to fill all the spaces then slabbed? Very nicely done!
  20. Around 10:40 he's setting the 'joggle' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9yBlrqd6MU
  21. Great grandfather use to use douglas fir bark in his forge when he didn't have coal or so my father told me, Have used it and it doesn't burn up too fast makes good heat
  22. I picked up the tap (1/2x 24tpi LH) at Lordco and turned a cone on my lathe. Seems to have done the trick, it's still working. May be worth checking into someone close by with machinist skills and maybe make a swap
  23. That's some good info to tuck away Culver. The one lake the water is quite brown and dirty looking. The other where the larger fish are at is clear but black if that makes sense. So my choices for those two lakes has been pretty good from what I understand.
  24. Thanks Culver, good to know that a random grab off the shelf was a good choice. I know your right Steve, just have to find it again so it can be bought x3 ...
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