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    Restoring a Vise! I need help with a Part! Samson 5207

    Looks like a nice sandblasting cleanup job. What material are you using as the abrasive? I don't have a sandblasting cabinet yet. I so some electrolysis and wirewheeling for now. Thanks for sharing photos. It is always nice to clean up old tools!
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    Les Paul Guitar

    Awesome work, Daswolf! Nice, clean look. Time, skill, and patience produce nice results.
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    What did you do in the shop today?

    Daswulf, nice guitar construction! Always fun to watch your creativity in action! Keep going! Tom
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    Ornate picture frame

    Nicely done! (Both the work itself and giving it to your wife!)
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    Christmas items 2018

    Desmato, nice clean lines and evenness on your tines. I think your aunt is most fortunate! Good job!
  6. Socrates: I remember reading "When the student is ready, the teacher will appear." And that can be interpreted to mean if one is motivated enough, one will travel and seek out that teacher......Good luck going forward. It is a fun, rewarding journey. Tom
  7. Very nice work, Ausfire! Nice clean twists! I still need to do a longhorn. Yours are a good standard to aim for..... Thanks for sharing.
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    What to do with these things ...

    Nice persistence, Ausfire! Nice "eye candy" hooks!
  9. Olydemon, Nice variety of openers. I like the curved handles and the chisel work. Tom
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    Wood look

    Cade-O, I have not used the technique you are describing. I have made wood grain texture and other textures by cutting lines in the hammer face with an angle grinder and then hitting the metal at orange/yellow heat to imprint the texture. Good luck with your project! Tom
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    What did you do in the shop today?

    Ted, I like the handle you made. Nice twist, proportional, anchor tabs seem a bit on the thin side for me......What did you want to improve on it? Thanks for your photos of swages and leaves, also. Tom
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    Longhorn toast fork

    I vote for the steer or whatever animal looking back at the handle. Nice work again, Ausfire!
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    Damascus Hammer Pendant

    Turned out great if you ask me. Like the texture!
  14. Olydemon, I enjoy the visual texture of your tentacles! Your jig for dimpling the suckers, you are just screwing down the bolt and indenting? Did you find it faster than a hand held punch? Thanks.
  15. Thanks, Daswulf! This points me in the right direction I need to go!